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The Facts on DACA

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Amid sensational narratives about President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, it’s important to take a step back and explain what the program is, how it was established, why it was rescinded, and what will likely happen next.

ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: Texas’ Spirit of Unity Will See Us Through Harvey Recovery

APPEARS ON FOX 26 AND THE MICHAEL BERRY SHOW TO DISCUSS REBUILDING IN TEXAS AFTER DEVASTATION CAUSED BY HARVEY

On Thursday, I appeared on KRIV-Houston ‘Fox 26 News at 5pm’ and KTRH’s ‘Michael Berry Show,’ to discuss the path to recovery for Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s damage and destruction along Gulf Coast communities.

When asked about the Houston tour I participated in with Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on ‘Fox 26 News,’ I discussed the personal impact of touring severely flooded areas:

Senator Ted Cruz - Flat, Simple, Fair Income Tax Reform Great For America

Almost all Conservatives agree that fundamental tax reform is needed for the good of the country and for keeping our promises to the American people. Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently outlined seven critical elements of fundamental tax reform, so here are his great ideas:

Another Milestone for the Port Of Corpus Christi Widening and Deepening Project

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Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project. When complete, the Ship Channel Improvement Project will widen the port to 530 feet which will allow for two-way barge traffic in tandem. It will also deepen the port to 54 feet, allowing larger, newer ships to access the port.

Slow Down, Take A Deep Breath And Let's Get Flood Crisis Solution Right

First let's be clear, the Harvey historic flood was going to be a problem even if we had gotten everything right, because of the biblical scale we suffered.

Turner and Banks Visit WPAFB

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Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and I visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) yesterday. 

Farenthold’s OPEN Government Data Act Included in Defense Authorization Bill Passed by the Senate

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My OPEN Government Data Act is one step closer to becoming law, after the bill’s language was included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that the Senate passed Monday evening.

Cornyn and Cruz Op-Ed: Texas, We’ve Got Your Back

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By now, we all know the numbers: over 50 inches of rainfall; at least 130,000 residences lost; and at least 500,000 vehicles damaged or destroyed. We've seen the images, too. Houstonians floating on air mattresses, the few belongings they could grab in garbage bags. Young children plucked from their rooftops by rescuers as the water rises.

Sens. Cruz, Blunt, Cornyn, Lankford Introduce Bill to Allow Houses of Worship to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I yesterday introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, which would make houses of worship eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants.

Cornyn Urges Reauthorization of Critical Surveillance Tools

Today on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of the United States remaining proactive with national security measures by reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.

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