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GOP Must Keep Promises or Risk Getting ‘Walloped’ in Future Elections

Speaks at Heritage Action’s ‘Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None’ 2015 Conservative Policy Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit outlining 10 critical priorities for Congress, focusing on jobs, liberty, and national security.

“For all the Republicans intoning we must get things done,” Sen. Cruz said, “if we simply settle into business as usual in this town and keep growing and growing and growing the leviathan and keep shrinking and shrinking and shrinking that sphere of individual liberty, we will demoralize the millions of men and women who came out in November and gave Republicans the biggest majority in the house since the 1920s. Not only will we not win elections, we’ll get walloped, and we’ll deserve to get walloped.”

Cruz added:  “If each and every senator in January answers questions the exact same way we would have answered questions in October before the election, that will have a transformational effect. In my view, Republicans should take this opportunity to lead with a big, bold agenda that focuses on jobs, on liberty and on security.”

In his remarks Sen. Cruz laid out ten policy principles that Republicans should pursue in 2016:

  • Embrace a big pro-jobs, growth Agenda
  • Pursue all means possible to repeal Obamacare
  • Secure the border and stop illegal amnesty
  • Hold government accountable and rein in judicial activism
  • Stop the culture of corruption
  • Pass fundamental tax reform, making taxes flatter, simpler, and fairer
  • Audit the Federal Reserve
  • Pass a strong balanced budget amendment
  • Champion school choice and repeal common core
  • Deal seriously with the twin threats of ISIL and a nuclear Iran