Newsmax: Ted Cruz: School Choice Is ‘Most Compelling Civil Rights Issue’

December 10, 2014

School choice is “the most compelling civil rights issue of the 21st century,” said Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. The potential 2016 presidential candidate spoke out about the issue during a Senate hearing on community policing that had been scheduled following the protests surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CNN reported. “When … Read more

CNN: Cruz: School choice is ‘most compelling civil rights issue’ of the century

December 9, 2014

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called school choice “the most compelling civil rights issue of the 21st century” and suggested it will be a significant focus of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and human rights when he becomes chairman in the new Congress. The potential GOP presidential contender made the remarks … Read more

Houston Chronicle: Texans would give combat tax breaks to soldiers who fight Ebola

December 8, 2014

A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers in Washington is introducing legislation that would extend combat tax benefits to troops performing humanitarian services to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act was introduced in the House by El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke, along with Texas Republicans John Carter … Read more

Houston Chronicle: Texas Republicans rally around Abbott lawsuit on immmigration

December 8, 2014

As congressional Republicans look for ways to block President Obama’s executive order delaying deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants, Texas’ GOP delegation has issued a letter supporting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lawsuit challenging the administration move. A letter released Monday carries the signatures of both Texas U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as … Read more

Breitbart: Land Grab Provisions Attached to NDAA Draw Ire from Cruz and Coburn

December 4, 2014

The inclusion of a public lands package in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) compromise has drawn criticism from two prominent conservative voices in the upper chamber. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers are celebrating the inclusion. “The decision to attach an extreme land grab to the NDAA is a disservice to members of the Armed Forces,” … Read more

The Hill: Cruz urges GOP to ‘stand up’ to Obama on immigration orders

December 3, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the architect of the 2013 government shutdown, stood outside the Capitol with House conservatives on Wednesday and urged the GOP to not provide funding for President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Cruz told reporters at a press conference that he would support a short-term spending bill, known as a continuing resolution … Read more

The Hill: Cruz decries ‘extreme land grab’ in defense bill

December 3, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday called for his colleagues to reject an annual defense bill because of the “extreme land grab” tacked onto the measure. The bipartisan proposed bill, released late Tuesday, includes a variety of public land and energy provisions, including designating new national parks and wilderness areas, and speeding the permitting process … Read more

The Blaze: Ted Cruz’s Tough Message to House Republicans

December 3, 2014

“Honor your commitments. Answer the question today, the exact same way you would have answered it a month ago when you were campaigning before the voters,” he added. Cruz spoke after meeting with several House Republicans who are hoping the House can adopt Cruz’s recommendation. Several dozen GOP lawmakers are known to be pushing for … Read more

The Washington Times: Ted Cruz: No money for amnesty

December 3, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that Congress should insist on a spending bill that cancels President Obama’s new illegal immigrant amnesty and should pass only a short-term funding bill to carry the government over into the new year. The Texas Republican joins a number of other conservatives who have balked at passing any legislation that … Read more

The Washington Post: Cruz: ‘Stand up and use the power of the purse’ against Obama immigration action

December 3, 2014

Speaking to a group of conservative activists gathered in front of the Capitol Building on Wednesday, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) challenged his colleagues in Congress to “use the power of the purse” to respond to President Obama’s executive action on immigration. “Congress should stand up and use the power of the purse to say, … Read more