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Chamber hosts Senator Ted Cruz for Congressional Series Luncheon

Your San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last week for part one of the Congressional Series Luncheon series.  The event was presented by Valero Energy and provided business and community leaders the opportunity to get an insight scoop on the most pressing issues facing our country today.

Senator Cruz provided his perspective on jobs, foreign policy, national security, and the economy, highlighting the positive impact that resulted from the sweeping overhaul of the tax code. He said reducing regulation is what has led to economic growth in the state. He emphasized that Texas has the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years and is the number one state in the nation for wage increases, all of which has resulted in fewer people relying on food stamps.

Senator Cruz talked about how San Antonio has certainly earned the trademark Military City USA and how important it is to have continued support of our veteran community. Although still disappointed in the outcome, he highlighted his tireless efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act by working across the aisle to garner support from other congressional members.

The senator also answered questions from the audience, addressing the 2020 elections and the Green New Deal, which he says will cost America more money than the total spent since being founded in 1776.

The event concluded with Chamber President and CEO Richard Perez presenting a special gift to Senator Cruz, a personalized portfolio with one of Cruz’s best-known quotes engraved, “The power of the American people, when we rise up and stand for liberty, knows no bounds.”

If you missed the event, catch the Facebook Live clip here.

To view photos of the event, click here.

A special THANK YOU to all of the event sponsors: Valero Energy Corporation; CPS Energy; BCFS; Nustar Energy; SWBC; USAA; Aligned Mortgage; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas; and Vantage Bank.

Senator Ted Cruz currently serves on several key committees which impact your business, including the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Joint Economic Committee; the Committee on Rules & Administration; and the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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