This is the second bill by the conservative senator in as many weeks that President Trump has signed into law.
Previously, President Trump signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA in which Cruz also sponsored.
President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation backed by two Texas Republicans that will allow states to expand the pool of applicants for unemployment benefits who can be drug tested.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Kevin Brady of The Woodlands, nullifies a Labor Department rule that went into effect in September limiting drug tests to applicants who had a job that does regular drug screenings.
“Under the previous administration, the Department of Labor undermined the ability of states to conduct drug testing in their programs as permitted by Congress,” Cruz said in a written statement. “This rule was yet another example of executive overreach by the Obama administration, and I commend President Trump for signing this resolution into law.”
Many on the left and in the media continue to label Cruz as an obstructionist. What they still do not get is that Cruz is not an obstructionist, but one of the few principled lawmakers that actually believe in a smaller, more accountable government. As Cruz’s wife Heidi said during the 2016 election, “politics to Ted is about getting things done for others.” This is just another example of that.