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 held a field hearing recently to explore holding technology companies accountable for the publishing of illicit “deepfakes.“ His legislation Tools to Address Known Exploitation by Immobilizing Technological Deepfakes on Websites and Networks (TAKE IT DOWN) Act, which seeks to protect people from “revenge porn,“ was introduced last month. 

Senator Cruz stated, “In recent years, we’ve witnessed a stunning increase in exploitative sexual material online, largely due to bad actors taking advantage of newer technologies like generative artificial intelligence. Many women and girls are forever harmed by these crimes, having to live with being victimized again and again.” 

He continued, “While some states provide legal remedies for victims of non-consensual intimate imagery, states would be further supported by a uniform federal statute that aids in removing and prosecuting the publication of non-consensual intimate images nationwide. By creating a level playing field at the federal level and putting the responsibility on websites to have in place procedures to remove these images, our bill will protect and empower all victims of this heinous crime.” 

Contact this Leader…

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

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


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