Out with the Old, In with the New: New Year, New Senator
Dallas, TX — As we begin the election year, there is a clear contrast between Colin Allred and Ted Cruz. While Cruz only cares about himself, Allred has spent his time delivering for Texans and will continue to do so as their Senator.
- OUT: Ted Cruz still wants to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
- IN: Colin Allred will continue working to strengthen and build upon the ACA, as he did when he helped lower insurance premiums, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month for patients on Medicare.
- OUT: Ted Cruz fought for years to overturn Roe v. Wade, called Dobbs a “massive victory,” and explicitly supports an abortion ban with no exceptions.
- IN: Colin Allred supports codifying Roe v. Wade and co-sponsored Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s legislation to protect women’s constitutional right to interstate travel without government interference.
- OUT: Ted Cruz called Social Security a “ponzi scheme” and wants to gut it – and was one of just 8 Senators to vote against strengthening Medicare in 2015.
- IN: Colin Allred will continue fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security for Texas seniors who spent a lifetime paying into those programs and rely on them to retire with dignity and security. He has repeatedly stood up to right-wing efforts to cut benefits and privatize Social Security or turn Medicare into a voucher system.
Jobs and the Future of Texas:
- OUT: Ted Cruz voted against the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- IN: Colin Allred helped pass these bills, which are already bringing huge investments to Texas, from strengthening Texas’ position as “the hub of U.S. chip manufacturing” to bringing in $35 billion in investments for our roads, bridges, airports, and more, as well as bringing a $1 billion Hydrogen Hub to Houston.
Border Security and Immigration:
- OUT: Ted Cruz has repeatedly stymied bipartisan immigration reform, choosing Fox News stunts at the border over real solutions.
- IN: Colin Allred is a co-sponsor of the Dignity Act, which would be the first bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform package enacted in decades.