U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz and Colleagues To Introduce Resolution Prohibiting the Biden DOJ From Expanding Firearm Definitions and Creating National Gun Registry

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that he will introduce a Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapproval (CRA) to prohibit President Biden’s Department of Justice from implementing a new rule to expand firearm definitions. Sens. Lankford (R-OK), Braun (R-IN) and Lee (R-UT) are partnering with Sen. Cruz in introducing the resolution. The Biden administration wants to institute a final rule redefining a “firearm” under federal law to not […]

Sen. Cruz Calls For Senate Judiciary Hearing on FBI Rule-Breaking in Sensitive Investigations

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to committee Chairman Dick Durbin today calling on him to conduct a critical oversight hearing into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s pattern of rule-breaking in sensitive investigations. According to an audit obtained by the Washington Times, FBI agents violated agency rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting investigations into politicians, political candidates, religious groups, and the news media. These are exactly […]

Sen. Cruz Publishes Review of Judge Jackson’s Soft-On-Crime Track Record

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released a comprehensive review of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record of handing down significantly lower sentences in criminal cases, but especially lower sentences in cases involving child pornography. The review is linked here and below: JUDGE JACKSON’S DISTURBING RECORD SHOWS SHE HANDS DOWN SENTENCES WELL BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Judge Jackson’s sentences have been dramatically lower than comparable averages for both child pornography cases, specifically, […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Unilateral Fed Control of a U.S. Digital Currency

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today introduced legislation to prohibit the Federal Reserve from issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) directly to individuals. Sen. Cruz’s bill was cosponsored by Sens. Braun (R-IN) and Grassley (R-IA). Specifically, the legislation prohibits the Federal Reserve from developing a direct-to-consumer CBDC which could be used as a financial surveillance tool by the federal government, similar to what is currently happening in China. The bill aims to […]

Sen. Cruz Sends Letter to President Biden Urging Him to Renew Critical Title 42 Border Policy

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to renew the Title 42 policy, which has played a crucial role the past two years in protecting Americans from COVID-19 by allowing border officials to expeditiously expel illegal immigrants. The Biden administration is reassessing Title 42 on Wednesday, March 30th. There have been reports that rescinding this policy would lead to a massive influx of more than 170,000 […]

Sen. Cruz on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: ‘I See a Record of Activism and Advocacy’

Senator Ted Cruz

During the initial round of questioning in the confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, highlighted the judge’s comments about the 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory, her leadership on the board of Georgetown Day School—which teaches Critical Race Theory—and her record of giving child pornographers sentences far below what prosecutors have asked for in those […]

Sen. Cruz Votes Against Omnibus Spending Bill

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today issued the following statement regarding his vote against the omnibus spending bill: “Tonight, Congress missed yet another opportunity to get our spending under control, clean up the corruption in Washington, and enact policies that will actually help, rather than hurt, hardworking Americans. “American families and small businesses are facing an inflation crisis driven by runaway government spending. Over the past two years, Congress has spent $6 trillion for emergencies […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Venezuela’s Release of Two U.S. Citizens

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement upon the news that U.S. citizens, Gustavo Cardenas and Jorge Alberto, were released after being detained in Venezuela since 2017: “I’m very glad to hear of the release of Gustavo Cardenas and Jorge Alberto Fernández. They were unjustly held captive by the Venezuelan government, and have endured a nightmarish journey. “The regime must immediately release the remaining, unjustly detained […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Energy Freedom Act to Make America Energy Independent Again

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Energy Freedom Act, in order to make America energy independent again by accelerating federal permitting for energy projects and pipelines, mandating new onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales, approving pending LNG export licenses, and generally speeding up solar, wind, and geothermal development. Upon introducing the bill, Sen. Cruz stated: “In the past year with Joe Biden as president, the United States has lost its status […]

Sen. Cruz Raises Serious Concerns About DHS’ Transparency During the Worst Border Crisis in Decades

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding that the Biden administration release its annual report on immigration and customs enforcement and removal actions for Fiscal Year 2021. For the first time in a decade, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has not released its annual report within three months of the end of the fiscal year. Secretary Mayorkas still […]