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Cruz News: September 8, 2018

September 8, 2018

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September 8, 2018

Greetings,

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a series of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The American people want justices on the Supreme Court who are going to be faithful to the Constitution and protect the Bill of Rights. Over the course of four days, while my Democratic colleagues coordinated with protestors and activists to disrupt the hearings, I questioned Judge Kavanaugh on the issues that matter to Texans, including free speech and religious liberty. By any measure, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected federal appellate judges in the country, and I have every confidence he will be confirmed to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, Sen. Cornyn and I penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News voicing our support for Judge Kavanaugh, and denouncing our colleagues’ efforts to derail his confirmation.

On Tuesday, I was gratified to see 12 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects receive environmental schedules from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). With six of the projects located in Texas, this announcement is welcome news to our state, the nation, and to our trade partners abroad. The Texas projects alone will bring tens of thousands of jobs to the state for many years to come, and renewed investment in many communities, some of which are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Lone Star State is at the center of the energy renaissance occurring in the United States. The shale revolution has transformed Texas into the leading natural gas producer and the United States into a net exporter of natural gas. FERC’s announcement is another important step forward, and will boost greater economic growth, create millions of good-paying jobs, lower energy costs, and increase energy security.

As Texans continue to rebuild from the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the south Texas flooding, we must also take all steps necessary to prepare our homes and families for any future weather event. For those seeking preparedness information and resources, please refer to 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 issued a statement applauding the announcement that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued environmental schedules for 12 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, six of which are located in the state of Texas. Read more...

Tuesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Cruz delivered an opening statement. Read more...

Sen. Cruz appeared on 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis show to discuss Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and news of the day. Read more...

Sen. Cruz appeared on San Antonio’s Trey Ware Show to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, where he described Kavanaugh as “one of the most respected federal appellate judges in the country.” Read more...

Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News denouncing Senate Judiciary Democrats’ attempts to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and voicing their support for his confirmation. Read more...

Sen. Cruz addressed ACT for America’s 10th Annual National Conference on Wednesday. Read more...

Sen. Cruz, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the second day of the confirmation hearing. Read more...

Sen. Cruz joined Fox News’ Sean Hannity to discuss the first and second day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings and Senate Democrats’ efforts to coordinate protests and disruptions. Read more...

Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released statements after the Senate approved the nomination of Alan Albright to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Read more...

Thursday, the series of hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh continued with a second round of questioning by Senate Judiciary Committee members. There, Sen. Cruz participated in a line of questioning with Judge Kavanaugh on his prior trial experience and qualifications to fulfill the crucial vacancy on the Supreme Court. Read more...

Sen. Cruz appeared on Fox Business Network’s ‘Mornings with Maria’ to discuss the last day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, government funding, and news of the day. Read more...

Sen. Cruz, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Friday questioned a panel of witnesses on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more...

The full press releases may be viewed here.

 
 

 

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