For years, Obamacare has failed millions of hardworking Texas families. It is a proven disaster. This week,
I outlined a path forward for repealing and replacing Obamacare. We have tremendous opportunities before us to repeal this disastrous law, and replace it with free-market, patient centered reforms, which will expand access to health care for every American. I look forward to working with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to honor our promise to the American people.
This week, we celebrated our great state’s Independence Day. I had the honor of reading Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis’ 1836 letter from the Alamo on the Senate floor, commemorating those who with their bravery, courage and sacrifice, helped secure the free Republic of Texas.
Please read below for an update from this last week.
Keep Texas Strong,
Sen. Cruz Op-Ed in Politico: ‘The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare’
Sen. Cruz penned an
op-ed for Politico, outlining a plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Among Sen. Cruz’s prescriptions for healthcare reform, he calls for the repeal of Obamacare's insurance regulations and makes clear that the vice president or Senate majority has the statutory and constitutional authority to ensure the regulations are repealed, regardless of the advice of the Senate parliamentarian.
Read the op-ed in its entirety
Sen. Cruz: The President’s Speech Laid Out a Vision Americans Have Been Hungry For – Bringing Back Jobs and Economic Growth
Sen. Cruz appeared on
Fox News with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum and MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss President Trump’s remarks to the joint session of Congress.
“I thought it was a bold, positive speech. It laid out a vision for America that I think millions of Americans have been hungry for. Bringing back jobs and economic growth - that is what I hear from Texans all across our great state and across the country.” Sen. Cruz said. “There’s no doubt we have to be serious about the national debt. The most potent tool for dealing with the national debt and deficit is not cost cutting - it’s economic growth. That is why my number one priority in the Senate is and always has been jobs and economic growth. That is why I'm so encouraged by President Trump's speech tonight. He focused on regulatory reform, building the Keystone Pipeline, on tax reform, Obamacare repeal which will produce enormous economic growth, and millions of new jobs. That’s how we pay down our debt and that’s how we solve our fiscal crisis.”
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Sen. Cruz Visits With Texas Military Leaders and Job Creators
Last Friday, Sen. Cruz made stops in Fort Worth and Dallas to visit with Texas military leaders and job creators.
At the first stop, Sen. Cruz received a briefing and base update from the leadership of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth, which was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force to receive the first Air Force Reserve