Senator Hall Files Key Special Session Legislation

AUSTIN, TX – On Monday Senator Bob Hall filed Senate Bill (SB) 14 to protect the private property rights of landowners from political subdivision rules, regulations, and ordinances that interfere with a private property owner’s right to plant, transplant, and remove, trees and vegetation from their own property. This bill addresses an issue within the scope of the special session called by Governor Abbott last month. “It’s difficult to find a perfect solution to this issue,” remarked […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Only One Man Stands Between a Dying Man’s Wish, His Wife’s Livelihood, and Freedom: Xi Jinping’

Dr. Liu Xiaobo

Delivers floor speech calling for the release of Dr. Liu Xiaobo; passage of his legislation to rename the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) demanded China release imprisoned Chinese human rights activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo before the end of the July 4th Senate recess. Today, Sen. Cruz delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling for Dr. Liu Xiaobo’s release, and for […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Eliminate Healthcare Exemption For Members of Congress

Senator Ted Cruz

Bill will prevent Members of Congress from receiving procedural health care exception in Senate bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced his intention to introduce companion legislation to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally’s (R-Ariz.) bill to eliminate a healthcare exemption for members of Congress that was required to be included in the Senate’s health care bill due to procedural requirements under the reconciliation process.  “While this exemption was included in the Senate health care bill out of procedural necessity, we must still be diligent […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Our National Space Program Is on the Verge of a Renaissance’

Senator Ted Cruz

Chairs hearing examining partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial space industry and the reopening of the American Frontier WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, participated in the third of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. Today’s hearing, titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Today the World Lost a Hero of Liberty and Freedom’

Dr. Liu Xiaobo

Issues statement following the passing of Dr. Liu Xiaobo WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner unjustly imprisoned by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Dr. Liu is most notably known for publishing “Chapter 08,” an anti-Communist manifesto calling for political freedom and human justice. “Today the world lost a hero of liberty and […]

The Central Fort Bend Chamber Welcomes BBVA Compass with a Ribbon Cutting

(left to right): Frederic Clark, BBVA Compass; Vanice Johnston, BBVA Compass; Jamarcus Siverand, BBVA Compass; Djuana Wright, BBVA Compass; Darrell Levy, BBVA Compass; Anaivis Cepeda, BBVA Compass

The Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated BBVA Compass, Richmond with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, and welcomed them to the Chamber family. BBVA Compass is located at 1201 Jackson Street in Richmond.  Friends, BBVA Compass partners, local businesses and Chamber members enjoyed networking, delicious h’orderves and learning about what makes the BBVA Compass’ Richmond location the #1 BBVA location in all of West Houston. Michael Yanez, Senior Vice President of BBVA Compass […]

Olson Invites Small Businesses To Join His Advisory Council

Washington, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) invites TX-22 small businesses to apply to join his Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). The goal of this Council is to advise Olson on federal policy issues that impact the small business community. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities,” said Rep. Pete Olson. “The representatives on this advisory council will provide me with a direct line to our small business community and allow me to better represent […]

Olson Helps Launch Moldova Caucus

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today joined with his Democrat counterpart, Rep. David Price (NC-04) to launch the Congressional Moldova Caucus for the 115th Congress. This caucus will create a dialogue about the importance of US/Moldova relations, Moldova’s role in European security and in energy across Eastern Europe. “Moldova’s efforts to foster democracy have promoted peace and stability in Europe, strengthening international partnerships,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Their position at the edges of NATO has played a […]

Olson Acts To Help Our Military Protect The Homeland

Washington, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to support our troops by voting in support of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill begins to rebuild and reform our military by including billions in additional funds to begin to close the dangerous readiness gaps our troops are facing. It also gives our troops their biggest pay raise in eight years. The bill passed with a vote of a vote of 344-81. “Today we took […]

Harris County Public Information Officer Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOSHEM) Public Information Officer Francisco Sanchez has been selected to serve as a member of the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee to represent state and local emergency managers. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve and look forward to working diligently on an issue I am deeply committed to, improving how public safety can best deliver the […]