At the same time, I made a plea for everyone to report this news to their elected officials and absolutely demand a return to a sane world. In support of my own plea, I sent a copy of my post to Cruz, Cronyn, and Pete Sessions.
Results: I received an automatic response from Cruz's office thanking me for my email. I didn't receive any thanks from Cronyn, but I was added to his email list. (Good for campaign funds). I did get a response from Sessions office (by an aid) several days later addressing my email. However, the aid's info was woefully short of more information provided by a reader, Jennifer Wilson, one day after the post.
I now have another question: do we still pay these people?