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AG Paxton Continues Dialogue with School Districts Engaged in Unlawful Electioneering

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the progress that the Brazosport, Holliday and Lewisville Independent School Districts made after warning them last week to stop unlawful electioneering activities. Attorney General Paxton’s letters thank the districts for the steps they’ve taken to comply with Texas law while reminding them of their legal obligation to respond to the open records requests and ongoing investigations initiated by his office. The cease and desist notices sent by Attorney General […]

Sen. Cruz: We Cannot Let a Government Mandate Jeopardize the Job Stability and the Futures of Hardworking Americans

Participates in town hall at Philadelphia Energy Solutions PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated in a town hall at Philadelphia Energy Solutions with refinery workers from along the East Coast. There, he met with and took questions from employees, and toured the facility. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full remarks here. Photos and video will be available here. “For the working men and women of this country, they should have a federal government that is standing […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Passing of Reverend Billy Graham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Reverend Billy Graham: “Reverend Billy Graham dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of his bold, steadfast testimony, entire generations – from Presidents and heads of state to the poorest among us – were introduced to the grace and salvation of Christ’s redeeming love. He lived his life with purpose and in anticipation of […]

AG Paxton Obtains Final Judgment for Taxpayers in Kilgore ISD Lawsuit

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a final judgment was entered affirming a victory for Texas homeowners and taxpayers in the Kilgore Independent School District. The judgment finalizes the Gregg County Court’s grant of all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1. It is estimated that the school district taxed citizens $4 million or more over what was […]

Sen. Cruz: Kari’s Law Will Save Lives

Kari’s Law allows multiline telephone systems to dial 911 without requiring extra digits to reach outside lines WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the bipartisan Kari’s Law, named in honor of Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas. In 2013, Hunt was killed in her hotel room after her daughter was unable to reach emergency responders due to the hotel phone system’s requirement of dialing an […]

Sen. Cruz: Texans Want to See the Border Secured, Our Border Patrol Agents Supported, and Legal Immigration Championed

Tours U.S.-Mexico border with Vice President Pence, Secretary Nielsen, and local Border Patrol officials HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Vice President Mike Pence, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and other local and Border Patrol officials to tour the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. “I was honored to join Vice President Pence, Secretary Nielsen, RGV Sector Chief Manny Padilla, and CBP Director David Higgerson today for a […]

Sen. Cruz: We Should Be Standing For Working Men and Women of This Country

Speaks on Senate floor in opposition of amnesty proposals WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in opposition to the immigration proposals. There, he urged his colleagues to stand with working men and women, and oppose amnesty. “What I would urge my colleagues is very simple, ask yourselves what you told the voters before election day,” Sen. Cruz said. “Let your conduct after election day match what […]

On Valentine’s Day Olson & Connolly Act To Save Lives Impacted By Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) today acted to help save lives impacted by sudden cardiac arrest by introducing H.R. 5013, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. This bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by eliminating the threat of frivolous lawsuits through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) while attempting to save a life […]

AG Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas’ Foster Care System at 5th Circuit 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today said his office presented convincing arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans in defense of the constitutionality of the Texas’ foster care system, including last year’s reforms enacted by the Texas Legislature. “We appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate that this case raises serious federalism concerns when an unelected federal judge sought to substitute her own individual judgment for that of the people […]

Olson & State Rep. Miller Announce Veterans Town Hall Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) and State Rep. Rick Miller today announced they will host a Veterans Town Hall Meeting on Saturday to hear directly from veterans on the issues that impact them. They will be joined by representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VA Hospital, Texas Veterans Commission and Fort Bend County Veterans Service Office. Olson will also present select veterans with service medals they have earned and either […]