As America Recovers, Texas Leads the Way | Ted cruz
As a busy shift draws to a close in Washington, I returned to Texas this week to see first-hand the needs of Texas families, small businesses, and our military.
On Wednesday, I visited Envision Dallas, a company that works to improve the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, awareness, rehabilitation, education and training. research. There, I met with employees to discuss the needs of Texas businesses in contributing to their communities and the Lone Star State and to see the difference their innovation is making in the lives of their customers.
Later that day, I attended a panel hosted by the North Texas Commission with the newly elected mayors of North Texas to discuss jobs in Texas, the economy, and the needs of their communities. Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, Coppell Mayor Wes Mays, Double Oak Mayor Von Beougher, Haslet Mayor Gary Hulsey, Southlake Mayor John Huffman, Lewisville Mayor TJ Gilmore, Irving Rick Mayor Stopfer, Mayor of Balch Springs Carrie Gordon, Mayor of Plano John Muns, Mayor of Keller Armin Mizani and Karen Hunt, former Mayor of Coppell, all attended the discussion.
Community leaders explained that they face similar challenges as many Texans worry about rising inflation. They have the same priority as me – a goal that I maintained during my tenure in the Senate: jobs in Texas. After our meeting, I spoke with local journalists about our common priorities:
“The people of Texas want jobs; we want more jobs, we want more opportunities and higher wages. can thrive. The key to creating an environment that welcomes and allows small businesses to grow is low taxes, low regulations, and I think Texas is really leading the way across the country. -control the spending and debt that we see in Washington. ”
Later that day, I toured the Arlington General Motors assembly plant, which employs over 5,000 Texans.
On Thursday, I visited the Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base to thank our brave servicemen for their tireless work in defending our nation and to speak with military commanders about their needs as they defend our national defense. As the home of 15 active-duty military bases and more than 120,000 active-duty military personnel, the third largest population in the country, Texas continues to be a mainstay of defense, strategic capabilities and deterrence. America because of the work of our military. Texans are watching events unfold in Afghanistan, military leaders have shared with me their continued dedication to defending America at home and abroad. After our tour, I spoke to local reporters:
“This is a particularly important time to say thank you, especially to our veterans from across the country who served in Afghanistan. For 20 years we have been on the front lines in Afghanistan and countless fighters have risked their lives to defend our nation. . Some have paid the ultimate price. All who serve have sacrificed themselves. Now is the time to say thank you to these fighters, men and women. But we also urgently need to get Americans out of danger in Afghanistan now. […] It will be time to take a close look at what went wrong. How this disaster unfolded and the responsibility within the administration for decisions that were badly taken. But right now, the urgency must be to evacuate every American from Afghanistan. Not in a month, not in a week, but now. ”
“Our first responsibility is to protect American citizens. […] The first step is to evacuate the Americans. Make a serious and quick plan to get them out of harm’s way immediately. The second step is to evacuate the Afghans who assisted them, and those who were not checked, to move them to a safe third country for a deliberate, careful and thorough security check. And then step number three is the Congressional investigative hearings. I am confident, I sit on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We are going to have hearings in the coming weeks on the decisions that were made and why they were made that led to this disaster and how they could have made different men different. ”
I made the call this week for President Biden to ensure the safe evacuation of every American citizen in Afghanistan and for the Biden administration to be held accountable for its intelligence analysis, political decisions and decisions. political calculations regarding this hasty and catastrophic withdrawal.
As I have said time and time again, our military men and women owe all Americans an incalculable debt and an explanation of what has gone wrong over the past few weeks and months. Texans and the American public also deserve this explanation. The administration’s response has been totally unacceptable, and I will continue to call for the evacuation of all Americans, the accounting of all US military equipment and, finally, a congressional investigation into what is wrong. did not work. Next week, I will continue to hear from businesses, families and community leaders in Texas as I prepare to take this message with me to Washington. As we recover from the events of the past year and a half, Texas continues to lead the way.
Keep Texas strong,
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KDFW Dallas – Senator Ted Cruz stops in Irving to meet with newly elected mayors of North Texas
Texas Senator Ted Cruz firmly maintained his conservative beliefs during a meeting with politicians from North Texas. Senator Cruz spent about two hours speaking to the newly elected mayors of North Texas. The conversation was closed. to the media, but FOX 4 spoke to the senator afterwards. He spoke on several topics, including job creation, COVID and the situation in Afghanistan. The senator was in Irving on Wednesday to speak to mayors about the economy , job creation and the needs of their communities. Cruz spoke to reporters after the closed-door meeting. He said the key to creating an environment that allows small businesses to thrive is weak taxes and weak regulations Last month, the Senate passed a $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that is expected to generate 650,000 new jobs nationwide. Cruz and the Senate r John Cornyn voted against radical legislation because of its high price tag. “The debt and the out of control spending that we see in Washington, I think we are on a very dangerous path drawn by the new administration,” said Cruz. He also referred to the unrest in Afghanistan after the surprisingly rapid collapse of the government supported by the US Once the evacuation of the American and Afghan refugees is complete, Cruz wants hearings in Congress to find out what happened. Fort Bliss in El Paso is being set up to house up to 10,000 Afghan refugees. The first 300 are expected to arrive in Texas in the next few days. “