HOUSTON, Texas — Today, the Ted Cruz for Senate campaign launched its first TV ad for the 2018 election. The 30-second spot — “Harvey” — is airing in the Beaumont, Texas media market.
When Hurricane Harvey came ashore last August, Senator Cruz was on the scene to be with storm victims. After the waters receded, Senator Cruz got to work helping his neighbors recover and rebuild.
In Texas, Senator Cruz dedicated his staff to ensure recovery efforts were occurring in the fastest manner possible. This included visiting the affected communities multiple times, distributing supplies and later helping cut government red tape. In Washington, Senator Cruz led the effort in the Senate to pass major disaster relief bills providing billions in needed relief to Texans impacted by Harvey.
These measures were critical in the recovery efforts for Texas. In three successive emergency funding bills enacted after Hurricane Harvey hit, Senator Cruz led the effort to double the initial amount of disaster recovery funding from $7.4 billion to $15.25 billion, deliver an additional $36 billion in aid recovery, and secure $89.3 billion in a third relief package. He also led the successful enactment of the Cruz-Cornyn-Rubio emergency tax relief bill, which provided hurricane victims with over $5 billion in tax relief.
From Victoria, Rockport, Port Aransas, Refugio, Houston, Beaumont to Port Arthur, Senator Cruz stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his fellow Texans when they needed him the most. He continues to regularly visit the hardest-hit areas to monitor the rebuilding and get updates on how he can continue helping families and communities recover.