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Cruz News: October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017




October 7, 2017


Last weekend we were horrified to see a despicable attack on our fellow Americans in Las Vegas. Heidi and I are continuing to lift up in prayer the families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one, the injured and the first responders who rushed to the scene. 

This week in Washington, I spoke with the Corpus Christi United Chamber of Commerce about the hurricane recovery tax relief bill that I sponsored and that was signed into law by President Trump. Senator John Cornyn and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida joined me as cosponsors of this bill, which provides major, immediate tax relief for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Cruz-Cornyn-Rubio bill provides additional tax deductions and waives penalties for withdrawals from tax-advantaged accounts for those in storm affected areas, allowing storm victims to keep more of their money as they work to rebuild. The bill also includes tax credits for small businesses that kept paying their employees, even if those employees were unable to come to work or the business was shut down, during the storms. Additionally, by lifting the usual limits on charitable giving, this bill allows more people nationwide to help Texans impacted by Harvey. I am gratified members of Congress were able to work together, and provide further relief to the millions of Texans hurting badly because of these disastrous storms.

On the radio this week, I spoke with KTRH’s Michael Berry in Houston, KTSA’s Trey Ware in San Antonio, and Salem Radio’s Mark Davis in Dallas to discuss my efforts to cut taxes and continue the Senate’s push to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Lastly, my Senate office, led by our Hurricane Harvey recovery working group, continues to work to ensure swift and effective service to Texans and Texas communities in need of federal assistance following the storm. If you need additional information or assistance during the recovery and rebuilding process, please do not hesitate to contact my office or utilize the federal and state resources listed here.

Please read below for an update from this last week.

Keep Texas Strong,

TC Sig
Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz: We Must Address Our National Security Threats With Sobriety and Urgency

Sen. Cruz Tuesday delivered remarks at the ACT for America National Security Legislative Briefing, where he accepted the 2017 National Security Eagle Award. Read more...

Sen. Cruz: We Must Address Our National Security Threats With Sobriety and Urgency

Sen. Cruz Tuesday delivered remarks at the ACT for America National Security Legislative Briefing, where he accepted the 2017 National Security Eagle Award. Read more...

ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: Congress Is Helping Millions of Texans Hurt by Hurricanes

Sen. Cruz Wednesday joined the ‘Michael Berry Show’ to discuss his efforts to provide tax relief for Texans as part of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, which was signed into law last week by President Donald Trump. Read more…

Cruz, Cornyn, Abbott Request $18.7 Billion for Next Wave of Harvey Relief

Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from the Texas congressional delegation to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include $18.7 billion in funding for relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in the next Supplemental Appropriations bill. Read more...

Cruz-Leahy Bipartisan Resolution on Iran Reported by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Cruz applauded the markup of his and Sen. Pat Leahy’s (D-Vt.) bipartisan resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Read more...

Sen. Cruz: Today’s Announcement is a Significant Victory for Religious Liberty

Sen. Cruz released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement that it will roll back the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ controversial contraception mandate: Read more...

ICYMI: Sen. Cruz and Mark Lucas Op-Ed in The Houston Chronicle: ‘Congress Must Expand Health Care Choices For Veterans’

Sen. Cruz and the Executive Director of Concerned Veterans for America Mark Lucas authored the following op-ed in the Houston Chronicle on the critical need for the VA to expand health care options for Veterans by empowering them to choose when and where they seek care: Read more...

Texans in Washington, D.C.

The full press releases may be viewed here.

Central Texas Office
300 E. 8th St,
Suite #961
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 916-5834

North Texas Office
Lee Park Tower II,
3626 N. Hall St., Suite #410
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 599-8749

Southeast Texas Office
808 Travis St.,
Suite #1420
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 718-3057


South/Central Texas Office
9901 IH-10W,
Suite # 950
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 340-2885

East Texas Office
305 S. Broadway,
Suite 501
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (903) 593-5130

South Texas Office
200 S. 10th St,
Suite 1603
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 686-7339



Washington Office
404 Russell Senate Office
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5922


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Central TX

(512) 916-5834
300 E 8th
Suite 961
Austin, TX 78701

North TX

(214) 599-8749
Lee Park Tower II
3626 N. Hall St.
Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75219

Southeast TX

(713) 718-3057
808 Travis Street
Suite 1420
Houston, TX 77002

South/Cen. TX

(210) 340-2885
9901 IH-10W
Suite 950
San Antonio, TX 78230

East TX

(903) 593-5130
305 S. Broadway
Suite 501
Tyler, TX 75702

South TX

(956) 686-7339
200 S. 10th St
Suite 1603
McAllen, TX 78501

West TX


Washington, D.C.

(202) 224-5922
404 Russell
Washington, DC 20510

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