Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) , Heidi (née Nelson), while working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. and previously worked in the White House for Condoleezza Rice and in New York as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan. lists as an “” and a
was launched in October 2004. The Task Force
Comprised of a group of prominent business, political and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Task Force was organized and sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (U.S.), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. It was co-chaired by former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, John Manley, former Finance Minister of Mexico, Pedro Aspe, and former Governor of Massachusetts and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William F. Weld.
Its main publication is the 70-page Task Force Report #53 entitled, The Report’s recommendations include (see pp. 7-32 of the Report; pp. 29-54 of the PDF):(May 2005). Heidi Cruz is listed as a member of the Task Force (page 9 of the report in PDF) and described as “an energy investment banker with Merrill Lynch in Houston, Texas” who “served in the Bush White House under Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, as the Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as Special Assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative.”