The GOP Texas Senator on Monday offered to set up a "simple, clean bill that would allow birth control on the counter", which was only a few weeks after he offered to start lobbyist reform.
"Perhaps, beyond the law we are working with to ban the members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, we can also group together here," Cruz said on Twitter when he quoted Ocasio-Cortez last week. for birth control available on the counter.
I agree. Beyond the legislation we work with, the ban on Congress members becomes lobbyists, and we can work together here. A simple, clean bill that allows birth control through the desk. Interested? https://t.co/7kh3kqxN1w
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2019
Cruz added she was open to creating a "simple, clean bill that would allow birth control on the counter" before asking if she would be interested in Ocasio-Cortez.
Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez caused unlikely mating in lobbying reform this month. The two said that their offices are holding staff-level meetings on a long-term ban on lobbying former legislators.
The cooperation was established after Cruz expressed on Twitter that he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez's argument that former members of Congress should be illegal corporate lobbyists.
"I have long been asking Congress members to be the lobbyist of LIFETIME BAN," Cruz Twitter at the end of May. – The swamp would hate it, but maybe it was a couple of co-operation?
Here is something I do not say often: at this point I agree @AOC In fact, I have long been asking the former members of Congress to be a lobbyist at LIFETIME BAN. The swamp would hate it, but maybe it was a couple of co-operation opportunities? https://t.co/jPW0xkH2Yy
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 30, 2019
"If you're serious about a clean bill, I'll stop." Take a deal, Ocasio-Cortez replied.
.@tedcruz if you are serious about a clean bill, I will stop.
Let's do business.
If we agree on a bill that does not contain partisans, non-toxic tablets, etc. – just a straight, clear ban for Congress members to become paid lobbyists – then I'll run the bill together. https://t.co/AZTbmdSexv
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 30, 2019
Access to female birth control is currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Current regulations require a woman to receive a prescription for access to hormonal contraceptive pills.
Ocasio-Cortez's arguments about birth control are like many state laws that take measures to enforce further restrictions on abortion. The rookie legislator condemned the bills, saying that abortion bans are about "female sexuality" and "possession of women".
"From the limitation of birth control to prohibiting comprehensive gender bans, American religious fundamentalists work hard to make sex outside their theology illegal," he said in May.