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Cruz News: May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018




May 13, 2018


Today, we celebrate the women who make us who we are. My Mom, Eleanor, is a woman of tremendous compassion and strength. She overcame enormous obstacles in her life with courage, and was the first in her family to go to college. Heidi is brilliant and beautiful. She’s the love of my life, and an incredible mother to our daughters Caroline and Catherine. To the moms of the world, happy Mother’s Day. We thank you for your steadfast love and encouragement. 

This week, after six months of productive meetings with the President, the administration, and my colleagues in the Senate, I was gratified to see the President step in and make a decision that will save thousands of refinery jobs in Texas and Pennsylvania that are being threatened by a broken regulatory system. The President’s deal is a ‘win-win’ – allowing corn farmers to sell more corn by permitting the sale of E15 year-round—which according to ethanol producers will result in an additional 700 million gallons of ethanol sold, or an additional 280 million bushels of corn—and will help struggling blue collar refinery workers by allowing exported ethanol to provide much-needed RINs relief. This deal is good for farmers, refiners, and America.

For the last year and a half, I’ve encouraged the President to withdraw the United States from the Obama Iranian nuclear deal, and applauded his decision to do so this week. The Iran nuclear deal did enormous damage to America because it allowed billions of dollars to go to directly to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, in a way that insured Iran would get nuclear weapons. Now begins the difficult work of undoing the damage caused by the deal and rolling back the gains it enabled Iran to make. I look forward to working with my Congressional colleagues, with the Trump administration, and with America's allies in crafting and implementing a comprehensive strategy to confront Iran and ensure it never acquires nuclear weapons.

I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of Texans visiting Washington, D.C., including local elected officials from the City of McKinney, representatives from the Port of Victoria, and leaders from College Station, Waco, Lubbock, and Denton. In these meetings we discussed the victories achieved in the first year and a half of the new Administration and Congress, including historic tax cuts and regulatory reform and the beneficial effect it’s having on Texans across the Lone Star State, and my efforts to expand on these victories achieved moving forward.

My Senate office continues to work to ensure swift and effective service to Texans and Texas communities in need of federal assistance following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. If you need additional information or assistance during the recovery and rebuilding process, please do not hesitate to contact my office or use the federal and state resources listed here.

Please read below for an update from this last week.

Keep Texas Strong,

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Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz delivered remarks last week at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Meeting, where he highlighted his efforts to defend the Second Amendment, including his letter to Citigroup and Bank of America, who have sought to restrict customers’ lawful gun purchases and gun sales, and his bill to improve school safety and prevent violent criminals from obtaining weapons. Read more...

Sen. Cruz attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, following the horrific shooting that took place on November 5, 2017. Read more...

Sen. Cruz, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, penned an op-ed for the El Paso Times highlighting his efforts on behalf of Texas service members, including his 13 amendments that were included in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Read more...

Sen. Cruz met with local elected officials from the City of McKinney to discuss the city’s infrastructure programs and initiatives to increase economic development and jobs for hard-working Texans. Read more...

Sen. Cruz issued a statement following President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal. Read more...

Sen. Cruz issued a statement applauding President Trump’s decision addressing the skyrocketing price of RINs, a decision that is a ‘win-win’ solution for both corn farmers and refinery workers. Read more...

Sen. Cruz delivered remarks and participated in a Q&A with members of the Bryan-College Station and Waco Chambers of Commerce where he applauded President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal, and discussed the victories achieved in the first year and a half of the new Administration and Congress. Read more...

Sen. Cruz, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competiveness, today delivered remarks to the 2018 Human to Mars Summit at George Washington University. Read more...

Sen. Cruz issued a statement regarding the release of three Americans imprisoned in North Korea. Read more...

Sen. Cruz on Wednesday addressed members of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) in the aftermath of the President’s announcement on the Iran deal. Read more...

Sen. Cruz on Wednesday delivered remarks at The Heritage Foundation regarding the massive anti-government protests occurring in Nicaragua. Read more...

Sen. Cruz addressed members of the Denton County Chambers of Commerce, where he discussed the victories achieved in the first year and a half of the new Administration and Congress, and his priorities for Texas in 2018. Read more...

Sen. Cruz issued a statement in response to Iran's latest attack on Israel. Read more...

Sen. Cruz appeared on Fox News’ ‘Fox and Friends,’ to discuss the ‘win-win’ solution he reached with President Trump regarding the skyrocketing price of RINs which will save thousands of blue-collar refinery jobs. Read more...

Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced a Senate Resolution to commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration. Read more...

Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced a Senate Resolution to commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration. Read more...

The full press releases may be viewed here.



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