Texas Senator Ted Cruz, elected in 2012, lives in Houston with his wife Heidi and two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. His mother was a computer programmer and his father is a pastor. Cruz is the Solicitor General of Texas, the state’s chief lawyer before the US Supreme Court. Cruz is the longest person serving in this position, as well as the youngest and the first Hispanic to serve.
Cruz partnered in a private law firm in Houston for 5 years and taught US Supreme Court Litigation from 2004-09 as an adjunct professor of law at the University Of Texas School Of Law. He graduated with honors from Princeton and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He was the first Hispanic to clerk for Chief Justice of the United States. Cruz defends sovereignty against the UN, the second amendment right to bear arms, and is firmly against Net Neutrality.
FINANCIAL AID / STUDENT LOANS / COST OF EDUCATION
The article below explains Ted Cruz’s ideas on how the states should be in control of financial aid rather than the federal government.
The article below outlines how Ted Cruz pushes the elimination of federal agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, the IRS, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
The link below is directly from Ted Cruz’s website regarding Cruz voting no to debt ceiling, and how a balanced budget amendment is necessary to any increase.
The website below is a clear list of legislation Ted Cruz has voted for and against on economic decisions such as a balanced budget amendment.
APPROACH TO TERRORISM / EXTREMIST GROUPS
The link below is directly from Ted Cruz’s website explaining his stand on national security and legislation Cruz has introduced about terrorists and his offered rewards bills.
The link below is from Ted Cruz’s website which delves deeper into the Expatriate Act that he introduced.
HUMANITARIAN / FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OTHER NATIONS
The article below goes into detail about Ted Cruz’s stand on the immigrant crisis, the crisis in Gaza, Hamas, American response to Syria and the Isis insurgency in Iraq.
This website offers up details on Ted Cruz’s efforts and ideas on the Border Humanitarian Crisis.
The article below outlines why Ted Cruz believes Obama has “inflamed” racial tensions in the country.
This article talks about his opinions on Obama causing racial tensions as well as how Cruz would push for criminal justice reforms.