Republican
11
of 21
2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

U.S. Senate 2012-present, Domestic Policy Advisor Bush Presidential Campaign 1999-2000, Partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership 2008-present, Solicitor General of Texas 2003-2008, Director Office of Policy Planning Federal Trade Commission 2001-2003, Associate Deputy Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 2001

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
JD, Harvard Law School, MA.
BA, Princeton University,
Home Address
Cruz for President
P.O. Box 25376
Houston, TX 77265
Work Address
Russell Senate Office Bldg 404
Washington, DC 20510

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

Energy and Environment

Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Other: Health Care
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?

Politics and Political Process

Should voters be required to present ID at the polls?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

 

Individual Contributions: 100% ($88,737,586)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($93,195)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($250,013)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $89,080,794    

 

Individual Contributions: 100% ($88,737,586)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($93,195)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($250,013)

Candidate Spent: $86,526,777    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $20,056,696    
Outside Spent AGAINST: $7,924,975    

COMMENTS

Peter J Chilos
- Rutland

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:03am

NH has no State Tax but I understand they have a small Head Tax that I believe still exist. Only 50% of our Nation pays FEDERAL TAXES. Senator Cruz advocates a FAIR TAX or a FLAT TAX. Our EARNED BENEFITS are in jeopardy. In order to enhance our Social Security Medicare and Veteran Affairs systems a HEAD TAX of $100.00 should be collected by each State on April 15th and INVESTED into TAX BONDS. Green Card families would be required to pay the HEAD TAX.
Seniors age 67 and older children age day 1 to 18 years old and people on Medicaid would be EXEMPT. Then on April 15th the following year monies would be released into the Social Security Medicare and Veteran Affairs systems. Each State would retain the INTEREST earned from its INVESTMENT.

Jerry Holcomb
- White Lake

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:45am

US government reporting. Ted you should say I'm going to change the way our government reports statistics. Unemployment will be changed or expanded to be accurate not just half the story and political as we see it now. Reporting inflation will be improved so it reflects accurately how it reflects on the family, business, etc. Not the system we have now that completely leaves out gasoline and food. No more fudging the figures to help the government or to be political. They will reflect accurately and mean something to the average person. No more the system of requiring a statical degree to understand the situations. Jerry Holcomb

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