Allred Statement on Cruz Voting Against Funding Military Construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on Ted Cruz voting against the 82-15 bipartisan Senate effort to fund the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, a bill that was supported by his fellow Texan Senator John Cornyn and includes funding for military construction:

“The United States must keep our promise to our veterans, which includes ensuring they have access to the best care and benefits we can provide. In my time in Congress, I’ve made serving our veterans a priority and am proud that as a result of my bipartisan efforts we have been able to serve veterans across Texas. By being one of just 15 Senators to vote against this bipartisan government funding bill, Ted Cruz has once again demonstrated his partisan extremism and shown that he doesn’t care about doing what’s best for Texans. In the Senate, I’ll continue to put Texans first to make sure we care for our growing veteran population.”

Rep. Allred has long championed Texas veterans in Congress. His bipartisan efforts have led to the opening of a VA facility in Garland, a new health care center in El Paso, and the expansion of a spinal cord injury center in Dallas. In addition, Allred authored laws enacted that expand veteran peer-to-peer counseling services and bolster health care access for the nearly half-million veterans living with prostate cancer. 

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