Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and I sent a letter to General Gustave F.
Recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to target and hold accountable three Nicaraguan individuals for their...
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...
Today I introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool...
Recently, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and I penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the status of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in the United States...
Recently I chaired a hearing examining the future role of the International Space Station (ISS). In the hearing I questioned Mr. William Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, and...
I recently delivered remarks at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Meeting, where I highlighted my efforts to defend the Second Amendment, including my letter to Citigroup and Bank of America, who have sought to...
I introduced the Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered Species (SAVES) Act, which would remove regulatory burdens for ranchers and conservators engaged in captive breeding of exotic wildlife, while promoting animal...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of the non-profit Mercy Ships of Garden Valley, Texas, in recognition of their...
Yesterday I questioned General Darren W. McDew on military vulnerabilities with U.S. Transportation Command [TRANSCOM], including cyber threats to commercial and space assets. I also discussed various training exercises...
I addressed the “Change not Chains” rally to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo and celebrate the freedom of his wife Liu Xia, who have fought ceaselessly to promote democracy and freedom in China. 
I penned an op-ed for Fox News expressing my support for the nomination of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the op-ed, I highlight Sen. Lee's track record of success and proven dedication to the U.S.
Among the examples, we cited the NSF providing over four million dollars to a climate-change coalition to turn television meteorologists into climate change evangelists (with almost three million coming after initial...
All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am...
I introduced legislation on June 4th recognizing the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, urging President Trump to pressure China's President Xi Jinping to release artist and activist Liu Xia, and hold Chinese...
We stand ready to break through the confirmation backlog and get the government funded before we break in August, well before the September 30 deadline. We stand ready to work Mondays and Fridays, nights as well as weekends...
Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) and I yesterday led a bipartisan group of seven senators in a letter to Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists who have been imprisoned by the regime in Burma for documenting the ongoing...
Recently, I joined a bipartisan group of 66 senators, led by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), in a letter to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, demanding the release of wrongfully imprisoned...
Yesterday I delivered a floor speech recognizing the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day.Watch my floor speech in its entirety here. The full text of my remarks is below:
Last week, I penned the following op-ed for San Antonio Express-News, urging Texas universities to protect the First Amendment and “challenge young people to engage with concepts that they have never seen before, including...

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