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Friday, March 20, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

Influential Catholic leaders sent a letter to senators Friday urging them to support Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma’s effort to block two D.C. bills.

This week Cruz introduced two joint resolutions of disapproval, with Lankford as a co-sponsor, aimed at striking down the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act and the Human Rights Amendment Act, which the D.C. government approved in January. The senators say the bills violate religious freedom, and the Catholic leaders agree.

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein

Earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who seems to be glistening his resume for a potential presidential run, introduced a measure in Congress that would overturn two D.C. laws: one that prevents employers from discriminating against workers who use birth control or seek an abortion and another that repeals a congressional law that exempts religious educational institutions from the city’s anti-gay discrimination law.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Newsmax.com | Elliot Jager

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma have introduced a resolution to overturn two laws pertaining to abortion and gay rights passed by the Washington, D.C., council and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, The Washington Post  reported. 

The lawmakers said the local laws violate religious freedom.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Salon.com | Luke Brinker

In his short time in the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz has sought to position himself as the chamber’s foremost defender of states’ rights. Last year, the Tea Party rabble-rouser and likely GOP presidential hopeful released a six-page report entitled “The Obama Administration’s Assault on Texas,” documenting what he depicted as “a consistent pattern of an Administration bent on displacing State sovereignty” on issues from environmental regulation to voting rights.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | DCist.com | Rachel Sadon

Sen. Ted "passionate fighter for limited government" Cruz, has taken it upon himself to defend the District's right to pass its own laws and govern as we see fit ... yeah, not quite.

Actually, Cruz (R-TX) introduced measures Wednesday to strike down two laws passed and signed by the city's elected leaders. Claiming D.C.'s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act of 2014 and Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014 violate religious freedom, he's seeking to overturn them through disapproval resolutions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma introduced resolutions of disapproval Wednesday to strike down two D.C. bills they say violate religious freedom.

The resolutions target the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act and the Human Rights Amendment Act, which the D.C. government approved in January.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | The Daily Signal | Sarah Torre and Ryan T. Anderson

On Wednesday, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced resolutions of disapproval that, if passed by Congress and signed by the president, would effectively overturn two bad pieces of legislation passed by the D.C. Council earlier this year.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a conservative torch bearer and potential presidential contender, turned his attention to local D.C. politics on Wednesday by introducing a measure in Congress to upend one new city law on birth-control coverage and another that could require religious colleges in the nation’s capital to fund gay and lesbian student groups.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | MetroWeekly (DC) | John Riley

Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Wednesdayintroduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Human Rights Amendment Act, a bill passed by the D.C. Council in December 2014.

The act repeals the Armstrong Amendment, a 1989 law that carves out an exemption for religiously-affiliated educational institutions by not requiring them to abide by provisions that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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