117th Congress

I gave the following remarks after the Senate passed funding for my CHIPS for America Act, which will restore semiconductor manufacturing back to American soil.
EPA
Despite record-high energy costs, producers in the Permian Basin are still enduring a barrage of attacks from the Biden Administration in rhetoric and policy. 
I issued the following statement in response to the National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
DOJ
Last week, Representatives Scott Perry (R-PA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Byron Donalds (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX), and I sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) raising concerns that Pamela...
military
I applaud the passage of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This package includes four amendments authored by me. TX-23 is home to critical military installations...
inflation
Wholesale prices for businesses jumped 11.3 percent from the previous year, according to a new Producer Price Index (PPI) report from the Department of Labor. 
August Pfluger congress
I am excited to report on some of the successes my team and I have achieved in policy, communications, and constituent services since being sworn into Congress a year and a half ago.
DFW
I announced last week that Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport has been awarded $35,000,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Terminal Program. DFW Airport received funding for a Zero Carbon...
On July 6, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case brought by Texas seeking to invalidate the DACA program. The appeals court’s decision is almost certain to tee up a fight in the U.S. Supreme...
border patrol
I successfully included $5,484,000 for a multi-county radio infrastructure upgrade in the first draft of the FY23 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill.
lockers at a school
I introduced legislation to enhance school safety and prevent school-based violence. My bill is the Senate companion to legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas). The Cruz-Weber legislation would allow...
USMCA
I responded to the decision by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to take action against the Mexican government for undermining U.S. energy producers in violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)....
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a press conference with the American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action),
ndaa pfluger
I voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023.
prolife
This week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, I questioned UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Khiara M. Bridges on the value of unborn children’s lives. Excerpts are below, and video can be found here. Sen. Cornyn: “Do...
semiconductor
Monday I discussed Senator Schumer’s decision to hold up the funding for the CHIPS for America Act in a futile attempt to try and pass his reckless spending legislation. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
jobs outlook
I released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report:
prescription drugs
This week, I announced that my bill, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, which allows physicians to prescribe buprenorphine without first obtaining a waiver, passed the House, 402 to 20, Wednesday, June 22. ...
veterans affairs
Last week, I urged the Committee on Veterans Affairs to amend H.R. 3967, the PACT Act, to offset its cost and ensure it does not create severe backlogs in VA treatment. 
inflation
After the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation increased by 6.3 percent from the year previous, I issued the following statement:

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