P.L. Ted Cruz sponsored S.1394, which was incorporated as Sec. " 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".  Cruz represented drug manufacturer B. Braun before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after the company was found guilty of wrongfully discharging a former employee.  The event was attended by several potential presidential candidates. His current term ends on January 3, 2025. Each dot is a member of the Senate 115-232 Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.  Despite his attempts to downplay the incident, Cruz was widely condemned by pro-Trump Republicansespecially Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greenefor his comments. , For junior high school, Cruz went to Awty International School in Houston. 25) FY 2016 NDAA: Update Annual Iran Military Power Report U.S. Sec.  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.  The settlements were sealed in both cases.  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. American politician, attorney (born 1970), "Senator Cruz" redirects here. Cruz appeared on Carlson's program the next night to apologize for that comment as "frankly dumb" and "sloppy." 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Cruz has said, "We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. Sec. 27) Airport security Sec.  In the same speech, Cruz invoked the speeches of the ancient Roman senator Cicero against Catiline to denounce Obama's planned executive actions on immigration reform. , 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. , In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt discussing the attack that killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Cruz said that "the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats", and claimed that Democrats are "soft on crime" because "convicted felons tend to vote Democratic. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. ", In late January 2017, Cruz praised Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as "brilliant and immensely talented" in a written statement. 1681 of P.L. Very few bills are ever enacted most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. If you can, please take a few minutes to help us improve GovTrack for users like you. After the January 2021 Capitol attack, Cruz received widespread political and popular backlash for objecting to the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election and giving credence to the false claim that the election was fraudulent. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, broke from his own party in voting against a bipartisan bill that would bar him from singlehandedly objecting to presidential election results, as he did on Jan. 6, 2021.  In 2013, he proposed the abolition of the IRS and the implementation of a flat tax "where the average American can fill out taxes on a postcard".  Republican operative Chad Sweet, the chair of Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign, denounced Cruz for "assault on our democracy.  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. We need a commander in chief, not a Twitterer in chief. 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. 2405 of P.L.  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.  In his speech, Cruz mentioned that Latinos, young people and single mothers are the people most affected by the recession, and that the Republican Party should make outreach efforts to these constituents. , 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. Sec. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #201, which was adopted in the full committee markup in managers package 1. 115-17 114-328 "What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz".  In January, another pipelayer, Fortuna, joined forces with the Akademik Cherskiy to complete the pipeline.  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". The new measures would expand sanctions to cover any entity that aids NS2's completion. 114-328 ( All Actions ) Tracker: Introduced Passed Senate Passed House To President Became Law BILL 2. 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. 113-291 Now what? Seuss. Visit us on Mastodon 720). 113-58 Congress. 571 of P.L. "Cornyn, Cruz Vote to Fix Water Resource and Development Act", "The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings", U.S.  While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society's Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. Sec. WASHINGTON As the Senate voted this week on a bill that would help veterans sickened by toxic fumes from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was standing near the. S. 5127: Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act, S. 5085: A bill to prohibit the government of the District of Columbia from using , S. 5053: A bill to provide for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the International , S. 4845: Securing Our Schools Act of 2022, S. 4843: Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (SOS) Act of 2022, On the Nomination PN1522: Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal , On the Nomination PN1057: R. Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, S. 914 (117th): Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, On the Nomination PN79-10: Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General, On the Nomination PN54: Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the , H.J.Res. Please sign up for our advisory group to be a part of making GovTrack a better tool for what you do. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #117, which was adopted in the full committee markup by roll call vote. much worse than 2282 was the Senate substitute amendment for the NDAA. 115-91 , As early as 2013, Cruz was widely expected to run for the presidency in 2016. 3823). The bill repeatedly states only U.S. citizens would be permitted to register. During oral argument, Cruz conceded that Haley had a very strong argument for ineffective assistance of counsel since Haley's attorney failed to recognize the sentencing error and that he would not move to have Haley re-incarcerated during the appeal process. 116th Congress. 115-44  He defends the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents, blaming the migrant parents for crossing the U.S. border to seek asylum and claiming that the Obama administration maintained a similar policy. 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. , 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. 1259A of P.L.  He authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 34 appellate oral arguments. (March 23, 2015). 28) FY 2015 NDAA: Purple Heart eligibility In effect, he accuses the president of high treason. , 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. Little did I know how closely Swalwell was listening. 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.  Cruz was also named "2013 Man of the Year" by conservative publications TheBlaze, and The American Spectator, "2013 Conservative of the Year" by Townhall, and "2013 Statesman of the Year" by the Republican Party of Sarasota County, Florida. Ted Cruz sponsored S. Amdt. 1225 of P.L. , Cruz and Michael J. Knowles started a podcast, Verdict with Ted Cruz, on January 21, 2020. The competition for the Republican presidential nomination between Trump and Cruz was deeply acrimonious and characterized by a series of public personal attacks. 533 of P.L. Their attempts 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. 115-63 is 4) FY 2019 NDAA: Fighting politicization of the security clearance process 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. , 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. 17) North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act Cruz said he was he was "leading the charge" to prevent Biden's certification as president.  This gave Cruz his 11th state win. , Cruz has consistently denied any involvement in the 2013 government shutdown, even though he cast several votes to prolong it and was blamed by many within his own party for prompting it. Rafael Edward Cruz (/kruz/; born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States senator from Texas since 2013. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #59, which was adopted in the full committee markup.  After Colorado legalized marijuana, he said, "If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that's their prerogative. Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. We hope to make GovTrack more useful to policy professionals like you. 2) Arms Trade Treaty funding prohibition Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #115, which was adopted in the ETC subcommittee markup in managers package 2. She is of three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Italian descent, and earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced a bill that will protect students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. 1091 of P.L.  The next month, the budget agreement passed in the House by a vote of 266 to 187, with unanimous support from Democrats and Boehner, lifting the debt ceiling through March 2017. On April 3, North Dakota elected a slate of delegates dominated by pro-Cruz delegates. , In 2004, Cruz was involved in the high-profile case surrounding a challenge to the constitutionality of public schools' requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance (including the words "under God", legally a part of the Pledge since 1954), Elk Grove Unified School District v.  He has called for the repeal of the clause of the 14th amendment that grants citizenship to those born in the United States. Now What?  His nine appearances before the Supreme Court are the most by any practicing lawyer in Texas or current member of Congress. 2404 of S.1405 (Senate FAA bill), and subsequently Sec. 115-232 A bill to create a point of order against legislation modifying the number of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. 113-291  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's political allies and rivals condemned him for leaving Texas during a crisis and traveling internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic. 114-328 Sec. Sec. Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #449, which was adopted in the full committee markup in managers package #1. to bait violent anti-democratic conspiracy theories or to engage in anti-semitism. 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Ted Cruz in 2016?  At the firm, Cruz worked on matters relating to the National Rifle Association and helped prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. P.L. Health (15%) This win was his ninth.  He has a lifetime score of 3% on the National Environmental Scorecard of the League of Conservation Voters.  Former Attorney General Ed Meese served as national chairman of Cruz's campaign.  The book reached the bestseller list of several organizations in its first week of release. , As of 2018, according to OpenSecrets, Cruz's net worth was more than $3.1 million. He said the law was an attempt by Democrats "to advance their long-standing goals on changing immigration laws". 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. Sec. Mastodon is an alternative social media platform. 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. , Cruz backed a failed appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court attempting to overturn or nullify the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania filed by U.S. Representative Mike Kelly, which argued that the Pennsylvania Constitution requires in-person voting except in narrow and defined circumstances; the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania had already rejected this argument.  A few days later Allseas suspended the work. Look for a contact form on Sen. Ted Cruzs website to express your opinion. Sec. Why isn't that a bigger deal? Ted Cruz sponsored committee amendment #123, which was adopted in the full committee markup via managers package #2. 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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". Cruz, who had previously argued nine cases before the Supreme Court, agreed to Trump's request to argue the Paxton suit should it come before the Court, though it did not. Not all Members of Congress will accept messages from non-constituents. Ted Cruz sponsored S. 1297, which was the companion legislation to the House vehicle used for enactment (H.R. , HarperCollins published Cruz's book A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America on June 30, 2015. " The New York Times wrote that "of 23 examples of extraneous spending that a spokesman for Mr. Cruz provided, all but one$195 million in discretionary funds for the secretary of health and human serviceswere Sandy-related or sought to mitigate future storms, as the law required. , 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. 09/12/2022 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 . 1273 of P.L. . *: These candidates were constitutionally ineligible to serve as President or Vice President. Sec.  Cruz unsuccessfully argued the judge's jurisdiction expired 30 days after the case was dismissed following an out-of-court settlement, but later won a second appeal using the same argument. "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.  In his 2012 Senate campaign, Cruz frequently mentioned his role as counsel for the State of Texas in Medelln v. Texas, a 2008 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that Texas has the right to ignore an order from the International Court of Justice directing the U.S. to review the convictions and sentences of dozens of Mexican nationals on death row. Ted Cruz sponsored the Senate vehicle (S. 442), which was used for enactment.  The Houston Chronicle called for Cruz to resign. 2282 as Sec.  On July 7, after a meeting with Trump, he confirmed that he would speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention. We love educating Americans about how their government works too!  On the eve of the anniversary of the attack, he was recorded on video calling it a "violent terrorist attack", which drew sharp criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his program that night.  Cruz is "adamantly opposed to a higher minimum wage". 113-100  Cruz disclosed the loans on his Senate financial disclosure forms in July 2012, but not on the FEC form. ( All Actions ) Tracker: Introduced Passed Senate Passed House To President Became Law LAW 3. Ted Cruz ( Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Texas. 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Cruz said that during his visit to the Mar-a-Lago estate on March 18, he spoke with affiliates of Trump while negotiating the American Health Care Act. Sec.  At Morgan Lewis, he led the firm's U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice. 9) FY 2019 NDAA: Space-based intercept The first episodes were summaries of the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump.  Cruz represented Toyota in an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court in a statute of limitations case, where a judge wanted to investigate Toyota for contempt after a former Toyota in-house lawyer accused Toyota of unlawfully withholding documents in a product liability case. Nomination Confirmed 98/2 on Apr 20, 2021. Sec. The next day CNN reported that Cruz had characterized the attack as terrorism at least 17 times during the preceding year.  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. Let the election decide. Changing the Senate's rules to a simple majority vote would "ensure a quicker pace on Trump's court picks". 3664). , 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". 33) FY 2014 NDAA: BRAC restriction , In September 2020, Trump included Cruz on a shortlist, alongside fellow Senators Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley, for possible appointment to the Supreme Court. After Haley had exhausted his appeals, it became known that Haley's robbery offense occurred three days before one of his other convictions was finalized; this raised a question about the applicability of the habitual offender statute in his case. 2404 of S.1405 (Senate FAA bill), and subsequently Sec. Ted Cruz sponsored S.Amdt.3809, which was adopted by UC on the Senate floor and incorporated as Sec. 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