NEW ORLEANS — Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting.

The Foundry will broadcast Cruz’s speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET.

Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, he’s been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues.

Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation he’s sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.). In a statement, Cruz noted the important timing of the bill given Russia’s actions against Ukraine and implications for America’s energy needs.

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Cruz is also coming off a win in his quest to strip controversial language from an aid package for Ukraine. In the Senate, Cruz led an effort by Republicans to remove the International Monetary Fund provisions from the Ukraine bill.

Earlier this week, Cruz made an impromptu speech on the steps of the Supreme Court to voice his support for religious liberty in the two cases challenging an Obamacare mandate. Prior his his election, Cruz argued nine cases before the high court.