Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator from Texas

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born in December 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, moving to Texas as a youth. He earned an undergraduate degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He clerked at the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and later with Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court William Rehnquist. He entered into private practice. 

During the George W. Bush administration, Cruz served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and later as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He was appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by the governor, serving in that position for six years, returning once again to private practice. 

He was elected to the United States Senate, assuming his seat in January 2013. He was a primary candidate in the 2020 presidential election. 

Cruz is married to Heidi Nelson and they have two daughters. He is a Southern Baptist. 

In the News…

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas together with Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would establish term limits on members of Congress.. 

Under the amendment, Senators would be limited to two six-year terms, while representatives in the House would be allowed three two-year terms, after the amendment’s enactment. 

Senator Cruz said, “Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators who would serve for a few years and return home, not a government run by a small group of special interests and lifelong, permanently entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington to govern in a manner that is totally unaccountable to the American people. Terms limits brings about accountability that is long overdue and I urge my colleagues to advance this amendment along to the states so that it may be quickly ratified and become a constitutional amendment.” 

The measure has a number of co-sponsors. 

Opponents claim that term limits remove the power of evaluation from voters who, if they are dissatisfied, can vote legislators out of office or permit them to stay. They maintain that accountability should fall upon the voting public. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Cruz today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas 
127A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510 


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