116th Congress

I issued the following statement after the Senate passed a disaster relief package that included a provision he authored to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release $4 billion in Hurricane Harvey funds...
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act; H.R.
This bipartisan bill deters criminal, unsolicited robocall scams by giving federal officials more time to find scammers, increasing penalties for those who are caught, and promoting the use of caller authentication to...
HTRA
Wednesday marked the 50th legislative day of the 116th Congre
It’s always a great day when I get a visit from Texas students! This week, over 100 students from The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas came for their annual DC field trip.
Tuesday I delivered the keynote address at the Center for a Secure Free Society's event entitled: ‘The VRIC: Tracing the roots of Venezuela, Russia, Iran & China security & intelligence cooperation.' Last year, I...
If there is one principle that has been true from the dawn of our nation, it is that when liberty is under assault, Americans rise to defend it.
Central American aid
Last week I urged the Trump Administration to reconsider its plan to cut U.S. assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Mike Simpson Boise
Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
There’s no better time to go outside than Springtime. Here in the 23rd District of Texas, there’s also no better time to find your park, and you have eight incredible options to choose from across South and West Texas.
Roughly 20 American combat war veterans take their own lives each day, and veterans who have regular contact with VA health services are less likely to commit suicide than those with little or no interactions. We must keep...
Yesterday President Trump announced the immigration proposal that Jared Kushner has been working on for the Trump Administration.
Cornyn HUMANE hearing
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
I have long said a comprehensive approach is the only solution to tackling this heinous crime; one that brings together federal, local and state law enforcement with survivor advocacy and support groups to increase community...
At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern...
Setting a bold legislative agenda, the “50 in 50” initiative drives thoughtful solutions to project America’s global leadership, counter acts of aggression by foreign adversaries, and protect American national security...
The ability to shop around for the lowest price is one of the cornerstones of the free market. Whether you’re making a big purchase such as a new car, or restocking everyday items such as paper towels, you can compare prices...
As drug abuse worsens in Texas, we all have a responsibility to do what we can to fight this epidemic in our communities. I encourage all Texans to take back their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs to your...
Tax Day has come and gone, and the truth is that the vast majority of American taxpayers have benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Ted Cruz construction site
Senator Ted Cruz visited Spawglass’ Village of Southhampton jobsite in Houston this week to tour the site, hear from construction executives, and promote his new bill, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Oppor

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