117th Congress

Today, as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed the decision of a lower court that found that the DACA program was created illegally, more than 1,000 evangelical Christians from every state in the country sent a...
us military
On Thursday, Rep. Chip Roy’s (TX-21) bipartisan, bicameral Supporting Families of the Fallen Act (S. 2794) passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk.
inflation
After the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, August’s personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index rose 6.2 percent from the year previous–much higher than expected–I issued the following statement:...
immigration
“Migrants used to run from us. Now they run to us.”This is the new reality for Border Patrol agents who are on the front lines of America’s unprecedented border crisis.
I recently introduced, H.R. 8973, the Medal of Honor Act, a bill that would increase the special monthly pension for Medal of Honor Recipients to equal an annualized amount of $100,000. Currently, Medal of Honor...
fbi
Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and I introduced the Respect for Child Survivors Act, which would improve the treatment of FBI child victim witnesses by requiring trauma-informed...
Immigration is a highly complicated issue, and for complex problems, Congress has traditionally needed an emergency to act. There hasn’t been one to force Congress's hand up to this point.
veterans
Rep. Beth Van Duyne yesterday joined Rep. Chip Roy's letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs requesting the VA provide a briefing to Congressional offices on the PACT Act’s implementation and how it will affect the...
government spending
This week 41 of my Republican colleagues and I sent a letter to House Republicans expressing their opposition to any continuing resolution that empowers Democrats to pass a massive spending package in the upcoming lame duck...
foreign affairs
This week, the Foreign Affairs Committee considered H.R. 2374, the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act. The bill notes that school-aged children in the West Bank and Gaza are learning from American taxpayer-...
Texas business leaders – including the Texas Association of Business, Texas Business Leadership Council, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Retailers Association, Texas Nursery & Landscaping Association, Rio Grande...
Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX), Jackie Speier (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) hosted the 13th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit where they gathered with advocates, docors, and survivors to raise...
us capitol
On the floor, I discussed my bills to support law enforcement, individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, and incarcerated Americans in need of treatment for substance abuse, all of which passed the Senate unanimously...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding his amendment to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) (S. 673...
On Friday I joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and other Members of the House Republican Conference to...
ballot box
I issued the following statement Wednesday after voting against H.R.8873, the “Presidential Election Reform Act”:  Americans deserve a federal election process in which they can place their full faith and trust without...
gooden big banks
On Wednesday, I questioned the CEOs of Citibank, Wells Fargo, PNC, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Truist and demanded they condemn the ongoing human rights atrocities being committed against the Uyghur minority in...
China flag
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Preventing Adversary Influence, Disinformation and Obscured Foreign...
NPR
This week I introduced the No Partisan Radio Act, or the NPR Act, which would end the federal government’s financial support of National Public Radio (NPR). Jackson’s legislation comes as NPR has come under fire for using...
fentanyl roundtable
Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Drug trafficking, illicit manufacturing, and a wide-open southern border have led to fentanyl being the leading killer of our young people...

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