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Sen. Cruz: We March for the Unborn of Our Generation

Praises March for Life 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a video message supporting the 2019 March for Life, where millions of Americans rally in D.C. and across the country in support of pro-life policies at all levels of government: Watch Sen. Cruz’s video message here. A full transcript is below. “This week, millions of Americans are mourning the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — but also celebrating the incredible progress we have […]

Sen. Cruz: I Commend President Trump for Prioritizing Missile Defense and Highlighting the Need for Space-Based Interceptors

Cruz-led effort to develop and deploy space-based interceptors included in Missile Defense Review WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement applauding President Trump’s Missile Defense Review (MDR): “I commend President Trump for recognizing and prioritizing missile defense, and for highlighting the need for space-based interceptors (SBI), in the Missile Defense Review. Past missile defense reviews have failed to consider the technologies that are needed to protect Americans and the American […]

AG Paxton Commends 5th Circuit Decision Regarding Exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit after it reversed the district court’s decision preventing Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. “The 5th Circuit’s ruling shows that the district court applied the wrong legal standard,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Planned Parenthood’s reprehensible conduct, captured in undercover videos, proves that it is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act, so we are confident we […]

AG Paxton Commends Travis County District Court Decision Requiring the City of Austin to Comply with Texas’ Handgun Law

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Travis County District Court that the City of Austin violated Texas law when it refused to allow duly-licensed residents to lawfully carry firearms in City Hall. The court also ordered the city to pay a fine to the state of Texas for each day it prevented investigators from the office of the Attorney General from lawfully carrying firearms. “The district […]

Food Banks Stretch to Help Furloughed Workers as Shutdown Threatens More Texans  

Austin – Feeding Texas, the statewide network of food banks, announced new food distributions to help furloughed government employees this week. Food banks plan to assist Border Patrol officers in Presidio, national park staff in Big Bend, Coast Guard members in Beaumont and NASA employees in Houston among others. Those seeking food assistance are encouraged to contact their closest food bank. Food banks are preparing to meet a surge in need if the shutdown continues, as well […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Smith Reintroduce Student Empowerment Act

Bill expands school choice, access to tax-free educational savings plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) reintroduced the Student Empowerment Act, which 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 bill builds upon Sen. Cruz’s Student Opportunity Amendment, which was signed into law in December 2017, by allowing all students – including public, […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement After Voting To Uphold U.S. Treasury Department Efforts Against Russian Oligarch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against a Democrat-led resolution blocking a European Union-supported agreement between the Treasury Department and Russian companies to punish a sanctioned Russian oligarch: “Putin is a KGB thug, and Russia is not our friend. And sanctions are an important tool for pressing back on Russia, which is why I have consistently helped lead […]

Senate Commerce Committee Selects Sen. Cruz to be Chairman of Subcommittee on Aviation and Space

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has been selected to serve as the chairman of the newly created Subcommittee on Aviation and Space for the 116th Congress. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session and approved Sen. Cruz’s chairmanship and the jurisdiction of the new subcommittee. The Subcommittee on Aviation and Space will have jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Space […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise White House Announcement of Texas Judicial Nominees  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Wes Hendrix to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Lubbock, Mark Pittman to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth, and Sean Jordan for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Plano: “I was happy […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in Second Round of Hearings for Attorney General Nominee William Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned a panel of witnesses as a part of the nomination hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr. There, he asked Michael B. Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General, Larry D. Thompson, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, and Mary Kate Cary to provide personal testimonies on their past work experiences with Barr and his qualifications to serve as the next […]