Major events are moving quickly to reshape our world.
The U.S. Senate has vetted Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and is near a confirmation vote.
The surge of illegal aliens at the southern border has accelerated, with an expected 200,000 a month entering the United States. As the Biden Administration prepares to lift a pandemic restriction, border officials are warning that this will bring an even bigger surge.
Finally, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has stalled but is still doing enormous damage and taking lives. What is the United States doing now and what should we be doing to aid the Ukrainians?
Ted Cruz was elected to the United States Senate from Texas in 2012.
He serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Recently, he played a major role in questioning Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, displaying problematic books from the private school at which she serves on the board and questioning her record in child porn cases.
Ted grew up in Texas. His father, Rafael, fled Cuba after being tortured and imprisoned under the Batista regime, and came to Texas with just $100 sewn into his underwear. Rafael got a job washing dishes making 50 cents an hour and learned English. He worked hard and attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a degree in mathematics. He later started a small business in the oil and gas industry.
Today, Rafael, who has appeared more than once on STAND’s National Awakening Conference Call, is a pastor in Dallas.
Ted’s mother Eleanor was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family. She became the first in her family to go to college, graduating from Rice University with a degree in mathematics. She broke boundaries at Shell as one of the few women working as a computer programmer at the dawn of the computer age.
Ted earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist and then worked in private practice. In 1999, Ted joined George W. Bush’s campaign for president as a domestic policy advisor. The best thing about Ted’s experience on the Bush-Cheney campaign, by far, was meeting Heidi Nelson, who also worked on the policy team. Heidi and Ted married after the campaign.
After working at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission during the Bush administration, Ted moved back home to be Solicitor General of Texas. Ted argued eight cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and defended freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms, and religious liberty in courts across the nation.
Following his service as Solicitor General, Ted returned to private practice, where he continued to litigate high stakes cases and argued his ninth case before the Supreme Court.
Ted and Heidi also started their family, welcoming Caroline and Catherine.
In 2013, Ted was sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas. He has been a passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and national security. He has authored dozens of legislative measures that have been signed into law, including expanding 529 college savings accounts to allow parents to save for K-12 public, private, and religious education, repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, imposing sanctions on terrorists who use civilians as human shields.
Other measures include designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, targeting Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline through multiple bills that halted construction and kept it stalled, reauthorizing and reforming NASA, holding dictatorships in South America accountable, and ensuring the availability of additional records to help solve civil rights cold cases.
He is also leading the fight in the Senate to support Texas jobs, rein in Big Tech, secure the border, and fundamentally reassess the U.S.-China relationship and hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for covering up the coronavirus pandemic, committing human rights atrocities, and engaging in censorship, propaganda, and espionage in the United States.
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