Ted Cruz: Campaign Issues

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Where he stands

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz, Sept. 2012

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  • Wants a balanced budget amendment
  • Calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve and its actions on mortgage loans
  • Wants to limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate
  • Would abolish the IRS
  • Against any tax increase
  • Wants to eliminate the inheritance tax
  • Would repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax
  • Supports Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • In favor of a single-rate tax-system


  • Would defund amnesty and refuse any nominees until rescinded
  • Wants no path to citizenship for the 1.65 million illegals in Texas
  • In favor of a wall on the border of Mexico
  • Wants to strengthen border security and increase enforcement


  • Voted no on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems
  • Fights against Gulf moratorium on offshore exploration
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge
  • Believes Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures
  • Wants to explore proven energy reserves to keep energy prices low
  • Would let states lease energy rights on federal lands

Foreign Policy

  • Wants more sanctions against Putin, to help eastern Ukraine
  • America's allies need our leadership
  • America is indispensable
  • Believes the United States has a responsibility to defend our values abroad

Domestic Issues

  • Against public abortion funding
  • Believes companies should be able to deny insuring birth control
  • Against churches providing birth control
  • Wants to define traditional marriage
  • Against same-sex marriage and gay pride parades
  • Wants to appeal the Affordable Care Act
  • Is in favor of market-based health insurance
—Jennie Wood
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