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Sen. Cruz: ‘Democrats and Republicans Must Work Together, Nobody Wants to See Children Separated From Their Moms and Dads’

Calls upon Senate colleagues to join in the legislative efforts to address the separation of illegal immigrant families at southern border WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, today urged his colleagues to take swift actions to address the separation of illegal immigrant families at the southern border. Sen. Cruz called upon both Republicans and Democrats to put aside partisan politics and find a common-sense solution while upholding the rule of law. Watch Sen. […]

Sen. Cruz: We Can Keep Kids With Their Parents and Uphold the Rule of Law

Tours immigrant detention facilities, holds roundtable discussion with local officials at Weslaco Border Patrol Station WESLACO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today toured immigrant detention facilities for children in South Texas with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). Later, they held a roundtable at the Weslaco Border Patrol Station with representatives from federal agencies involved in the process of receiving, detaining, and adjudicating immigrant families, as well as non-profits and local elected officials. Still photos […]

AG Paxton: Consumer Protection Division Chief Receives Award for Exceptional Contributions to Attorney Training and Education

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated Paul Singer, chief of the Consumer Protection Division of his office, after he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a training branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). NAGTRI honored Singer for his significant contributions to developing and presenting high-quality legal training programs for his counterparts across the country. Singer helped to provide attorneys […]

AG Paxton Lauds SCOTX Decision Invalidating Illegal Bag Bans Statewide

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the Texas Supreme Court after it upheld last year’s ruling by the Texas 4th Court of Appeals that the city of Laredo’s ban on single-use plastic bags is illegal. The ruling effectively invalidates unlawful bag bans across Texas. In August 2016, the 4th Court of Appeals rendered a summary judgment in favor of the Laredo Merchants Association, which argued that the city of Laredo’s ban on single-use […]

Sens. Cruz, Paul, Lankford, and Inhofe Call for Investigation at the National Science Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week requested National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General Allison Lerner investigate the NSF’s grant-making process, relaying their concern that the NSF has “issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research” in contradiction of federal law and the agency’s mission. Among the examples, the senators cited the NSF providing […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Small Business Drives Our Economy’

Addresses National Federation of Independent Businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There he discussed his priorities for 2018, including his efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal regulations on small businesses. “Regulatory reform is one of the greatest successes in the last year and a half,” Sen. Cruz said. “Every cabinet agency, every secretary that I sit […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Student Empowerment Act

Bill expands school choice, access to tax-free educational savings plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool students. This legislation builds on Sen. Cruz’s Student Opportunity Amendment, which Congress passed and the President signed into law in December 2017, by allowing all students – including public, private, religious, and homeschool students – to use 529 savings […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. from United Nations Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding President Trump for withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): “The United States has been legitimizing the thugs and autocrats on the United Nations Human Rights Council for far too long. This is a body that claims to sit in judgment about human rights, but includes human rights abusers such as Venezuela, China, and Cuba. It claims […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Protect Kids and Parents Act

Bill would keep families together and expedite the asylum process WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced S. 3091, the Protect Kids and Parents Act, joined by 18 original cosponsors: Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Integrity of the Men and Women at the FBI and Department of Justice Has Been Called into Question, and the American People Deserve the Truth’

Questions FBI Director Wray and Inspector General Horowitz on the Inspector General’s first report on Justice Department and FBI actions in advance of the 2016 Presidential election WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday participated in a hearing with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher A. Wray, and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz examining the Inspector General’s Report on political bias […]