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Sen. Ted Cruz talks health care on East Texas tour

By  |  August 8, 2017, 04:02pm  |  @AutumnDawnPrice





Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed health care and other issues during a visit to Tyler Junior College and Brookshire’s Grocery Company in Kilgore, Texas.

Cruz has not given up on the repeal of Obamacare, and says that Republicans need to keep their promises on tax cuts and regulations as well.

Let’s deliver on repealing Obama care. Let’s deliver on tax cuts, on lifting regulations, on expanding jobs and economic growth,” Cruz said in an interview with KLTV news. “We’re gonna do what we promised.”



Cruz also discussed his efforts to reduce the heavy burden of unnecessary federal regulations on job creators.

“It’s an honor to be in Kilgore this morning,” Cruz said. “Skeeter Boats is yet another example of Texas’ amazing economic success story. For more than 50 years, you have been producing fishing boats right here in East Texas. Here, we know it’s the hard work of Texans and not the federal government that creates good-paying jobs. Ever since I joined the Senate, my number-one priority has been focused on jobs and expanding economic opportunity, because that is the number-one priority of Texans. Thank you for your leadership, and the hard work that each of you do here.”

Cruz also participated in a town hall with Tyler Junior College students, reaffirming his commitment to job security for recent college grads.

“The Rogers Center at Tyler Junior College is a world-class facility,” Sen. Cruz continued. “For over 90 years you all have dedicated your time and talent to this community. The invaluable education and training you provide for the next generation offers young people a path forward to good-paying jobs in the medical and health-related fields. It’s no wonder students from across our state come to TJC. In the last eight years, big government policies have restricted growth and prevented businesses from hiring, which has hurt young people the most. My focus in the Senate is getting the government off the backs of job creators, so they can grow again, and hire more young people right out of college.”

Cruz also thanked local East Texans for their commitment to ensuring the prosperity of the Lone Star state.

“I want to thank you for being a pillar of the East Texas community,” Cruz concluded. “With more than 13,000 employees in East Texas, Brookshire’s is an institution in our state. You started nearly 90 years ago with four employees in a small 2,500-square-foot store. Now you have more than 175 stores and are one of this region’s leading employers. Here in Texas, we have a very simple approach to our success. We keeps taxes low, and we keep our regulations reasonable. That is the direction I hope our country will go, and it’s a direction I will be fighting to steer it.”