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Sen. Cruz Addresses Texas Oil & Gas Association and National Safety Council

Discusses economic growth, job creation, and efforts to combat opioid crisis

October 22, 2018

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HOUSTON, Texas. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the Texas Oil & Gas Association’s Lone Star Energy Forum and participated in a Q&A with attendees. There, he discussed his commitment to job creation and economic opportunity for Texans.

Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s remarks at the Texas Oil & Gas Association may be viewed here.

“It’s great to be at home in Houston and to visit with the hardworking Texans who provide significant contributions to Texas’ and our country’s oil and gas industry,” Sen. Cruz said. “As a result of our energy renaissance, the United States has emerged as the largest global crude oil producer. Texas’ energy community stands apart from the rest of the country as it leads the nation as a producer of one-third of all U.S. crude oil. The Texas energy community’s significant contributions to our country have undoubtedly contributed to America’s overall economic success.”

Later, Sen. Cruz delivered remarks at the National Safety Council’s 2018 NSC Congress and Expo.

Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s address at the National Safety Council may be viewed here.

“Too many lives have been lost to the opioid crisis, and today we take a stand for all Americans,” Sen. Cruz said. “American families across the nation have been affected by the ongoing opioid crisis, including my own. I am proud of the legislative efforts Congress has taken in efforts to save millions from the ravages of drug addiction, and I look forward to continuing working with my colleagues in Congress and President Trump to create effective laws to combat the growing opioid crisis.”

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