Around the South for July 27: TX, OK & MS

Texas: Cruz accuses McConnell of lying. US Sen. Ted Cruz (R), a presidential candidate, said in a Senate speech Friday, “We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicitly commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are false.” Cruz’s comments referred to US Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) parliamentary maneuverings regarding amendments to the transportation bill ……. Oklahoma: Inhofe cites Ike in transportation speech. US Sen. Jim Inhofe (R), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, devoted Saturday’s weekly Republican radio address to the pending transportation bill. “With the Drive Act, we can rebuild Eisenhower’s vision, fight growing congestion, and maintain the mobility of goods and services necessary to move our economy forward,” Inhofe said, citing former President Dwight Eisenhower, whose administration passed the first interstate highway bill …… Mississippi: Wicker urges safety review of trucks. US Sen. Roger Wicker (R) last week called on his Senate colleagues to support an amendment to the transportation bill that would direct the Secretary of Transportation to determine if there is a negative impact on public safety before authorizing the use of twin 33-foot trailers, reports Transport Topics. Wicker introduced the amendment with US Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) ……