Archive for June, 2013

Sen. Cruz Statement on President Obama’s Nomination for State Department IG

June 28, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Friday, June 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of Steve Linick for State Department Inspector General: Three days ago, I wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell notifying my intent to hold … Read more


Sen. Cruz Statement on Gang of Eight Bill Vote

June 27, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Thursday, June 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote on S.744, the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill: Unfortunately, all of the concerns that have been repeatedly raised about this bill remain: it repeats the mistakes of the 1986 immigration … Read more


Sen. Cruz to Hold All State Dept. Nominees Until President Nominates Inspector General

June 26, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s failure to nominate an Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of State. IGs are congressionally mandated officers who provide independent agency oversight. The President’s failure to nominate a State … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

Greetings, Last week was eventful in our nation’s battle to reform immigration. The current proposal before the Senate has serious problems, and unfortunately, I believe it would simply be a repeat of the 1986 amnesty where we were promised border security for legalization. But the border security never came. Our immigration system is broken. It is … Read more


Sen. Cruz Comments on SCOTUS DOMA, Proposition 8 Decisions

June 26, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8: Today’s Supreme Court decisions on marriage are a regrettable overreach against the will of the people as expressed … Read more


Sen. Cruz Proposes Amendment to Prevent Penalty for Hiring Citizens and Legal Immigrants

June 25, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today addressed the Senate floor to expose a component of the Gang of Eight Bill that establishes a penalty for hiring citizens and legal immigrants over immigrants granted Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status under this legislation. He asked … Read more


Sen. Cruz Statement on President’s New Energy Agenda

June 25, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement on the President’s environmental speech: Across the nation Republicans, Independents, and Democrats are united on one thing: that increasing jobs and improving the economy should be government’s top priority. Climate change barely registers … Read more


Sen. Cruz Applauds Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court Decision

June 25, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder: Today, the Supreme Court recognized the enormous progress made toward voting equality in the United States since the Voting Rights Act was passed … Read more


Sen. Cruz: We Have Seen This Play Before – Reminiscent of Obamacare

June 24, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Monday, June 24, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today addressed the Senate floor to contrast the border measures in the current Corker-Hoeven amendment to a border security amendment he filed last week, citing areas where the Corker-Hoeven measure fails to adequately secure the border before legalization … Read more


Sen. Ted Cruz: Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later

June 24, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Monday, June 24, 2013 Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later RedState By Sen. Ted Cruz June 24, 2013 On Monday at 5:30pm, the United States Senate will vote on the most sweeping immigration reform proposal it has considered in almost 3 decades – and … Read more