Archive for May, 2013

NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Greetings, I hope you had a restful and reverent Memorial Day weekend. We will never be able to express enough thanks for those who have paid the ultimate price so we may be free, but we can continue to honor their legacy. Last week was a busy one. The Senate Judiciary Committee finished marking up … Read more


VIDEO: Sen. Cruz Pays Tribute to our Nation’s Fallen Service Men and Women

May 26, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Sunday, May 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a video paying tribute to the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces in recognition of Memorial Day. TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Ted Cruz. I hope y’all will join me in remembering our nation’s fallen … Read more


Freedom Minute: Texas Shows the Country How it’s Done

May 23, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Thursday, May 23, 2013 **Attention: Radio Producers** Sen. Cruz’s newest 60-second radio spot is available for your use. WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the latest in a series of “Freedom Minute” segments in which he notes how Texas is prospering in an environment of low, … Read more


Sen. Cruz: This Disagreement Is Over One Issue – Can Senate Raise Debt Ceiling with Only 50 Votes?

May 23, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Thursday, May 23, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today addressed the Senate floor reiterating his willingness to move forward with the budget if the Senate agrees not to use the budget process to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote. Several senators are asking … Read more


Sen. Cruz: I Want Common-sense Immigration Reform to Pass; This Bill Makes the Problem Worse

May 21, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today voted against moving S. 744 out of the Senate Judiciary committee, citing concerns that the legislation does not effectively secure the border or adequately improve legal immigration, while failing to respect the rule of law. The bill … Read more


Sen. Cruz: If Senate Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling, We Should Do So After Fair and Open Debate

May 21, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today took the Senate floor to again object sending the budget bill straight to conference, as Democrats continue to pursue, which would bypass thorough debate and enable Democrats to raise the debt ceiling with a 50-vote threshold. If … Read more


Sen. Cruz Presents Amendments to Immigration Reform Bill

May 21, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) presented his remaining amendments to the immigration reform bill in today’s Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting. The amendments would prohibit federal, state, or local entitlement benefits for those here illegally, ensure that illegal immigrants are not given a … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

Greetings, Yesterday, a massive tornado devastated part of Oklahoma. Tragically, lives were lost, hundreds were injured, and still many more are left homeless. I’d ask that you join me in keeping the victims in your thoughts and prayers. If you’d like to help those who have been affected, please click here to find out what you … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – May 14, 2013

May 20, 2013

Greetings, After heading back to Washington from the April recess, things picked up quickly on Capitol Hill. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which I serve, began the mark-up process on the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation, hearings were held in the House of Representatives on the Benghazi attack, and the IRS revealed … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – May 7, 2013

May 20, 2013

Greetings, One of my favorite things about Senate recess is the opportunity to visit with so many Texans across the Lone Star State. It’s important for our job in the Senate to hear your concerns and suggestions on how we can reduce the intrusion of the federal government in the lives of Texans. This week, … Read more