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Sen. Ted Cruz Proposes Capitol Hill Vending Machines Accept Crypto

Sen. Ted Cruz has proposed a resolution requiring vendors on Capitol Hill to accept cryptocurrency as payment.

Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Ted Cruz

On Wednesday, Cruz introduced a concurrent resolution requiring the Architect of the Capitol, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to only contract with food service contractors and vending machine operators that accept cryptocurrency for the Capitol complex in Washington, D.C.

Cruz is a vocal supporter of the growing crypto mining industry in his home state of Texas and has been outspoken about the need for members of Congress to be more educated about cryptocurrency. He has also publicly disclosed his cryptocurrency holdings.

While Cruz reintroduces this pro-crypto resolution, other senators, including Debbie Stabenow, John Boozman, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cynthia Lummis, have all worked on major crypto-related bills.