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Senator Ted Cruz continues state tour with stop in Waco

Posted at 7:17 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 23:27:33-04

WACO, TX — Senator Ted Cruz continued his tour with a stop in two Central Texas cities on Tuesday.

“The economy overall is booming. We’ve got the lowest unemployment ever reported, lowest African American unemployment ever recorded, and wages are going up,” said Cruz.

His first stop was in Waco at the Texas Farm Bureau where he addressed questions about his outlook for America.

“Big supporter. Love all his policies. Follow him quite a bit on social media as best I can, and try to read up on the bills that he passes,” said Ty Teaff, Waco.

A resounding theme in his speech was employment.

“My top priority in the senate is jobs,” said Cruz. He says his positions come largely from small businesses, manufacturers and ranchers.

“We compete exceptionally well on the world stage, and free trade benefits the state of Texas. That being said, China, for a long time has been a bad actor. They’re not fair in how they deal with the United States. They export massive amounts into the United States, and they don’t open up their market,” said Cruz.

He delved deeper into trade issues. The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, or USMCA, was a major theme throughout the talk, bridging questions about tariffs and open trade. He says the USMCA would pass the Senate, but the same fate may not be true for the House of Representatives.

“The Markets in Mexico and Canada are enormously important to Texas farmers, to Texas ranchers. We need those markets open,” said Cruz. “The USMCA improves our access to those, that’s a good thing,” he continued.

After his stop in Waco, Cruz continued his travels to Temple to speak with the business community.