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Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Passes Senate

Bill was included in Coast Guard Authorization Act and establishes alternative timing system to GPS satellites WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statements applauding the passage of their bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act, which directs the Secretary of Transportation to provide for the establishment, sustainment, and operation of a land-based, resilient, and reliable alternative timing system to Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. Additionally, their bill […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘We Pause to Honor the Selfless Service and Unyielding Courage of the Men and Women of Our Armed Forces’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day: “This Veterans Day, we pause to honor the selfless service and unyielding courage of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We say ‘thank you’ to every brave soldier, sailor, airman, marine, and coast guardsman who pledge themselves to the defense of our nation, our Constitution, and our way of life. “The Lone Star State is home […]

AG Paxton Announces Senior Staff Promotions

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced several promotions on his senior staff, naming Darren McCarty as deputy attorney general for civil litigation and Amanda Cochran-McCall as division chief of general litigation. “Darren and Amanda are both highly respected attorneys who have proven themselves as leaders in my office and will distinguish themselves in their important new roles,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These senior staff promotions, reflecting the individuals’ hard work, extensive experience and wise counsel, will […]

Texas AG Office’s Veterans Honored During Special Ceremony

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Military veterans employed by Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office were honored yesterday during a special ceremony held in the rotunda of the William B. Clements Building ahead of the national observance of Veterans Day this Sunday. The attorney general’s office employs 291 veterans from all branches of the U.S. military, along with surviving spouses and orphans of veterans. According to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 21 million veterans […]

AG Paxton’s Election Fraud Unit Arrests Nine Alleged Participants of an Organized Illegal Voting Scheme in Edinburg

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Election Fraud Unit of his office arrested nine individuals accused of participating in an organized illegal voting scheme in Edinburg. The arrests follow an ongoing investigation into a coordinated effort by political workers to recruit people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in specific city of Edinburg municipal races. Attorney General Paxton’s office arrested Hidalgo County residents Guadalupe Sanchez Garza, […]

AG Paxton’s Office, Travis County DA Margaret Moore Obtain 20-Year Prison Sentence in Sex Trafficking Case Involving a 14-Year-Old Victim

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today assisted the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in securing  a prison sentence for a woman charged with the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. Today, Judge Tamara Needles sentenced Kirsten Violette to 20 years in prison. In July, Violette pleaded guilty to trafficking of persons under the age of 18 for prostitution. Her co-defendant, Kedrick Nelms, was sentenced by the Judge to a 40-year prison term for […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Strength of the Sutherland Springs Community Resounds Across the World’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement commemorating the first anniversary of the horrific attack on the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and the resilience and courage shown by the community in the face of evil: “One year ago today, a madman took 26 innocent lives in an act of pure evil at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The Lone Star State and every corner of our nation mourned the fallen […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement of Support to the Jewish Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement of support to the Jewish community as it comes together for the first Shabbat since the horrific, anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Last Saturday, a bigoted coward carried out an act of pure evil when he murdered eleven Jews who were gathered for Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He targeted them because […]

AG Paxton Defends State Ban on Barbaric Abortion Procedure at the 5th Circuit

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – A legal team from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling blocking part of Senate Bill 8, a law enacted by the Texas Legislature, which prohibits ghastly dismemberment abortions. Abortion by dismemberment, which is performed in the second trimester, kills fetuses by using forceps to tear them apart limb by limb while they are still alive, causing the unborn […]

Investigation by AG Paxton’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Helps Feds Convict

Ken Paxton

Four Individuals in $3.7 Million Garland Health Care Fraud Scheme  AUSTIN – A joint investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Texas attorney general’s office and others helped federal prosecutors obtain a jury conviction of two home health owners and two employees who ran a scheme to steal over $3.7 million from Medicare and Medicaid. Following a six-day trial, Celestine “Tony” Okwilagwe, Tutu Kudiaratu Etti, Loveth Isidaehomen and Paul Emordi were each convicted […]