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Olson Supports Federal Action At Shiloh

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordering the relocation of children currently located at Shiloh Residential Treatment Center: “Given the long history of allegations of mistreatment of children located at Shiloh, the pending lawsuit and the Center’s refusal to be open and transparent; I fully support Judge Gee’s decision. I previously requested Shiloh to be shutdown given the disturbing allegations of mistreatment and the pending […]

Sen. Cruz Releases ‘Texas Defends America’ Video

Releases video highlighting tour of military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene, and Killeen WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a video highlighting his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour of Texas military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene, and Killeen. On the tour, Sen. Cruz touted the over 30 provisions he secured in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, all of which directly benefit Texas and America’s […]

Sen. Cruz: NDAA Fortifies Texas’ Position as a Pillar of America’s Defense

President Trump signs NDAA into law including over 30 provisions secured by Sen. Cruz HOUSTON, Texas – Today President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, comprised of numerous military necessities, including over $150 million in military construction funds for the state of Texas. Last week, Sen. Cruz launched a statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour of Texas military installations where he highlighted the over 30 provisions that were successfully adopted […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Department of Education’s Federal Assistance for Displaced Texas Students Following Hurricane Harvey

‘I am grateful for the leadership of Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education in providing federal support to our students and schools in their time of need’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Department of Education’s announcement allotting $174.2 million in federal funds to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program provides $359.8 million in federal […]

Press Coverage of Sen. Cruz’s Statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ Tour

Tours Texas military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene and Killeen HOUSTON, Texas – Following the Senate’s final passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) launched a statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour of Texas military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene, and Killeen. Sen. Cruz secured over 30 provisions that were included in the bill, directly benefitting Texas and America’s national security interests at […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘America Stands Unequivocally With Our Israeli Allies as They Exercise Their Right to Self-Defense and Fight to Defend Their Citizens From Hamas’s Attacks’

KILLEEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to Hamas’s escalating terror attacks in Israel: “No country in the world would tolerate the reality that Iran-backed Hamas terrorists have created in southern Israel, from regular riots with the stated goal of destroying Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, to the almost 200 rockets and missiles that Hamas has launched in just the last few days. Meanwhile, inside the Gaza […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘From Lackland to Fort Hood, Texas Remains a Pillar of Strength in America’s Defense and Strategic Objectives’

Texas Defends America Tour Tours Fort Hood, visits with Soldiers and receives update on operations and training occurring on base and around the world KILLEEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today concluded his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour with a visit to Fort Hood. There, he visited Soldiers, and received an update on operations and training occurring there and around the world. Following the tour, Sen. Cruz held a media availability. Still photos […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Ray Family Has a New Place to Call Home – Abundant Proof of the Love in Their Community, and Gratitude We Have for Our Wounded Warriors’

Texas Defends America Tour Participates in ‘Helping a Hero’ welcome home ceremony honoring Army Sgt. Ray GEORGETOWN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today continued his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour with a visit to Georgetown, where he participated in a ceremony hosted by ‘Helping a Hero.’ There, they honored Army Sergeant James “Shane” Ray and his family, and presented them with a new handicap-accessible home. Still photos of the ceremony may be viewed here. […]

Children Stuck In Temporary Shelter For Months Without Timeline For Release

Eddie Rodriguez

Nearly 200 migrant children have lived in the Tornillo Port of Entry Shelter for far longer than originally intended due to the Trump administration’s incompetence. Austin, Texas – Today, State Representative Eddie Rodriguez toured the Tornillo Port of Entry Shelter with colleagues from the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC). Rep. Rodriguez is Policy Chair for MALC, the oldest and largest Latino legislative caucus in the nation. MALC works on the forefront of issues related to immigration, […]

AG Paxton Leads 12-State Coalition in Brief Supporting First Amendment in Public Policy Debates 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading a 12-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in defense of the First Amendment. The brief, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, supports ExxonMobil Corporation’s appeal of a lower court ruling that dismissed its lawsuit against the Massachusetts and New York attorneys general. ExxonMobil accused them of abusing their authority by punishing the company for its climate change views. In 2016, a coalition […]