, A co-sponsor of the resolution to commemorate the Armenian genocide, Cruz said that while Turkey is a NATO ally, "We should never be afraid to tell the truth, and alliances grounded in lies are themselves unsustainable.  They wrote, "The detention of as many as a million or more Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in 'political reeducation' centers or camps requires a tough, targeted, and global response.  Cruz said the Corps' responsibilities were expanded without providing adequate measures for state participation. 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Sponsored legislation by Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas - in Congress from 2023 through Present The next day CNN reported that Cruz had characterized the attack as terrorism at least 17 times during the preceding year.  He reaffirmed his position in 2022 after comments by Justice Clarence Thomas. , In June 2017, Cruz co-sponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (s. 720), which would make it a federal crime for Americans to encourage or participate in boycotts against Israel and Israeli settlements in the West Bank if protesting actions by the Israeli government. , Cruz is a supporter of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline, and following the Republican senate whip, was a cosponsor of legislation in support of the pipeline.  The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case or issue an injunction and Pennsylvania's Electoral College votes were cast for Joe Biden. Sec.  With his victories over Trump in Texas, Kansas, and Maine, he established himself as the candidate with the best opportunity to defeat Trump, the leading contender for the nomination. I want to urge Cruz to take an action on a bill. It was Cruz's tenth statewide win.  Cruz has said that he is the son of "two mathematicians/computer programmers". 18) NASA Transition Authorization Act American politician, attorney (born 1970), "Senator Cruz" redirects here. Hackers/journalists/researchers: See these open data sources. ( All Actions ) Tracker: Introduced Passed Senate Passed House To President Became Law BILL 2.  The Iowa win made him the first Hispanic to win either a presidential primary election or caucus. The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: The letters stand for sounds according to the following table: Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable. Choose from the options above to find the right way to contact Cruz. 34) A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the Paul Brown United States Courthouse. , Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform. ", Cruz opposes the legalization of marijuana, but believes it should be decided at the state level. 24) FY 2017 NDAA: Iran Cyber 533 of P.L. , At the time of his birth, Ted Cruz's parents had lived in Calgary for three years and were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic-data processing firm for oil drilling. , Rafael Edward Cruz was born on December 22, 1970, at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Eleanor Elizabeth (ne Darragh) Wilson and Rafael Cruz.  Proponents of the bill argued that it would provide steady funding to support research and restoration projects, funded primarily by dedicating 12.5% of revenues from offshore energy development, including oil, gas, and renewable energy, through offshore lease sales and production based royalty payments, distributed through a competitive grant program. Nomination Confirmed 77/19 on May 8, 2019. . Ted Cruz sponsored S.Amdt.3809, which was adopted by UC on the Senate floor and incorporated as Sec. , Cruz won the runoff for the Republican nomination by a 14-point margin over Dewhurst, support for Dewhurst having plummeted while Cruz's vote total dramatically increased from the first round. , Cruz successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 54 in Van Orden v. Let the election decide. 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Cruz mocks Rep. 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Youve cast your vote. Cruz also thanked senators from both political parties for "swiftly passing this legislation and sending it to the White House". Youre more than a vote, so support GovTrack today with a tip of any amount: Or keep using GovTrack for free! -. Very few bills are ever enacted most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. , Cruz left the family poodle Snowflake alone inside the house without heat; reporters saw the dog through the window of the front door of the dark and empty house. U.S. He won 36 of the 42 delegates available in Wisconsin. Cruz was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted.  Because he surpassed the 50% winner-take-all threshold, he won all 40 of Utah's delegates.  He was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. Look for a contact form on Sen. Ted Cruzs website to express your opinion. Staff. 20) FY 2017 NDAA: Cuba joint exercises , On March 8, 2016, Cruz won the Idaho primary with 45% of votedefeating Trump by 17% and earning his seventh statewide victory.  In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and, with his debate partner David Panton, Team of the Year by the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Cruz also garnered the support of ten other senators for a plan by his decades-long friend, Trump attorney John Eastman, to delay the January 6 electoral vote certification for ten days to allow Republican legislatures in six key states Biden had won to consider submitting slates of Trump electors, based on false allegations of widespread voting fraud. 21) FY 2017 NDAA: Missile defense policy , In a November 2014 Senate speech, Cruz accused President Obama of being "openly desirous to destroy the Constitution and this Republic".  His speech, and especially his accusation against McConnell, was condemned by various senior Republican senators, with McCain saying that the speech was "outside the realm of Senate behavior" and "a very wrong thing to do". In February 2021, during a historic winter storm, up to 4.3 million Texas residents were left without power and millions of others without drinking water, including Cruz and his family. Cruz previously sponsored an . 5302. , Cruz then attended Harvard Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.  In 2010, he abandoned a bid for state attorney general when incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott, who hired Cruz as solicitor general, decided to run for reelection. Our public interest mission means we will never put our service behind a paywall. Ted Cruz's 2022: Uvalde fallout, viral backlash. Miriam died in 2011. 8112 of H.Rept.115-952 (P.L. Newdow. Otherwise, look for a phone number on that website to call his office if you have a question. , On February 1, 2016, Cruz won the Iowa caucuses. 185). The race received significant media attention and became the most expensive U.S. Senate election in history up to that point (until the 202021 Georgia special election between incumbent Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock). , Several lawsuits and ballot challenges asserting that Cruz was ineligible to become U.S. president were filed at the time. June 24, 2022. Nomination Confirmed 80/19 on May 12, 2022. Cruz declined consideration for the position. Title V of P.L. In addition to eliminating the IRS as described above, he has promised to eliminate four other cabinet-level agencies: the Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Commerce, and Department of Housing and Urban Development. 720).  This gave Cruz his 11th state win. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #121, which was adopted in the full committee markup by roll call vote. He instead told listeners to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution". This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it's not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now.  On March 12, Cruz won the Wyoming county conventions with 67% of the vote and 9 delegates, giving him his eighth statewide win. A man confronted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on an airplane flight on Thursday about the senator not supporting stricter gun legislation in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting that killed. 11032 of P.L. S. 1635 (116th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Odessa, Texas, as the Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic. The appeals court rejected Cruz's argument and affirmed the $880,000 award. 319 of P.L. The letter, published in the magazine Politico on April 18, 2014, starts with "Thanks to President Obama for joining a unanimous Congress and signing S. 2195 into law". That's wrong.  The event was attended by several potential presidential candidates. Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: ( 1 ) Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Latest Action: 01/05/2023 Became Public Law No: 117-352. 324 was included in the House vehicle used for enactment (H.R.  The loans were largely repaid by later campaign fundraising. Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Visit us on Mastodon 324. Cruz won with 4.5 million votes (56.4%) to Sadler's 3.2 million (40.6%).  Cruz finished first in two presidential straw polls conducted in 2014 with 30.33% of the vote at the Republican Leadership Conference and 43% of the vote at the Republican Party of Texas state convention. , At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Cruz represented Pfizer in a lawsuit brought by a group of public hospitals and community health centers, who accused Pfizer of overcharging. 2404 of S.1405 (Senate FAA bill), and subsequently Sec. Hatch said McConnell did pledge to help Cantwell get a vote on the Ex-Im Bank. 13) FY 2018 NDAA: Taiwan Defense Partnership 8112 of the conference report. Ted Cruz sponsored the Senate vehicle (S. 2195), which was used for enactment.  The Texas Democratic Party also called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an official investigation into Cruz for inciting sedition and treason. Ted Cruz sponsored S. 672, which is identical to Sec. Cruz's denunciation of Obama was criticized by PolitiFact, which found that the modern pattern of American outsourcing, while prevalent during the Obama years, had started earlier. Murney, Micheal. , As of November 2018, Cruz has sponsored 105 bills of his own, including:, Cruz had a leading role in the 2013 United States federal government shutdown. today introduced the Safe Kids, Safe Schools, Safe Communities Act of 2022, legislation that would dedicate over $38 billion to make our schools and communities safer, including funding enhanced school security and doubling the number of school resource officers in America's schools, investing in school mental .  On April 27, he said that, if he were selected as the party's nominee, he would choose former CEO of HP and fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate.  A few days later Allseas suspended the work. Nomination Confirmed 98/2 on Apr 20, 2021. Glover, Scott and Reston, Maeve (March 10, 2016). Their attempts ", "Cruz, Cornyn back Texas gov's request for disaster declaration", Ted Cruz's hard-line stance renders border crisis key 2016 issue, "Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%", "O'Rourke to Democrats: Don't shut down the government like Ted Cruz", "Cruz Blasts Citizenship Path for Dreamers Suggested by Trump", "Ted Cruz cast lone vote against advancing 'Dreamer' legislation", "Cruz on Birthright Citizenship - FactCheck.org", "Ted Cruz again defends family separation, as Beto O'Rourke plans vigil at Tornillo tent camp", "Ted Cruz defends family separation at border as Trump bars asylum claims for domestic abuse or gang violence", "Hong Kong-based activists mostly silent after US Senator Ted Cruz blocks bill giving special refugee status to dissidents, citing spy threat from Beijing", "Fact check: Ted Cruz falsely claims Democrats' voting bill is intended to register millions of undocumented immigrants", "What every Republican senator has said about filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year", "Trump has stacked federal courts in Texas and beyond with conservative judges, but GOP, Cornyn want more", "Trump-appointed judges are shifting the country's most politically conservative circuit court further to the right", "Trump's stacking of federal courts in Texas with conservative judges could have decades-long impact", "Sen. Ted Cruz insulted a 'woke, emasculated' U.S. Army ad. Angry veterans fired back", "Sen. Ted Cruz slams 'emasculated' U.S. military depicted in Army ad campaign", "Ted Cruz looks to project military strength in South Carolina", "The conservative case against net neutrality", "The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What? Cruz Sec. As Solicitor General, Cruz declined to vacate Haley's sentence, saying, "I think justice is being done because he had a full and fair trial and an opportunity to raise his errors. , In 2013, Cruz voted against a bill to provide a package of federal aid to the Northern East Coast for recovery from Hurricane Sandy because, he said, the bill was "filled with unrelated pork" and "two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy". Sec. 113-291 He pinned some of his blame on then-President Obama, saying that Obama had overseen outsourcing for the previous seven years. Cruz outlined his legislation in an interview with CBS 11 on Tuesday. , Cruz voted against the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 that would have created the National Endowment for the Oceans and authorized more than $26 billion in projects to be built by the Army Corps of Engineers, at least $16 billion of which would have come from federal taxpayers. , In his speech on July 20, the third day of the convention, Cruz congratulated Trump but did not endorse him.  Cruz lives in River Oaks, Houston. 115-232 113-66 Elections must be decided by counting votes. 113-66 The United Nations and U.S. government consider Swidan wrongfully detained. , On April 6, 2016, Cruz won the Wisconsin primary with 48.2% of the vote to Trump's 35.1%. Help us develop the tools to bring real-time legislative data into the classroom. ", "Iowa caucus results: Ted Cruz wins, Hillary Clinton declares victory", "Live results from the 2016 South Carolina GOP primary", "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Score Big Super Tuesday Primary Wins", "Cruz, Clinton Grab Most Votes in Almost Every Texas County", Cruz Easily Wins Kansas Republican Caucuses, "Ted Cruz Wins Kansas Caucuses as 5 States Vote on 'Super Saturday', "Cruz Goes Two for Four, Wins Kansas, Maine", Ted Cruz Crushes At Kansas Republican Caucus, Cruz on Trump's heels after victories on Super Saturday, "Some see Cruz as best alternative to Trump", "Ted Cruz Wins Idaho, Places Second in Three Other States", "Cruz crushes Trump in Wyoming Republican caucus", "North Dakota Republican Delegation 2016", "Colorado Loss Reveals Chaotic, Overwhelmed Trump Campaign", "Ted Cruz wins first 6 Colorado delegates, Donald Trump shut out", "Ted Cruz Wins Majority of Delegates in Colorado", "Ted Cruz dominates Colorado GOP convention winning all 34 delegates", "Cruz announces Fiorina as choice for running mate", "Ted Cruz Ends His Campaign for President", "No, Canada: Sen. Ted Cruz has formally shed his dual citizenship", "Ted Cruz says he's hired lawyers to renounce Canadian citizenship", "Cruz says it's 'clear and straightforward' that he's a natural-born U.S. citizen", "Cruz Will Renounce Canadian Citizenship", "BLC upholds Sanders, Trump on primary ballots", "Vermonter tries to keep names off presidential ballot", "Marco Rubio seeks to dismiss court challenge to his eligibility to be president", "Utah man suing Ted Cruz claiming he's not a natural-born citizen", "Alabama residents' lawsuit claims Ted Cruz ineligible to run for president", "Lawsuit: Remove Cruz and Rubio from Ark. 115-97 During the first year of Trump's presidency, Cruz sponsored legislation to repeal the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and was part of the group of 13 senators that drafted the unsuccessful 2017 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act replacement proposals of the AHCA. Cruz was endorsed first by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and then by the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative political action committee; the FreedomWorks for America super PAC; nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin; Tea Party Express; Young Conservatives of Texas; and U.S.  In the Texas primary, he received the most votes in all but six of the state's 254 counties. That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I'm going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, 'Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father. Well be in touch. , In 2008 American Lawyer magazine named Cruz one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, and The National Law Journal named him one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America. 115-91 Cruz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas: International Affairs (34%) from Jan 3, 2019 to Dec 22, 2022. , After his Supreme Court clerkship, Cruz worked in private practice as an associate at the law firm Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal (now Cooper & Kirk, PLLC) from 1997 to 1998.  On March 5, Cruz won the Kansas and Maine caucuses, giving him six statewide wins. Senators Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Pat Toomey. 115-245) S.Amdt. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019. Jan 17, 2023, GovTrack Insider staff writer Jesse Rifkin Jan 16, 2023, GovTrack Insider analyzes House or Senate votes which passed with only one dissenter Jan 13, 2023. She is of three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Italian descent, and earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s.  He placed second in Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii.  As a teenager in the 1950s, Rafael Cruz was beaten by agents of Fulgencio Batista for opposing the Batista regime. ", In May 2022, after the Robb Elementary School shooting, Cruz blamed mass shootings on declining church attendance, violent video games, prescription drugs, cyberbullying, social isolation, and other societal factors.  During the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, John Boehner described Cruz as "Lucifer in the flesh"; in an interview, Lindsey Graham said, "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.  Later that day, he returned to Texas, after allowing his family to stay in Mexico, saying that the vacation was a mistake.  Cruz and Panton later represented Harvard Law School at the 1995 World Debating Championship, losing in the semifinals to a team from Australia. Sec. , As early as 2013, Cruz was widely expected to run for the presidency in 2016.  Cruz tweeted, "More than once, I've said 'screw the Chinese communists'. to bait violent anti-democratic conspiracy theories or to engage in anti-semitism. Keilar rolls the tape", "Ted Cruz told the truth about the 1/6 attack.  He left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin and obtained political asylum in the United States after his four-year student visa expired. 115-91 ", In September 2016, Cruz backed the Obama administration's plan to sell more than $1.15 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. " Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney also criticized Cruz's remarks, writing that although he, too, opposed the Iran agreement, Cruz's statement connecting Obama to terrorism was "way over the line" and "hurts the cause".  Thousands of lawyers and law students called for him to be disbarred for inciting the insurrection. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S.  Cruz's role in the United States federal government shutdown of 2013 in particular attracted criticism from a number of Republican colleagues. The most recent include: Does 15 not sound like a lot? *: These candidates were constitutionally ineligible to serve as President or Vice President. , Cruz is strongly anti-abortion, but "would allow the procedurewhen a pregnancy endangers the mother's life". , In August 2018, Cruz and 16 other lawmakers urged the Trump administration to impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act against Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority in western China's Xinjiang region. , In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by the attorneys general of 31 states arguing that the Washington, D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, U.S Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo), introduced legislation that will dedicate over $38 billion to make schools and their communities safer. Cruz is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. 7) FY 2019 NDAA: Bar China from RIMPAC The Washington Post disputed this, writing that "the bill was largely aimed at dealing with Sandy, along with relatively minor items to address other or future disasters.  In 2014, he criticized the Obama administration: "The president's foreign policy team utterly missed the threat of ISIS, indeed, was working to arm Syrian rebels that were fighting side by side with ISIS", calling ISIS "the face of evil". " He is fond of wearing cowboy boots, but he refrained from doing so when arguing before the Rehnquist court.  On July 7, after a meeting with Trump, he confirmed that he would speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention. ", In late January 2017, Cruz praised Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as "brilliant and immensely talented" in a written statement. Medelln v. Texas, 552 U.S. 491 (2008) (No. Cruz called the agreement "complete and utter surrender". Sec. campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup. Ted Cruz sponsored S. Amdt. 1852, which added Sec.  On November 28, in light of Trump showing a softer tone on his campaign promises, Cruz warned that justified backlash could ensue if he strayed from them. 3) FY 2019 NDAA: Protecting the Chief of Chaplains serving in each branch of the military from their rank being diminished and to underscore their important role of caring for those in need  He has a lifetime score of 3% on the National Environmental Scorecard of the League of Conservation Voters. , Cruz has criticized the U.S. military for becoming "emasculated" by its recruiting efforts, comparing those efforts unfavorably to the Russian military's. 2404 of S.1405 (Senate FAA bill), and subsequently Sec. Cruz said he was he was "leading the charge" to prevent Biden's certification as president. P.L.  Texas won the case in a 63 decision, the Supreme Court holding that ICJ decisions were not binding in domestic law and that the President had no power to enforce them. While Cruz initially declined to endorse Trump's campaign once he won the nomination, he became a staunch Trump supporter during his presidency. The . Ted Cruz talks guns, same-sex marriage, Obamacare with Jay Leno, "Ted Cruz: Gay marriage decision one of 'darkest' in U.S. history - UPI.com", "Ted Cruz backs Senate candidate who said gay marriage ruling 'even worse' than slavery", "Sen. Ted Cruz Says Supreme Court Was Wrong In Same-Sex Marriage Ruling", "Ted Cruz says Texas should repeal ban on gay sex", "Ted Cruz's daughter, 2: 'I want to work with daddy', "Cruz's Wife Heidi to Take Unpaid Leave From Goldman", "Did Sen. Ted Cruz fly to Cancn during the Texas freeze? , Cruz won his widest margin up to that point in Kansas, where he beat front-runner Donald Trump by 25 points. Sec. He was one of 80 senators to cosponsor a July 2014 bill to enhance cooperative programs between the United States and Israel. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #59, which was adopted in the full committee markup.  On March 1, he called Trump's joint address to Congress the previous day "positive" and "unifying". 17) North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act ", Shortly after the campaign's end, Cruz indicated that he would restart the bid if successful in the Nebraska primary, which Trump later won. , Cruz's political allies and rivals condemned him for leaving Texas during a crisis and traveling internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chart below reports missed votes over time. On April 3, North Dakota elected a slate of delegates dominated by pro-Cruz delegates.  In March 2015, he said that some people are "global warming alarmists" and, citing satellite temperature measurements, said, contrary to NASA's analysis, that there had been no significant warming in 18 years. 1237 of P.L. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.  With the death of Fidel Castro in November, Cruz charged Obama with celebrating and lionizing Castro in public statements he made addressing the death. . Young Americans have historically been the least involved in politics, despite the huge consequences policies can have on them. ( All Actions) Tracker: Introduced Passed Senate Passed House To President Became Law BILL 2.  In the Republican primary, he ran against sitting Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. See full analysis methodology.  During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group known at the time as the Free Market Education Foundation, a program that taught high school students the philosophies of economists such as Milton Friedman and Frdric Bastiat.  On February 21, he placed third in the South Carolina Republican primary with about 22.3% of the vote.  In the U.S. Senate, former Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the filibuster attempt because only 18 Republican senators supported the filibuster. Cruz faced the Democratic nominee, U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, in the general election. Ted Cruz sponsored S. 1594, which is identical to the House vehicle used for enactment (H.R.  He authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 34 appellate oral arguments.  Cruz requested that the Houston police escort him and his family through the airport. , Cruz opposes both same-sex marriage and civil unions.  During the campaign, one of Cruz's promises was to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S. His choice of running mate, Carly Fiorina, was met with pushback due to her record of outsourcing, but he defended her. Senator from Texas", "Australians Win Debate At Princeton A Singapore Woman Won The Award For Best Speaker. 318 of H.R.302 2) Arms Trade Treaty funding prohibition Sec.  Cruz has said, "We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country.  On November 15, he met with President-elect Trump at Trump Tower in New York City. , Cruz opposes net neutralitywhich prevents Internet service providers from deliberately blocking or slowing particular websitesarguing that the Internet economy has flourished in the United States simply because it has remained largely free from government regulation. Sec.  On April 6, shortly after the Shayrat missile strike, he released a statement displaying his interest in having Trump appeal to Congress to take "military action in Syria" to prevent Islamic terrorists from acquiring weapons stored in Syria. 2282 was the Senate substitute amendment for the NDAA. 113-100 , Cruz was a vocal critic of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed under President Obama in 2010. Sponsored A bill to prohibit the use of Federal and local funds to impose or enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in District of Columbia schools, and to repeal the Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 enacted by the District of Columbia Council. 115-232  He also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 114-328 2711 of P.L. stated on May 26, 2022 in an interview with Fox News: In 2013, under a Democratic Senate, "a majority of the Senate voted in favor of" gun-related legislation sponsored by Republican Sens.  Cruz gave a 21-hour Senate speech in an effort to hold up a federal budget bill and thereby defund the Affordable Care Act.  During the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, he assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy, and drafting pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court in the case Bush v. Sec. ", In 2003, while Cruz was Texas Solicitor General, the Texas Attorney General's office declined to defend Texas's sodomy law in Lawrence v. Texas, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws banning homosexual sex were unconstitutional. Sec. On December 22, , The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. , On January 19, 2011, after U.S. much worse than Heidi took leave from her position as head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 2016 to support Cruz's run for president. ( All Actions ) Tracker: 1231 of P.L.  They divorced in 1997. Seuss. Calgary homeowner hopes it never happens", "Texplainer: Could Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Be President? 1). Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #123, which was adopted in the full committee markup via managers package #2. Ted Cruz. In 2016, Cruz ran for president of the United States, placing second behind Donald Trump in the Republican primaries.  To supporters, the move "signaled the depth of Cruz's commitment to rein in government". The Cruz campaign had more than 325,000 volunteers. Ted Cruz sponsored S.Amdt. 1225 of P.L.  Later that year, Cruz's parents reconciled and relocated the family to Houston.  Cruz later led an effort by a group of Republican senators to refuse to count Pennsylvania's Electoral College votes, citing baseless allegations of fraud. S.5127 117th Congress (2021-2022) Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: ( 1 ) Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation Latest Action: Senate - 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Regardless of one's views on immigration reform and the Obama administration at large, this is dangerous rhetoric. ", Cruz compared the vandalism and destruction of monuments and memorials in the United States to the 2001 destruction of the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban. S.Amdt. S.5127 117th Congress (2021-2022) Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: ( 1 ) Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation Latest Action: Senate - 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The contest was unusually competitive for an election in Texas, with most polls showing Cruz only slightly ahead. 26) U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act Cruz ( Republican Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Texas. The Securing Our Schools Act of 2022 would have provided $15 billion to double the number of school resource officers, $10. , Michael Wayne Haley was arrested for stealing a calculator from Walmart in 1997. 324 of P.L. Im having a problem with a government agency, need legal help, want to schedule a meeting or White House tour, or have another question. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #245, which was adopted in the personnel subcommittee markup by voice vote. 42). S. 2611 (117th): A bill to designate high priority corridors on the National Highway System, and for other purposes. , In 2017, Cruz was one of 22 senators to sign a letter addressed to Trump urging him to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  But Cruz intentionally missed the deadline for repayment in order to challenge the law that only $250,000 in personal loans can be repaid with money raised after an election. Now what?  In 2013, he called Republicans he considered insufficiently resistant to Obama's proposals a "surrender caucus". the median of 2.4%  He has claimed the military is debilitated and its "ability to project power and obtain air superiority is tragically anemic".  The primary elections for both parties were held on March 6, 2018, and he easily won the Republican nomination with over 80% of the vote. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley are planning to introduce legislation that would limit the usage by U.S. officials of telecommunications devices thought to. 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He supports the death penalty. In December 2019 he and Senator Ron Johnson wrote a letter to Edward Heerema, the owner of the offshore pipe layer Allseas, to warn him of sanctions if Allseas did not suspend its work on the pipeline, which would deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany. Cruz's name is on two more laws as a cosponsor. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #43, which was adopted in the strategic forces subcommittee markup by roll call vote. Following President Joe Biden's signing of a $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas introduced legislation to repeal the bill's effect on the cryptocurrency industry . Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect their constituents' rights, and that the last two items in the Bill of Rights offer an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. , After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, Cruz joined the Houston office of the Philadelphia-based law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, often representing corporate clients. 5) FY 2019 NDAA: Stopping Chinese infiltration of American universities , For junior high school, Cruz went to Awty International School in Houston.  In 2015, after the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, he called the decision "the very definition of tyranny", accused the court of judicial activism, and said it was "among the darkest hours of our nation. , Cruz has been an adamant opponent of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran negotiated by the U.S. and other world powers, calling it "catastrophic" and "disastrous". Sec. Sec. Bills Sponsored by Ted Cruz (R-Texas) | Represent | ProPublica Senate Members Ted Cruz Bills Sponsored Bills Sponsored by Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Sen. Cruz has sponsored 103 bills in the.  He has called Medelln the most important case of his tenure as Texas solicitor general. Cruz is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. 10) FY 2019 NDAA: Fort Bliss Armed Services Blood Program  Cruz attended two private high schools: Faith West Academy, near Katy, Texas; and Second Baptist High School in Houston, from which he graduated as valedictorian in 1988.  Some observers think Cruz knew claims about fraud in the election were inaccurate and that this speech and his earlier statements were attempts to mislead for political gain. " The Supreme Court later remanded the case to lower courts based on Haley's ineffective assistance of counsel claim. Cruz, a first-term senator who is considering a run for president in 2016, has spent the last several days railing against Iran's appointment of Hamid Aboutalebi as its new top envoy to the. 571 of P.L. , In January 2016, The New York Times reported that Cruz and his wife had taken out nearly $1 million in low-interest loans from Goldman Sachs (where she worked) and Citibank, and failed to report them on Federal Election Commission disclosure statements as required by law. 319 of P.L.  The office was established in 1999 to handle appeals involving the Texas state government, but Abbott hired Cruz with the idea that Cruz would take a "leadership role in the United States in articulating a vision of strict constructionism". , In April 2018, in the copy accompanying Trump's entry on the Time 100 most influential people of 2017, Cruz wrote, "President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo. Mastodon is an alternative social media platform. Ted Cruz sponsored subcommittee amendment #124, which was adopted in the Personnel Subcommittee markup via managers package. , Among Cruz's few close allies in the Senate is Mike Lee of Utah.  Cruz is "adamantly opposed to a higher minimum wage". Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. 23, which is substantively identical to the House vehicle used for enactment (H.J.Res. The bill repeatedly states only U.S. citizens would be permitted to register. , Cruz ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2012 Republican primary, and The Washington Post called his victory "the biggest upset of 2012 a true grassroots victory against very long odds". Otherwise, try contacting your own senator: You are currently on the website GovTrack.us, which has no affiliation with Cruz and is not a government website. 26 Ted Cruz Tried to Pass Legislation to Keep Kids Safe At School And Dems Filibustered It Ted Cruz Tried to Pass Legislation to Keep Kids Safe At School And Dems Filibustered It May 26, 2022 Stacey Warner Twitter 0 This story proves that Democrats don't care about protecting children or anyone else.  Aboutalebi was involved in the Iran hostage crisis, in which of a number of American diplomats from the Embassy of the United States, Tehran were held captive in 1979. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #189, which was adopted in the full committee markup in managers package #3. Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz, "but the Democrats filibustered it.". We dont track why legislators miss votes, but its often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office. Education (6%) 114-328 , In July 2018, Cruz spoke at the Rally for Religious Freedom in Asia.  He was also endorsed by former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, George P. Bush, and former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum. , Cruz is one of the Senate Republicans in favor of the "nuclear option", "to speed up consideration of President Trump's nominees".  According to McClatchy, Cruz staked out "hard-right immigration stances" during his 2016 presidential campaign. Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. "What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again was a simple lie", Cruz said. Cruz asserted that she had failed to prove that B. Braun had directed her to violate the law and that she had not presented sufficient evidence that her refusal to violate the law was why she had been fired. 115-232  Blaming "bloated bureaucracy and social experiments", Cruz has proposed reducing the size of the active duty military while increasing spending.  Cruz said that the Obama-era implementation of the principle of net neutrality had the "end result" of "less broadband, less innovation, and less freedom for the American consumer". P.L. 30)Denial of admission to U.S. any U.N. representatives who have engaged in espionage or terrorism  Republican operative Chad Sweet, the chair of Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign, denounced Cruz for "assault on our democracy. Head over to Sen. Ted Cruzs website. What is Ted Cruz's New Gun Legislation? 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