Archive for July, 2013

Sen Cruz: Americans Want Economic Growth Back; We Must Stand Together to Defund Obamacare

July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today joined Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a colloquy on the Senate floor to explain the importance of defunding Obamacare in the Continuing Resolution. Video and excerpts of the Senator’s remarks are below. It is important to understand who it is hurt … Read more


The Senate Must Not Sacrifice Funding for NASA’s Core Mission to Continue Expanding Climate Change Funding

July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today issued the following statement regarding the markup of S. 1317, NASA Authorization Act of 2013 in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: I’m disappointed that Democrats on the Commerce Committee have chosen to ignore the fiscal realities that we live in … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – July 30, 2013

July 30, 2013

Greetings, I wanted to start off by saying thank you. Tomorrow marks one year since our victory in the runoff election — a victory that, without the grassroots, wouldn't have been possible. Every day I go to work with a spring in my step knowing I have the opportunity to fight for 26 million Texans … Read more


Freedom Minute: Spark Economic Growth — Defund Obamacare

July 29, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Monday, July 29, 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 urges President Obama and his party to spark economic growth … Read more


Sen. Cruz: Holder Announcement Politicizes Department of Justice

July 25, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Thursday, July 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will seek to require Texas to get permission before making voting law changes: Attorney General Holder’s recent announcement is just the latest example of … Read more


Cruz: President Obama is Out of Ideas

July 24, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Obama’s speech today on the state of the economy, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said: Today President Obama rehashed essentially the same economic speech we’ve heard for years: more government programs, more taxes. He’s out of ideas to fix the economy, … Read more


NEWSLETTER: The News with Sen. Cruz – July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Greetings, The last seven months have been a whirlwind. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with ABC’s Jonathan Karl about what it has been like to fight for Texas in the United States Senate, including defending our Second Amendment rights, attempting to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, and even some fun with ‘The Daily … Read more


Cornyn, Cruz Announce Application Process for Texas Judgeships

July 22, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Monday, July 22, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today announced that they are accepting applications for six judicial vacancies in Texas. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies. … Read more


Sen. Cruz Presents Legislation to Ensure Federal Law Does Not Preempt States’ Abilities to Require ID for Voter Registration

July 19, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Friday, July 19, 201 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today presented legislation that will close a loophole in the federal “Motor Voter” law that preempts states from enforcing requirements to ensure those registered to vote are U.S. citizens. Cosponsors of his bill include Sens. David Vitter (LA), Mike Lee … Read more


Sen. Cruz Statement on Perez Confirmation Vote

July 18, 2013

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Thursday, July 18, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor: I am disappointed in the Senate’s vote to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor. Mr. Perez’s record indicates a lack of respect for … Read more