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Sen. Cruz Visits Permian Basin Energy Producers

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Yesterday, I visited XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources facilities to get a firsthand look at energy development activities in the Permian Basin region. He also had lunch with several community and business leaders to hear their concerns and learn their ideas on what can be done Washington to better enable them to bring more opportunity to the communities in which they serve and operate.

Cornyn Introduces Iran Terror-Free Skies Act

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Last week, I, along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced the Iran Terror-Free Skies Act, legislation that would counter Iran’s use of commercial aircraft in support of international terrorism and state sponsors of terrori

Eyes In The Sky: Flight Attendant Saves Victim Of Trafficking

On a recent flight, flight attendant Shelia Fredrick of Alaska Airlines noticed a young girl, 14 or 15 years old, with blonde hair. Shelia approached two individuals, but the young girl refused to speak or make contact with her. The man next to the girl was defensive as she tried to make conversation.

NRG (County Underwritten) Texans Stadium, Now It's Not Good Enough?

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Houston just had the Super Bowl, and it was great for those who attended and for our hotels and restaurants.

Now, the special interests are saying we need to spend money ($400 million?) to be competitive with Miami, LA, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

Continuing the Repeal of Obamacare

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Americans are tired of an overpriced healthcare system that is costing taxpayers, employers and policyholders way too much. With skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, Obamacare is neither affordable nor does it provide quality care. It’s collapsing across the country, raising costs for patients and forcing insurers out of the marketplace, which leaves patients and families with nowhere to go.

Citing Past Bipartisan Accomplishments, I Urge Democrats to Drop Obstructionism

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Today on the Senate floor, I contrasted the bipartisan accomplishments of last Congress with the current obstructionism from Senate Democrats. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.

Sen. Cruz Praises Secretary of Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta

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I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice.  His record of service, inclusion, and accomplishment spans decades.

FBI, IRS Raid Texas Democrat State Senator’s Law Office

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Agents with the FBI and the IRS raided the private law practice of Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) on Thursday morning.

Two TSA Agents BUSTED at JFK Airport

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America’s problems with TSA have been well-documented. Many of these “security” people are former low-lifes who finally landed the cushy government job.

tsa-looking-other-wayFar too many have delusions of grandeur, and some are blatant opportunists.

No Trafficking in Our City, Our State, or Our Country

Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.

As exploiters and buyers roamed the streets looking for prey, Mayor Turner, the Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement were prepared to jail traffickers and rescue victims.

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