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Sen. Cruz: ‘Space Policy Directive 1 Reaffirms NASA’s Core Mission’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s signing of “Space Policy Directive 1,” which establishes a foundation for a mission to the moon, and beyond. “I am grateful for the President’s signing of Space Policy Directive 1, which reaffirms NASA’s core mission: leading the world in space exploration,” Sen. Cruz said. “Earlier this year, President Trump signed […]

Washington Examiner: Ted Cruz Makes DC School Choice Push

Sen. Ted Cruz with his daughters Caroline, right, and Catherine, in Columbus, Ind., on April 25. Cruz's ongoing school choice push, a topic he has consistently pushed since his 2012 election to the Senate, calls it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)   

  In Case You Missed It… WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Examiner on Tuesday highlighted U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) reintroduction of the Educational Freedom Accounts Act, which creates a unique educational choice program in Washington, D.C., empowers parents, and provides opportunity to every public school student in the nation’s capital, including those enrolled in public charter schools. The Examiner article reports: “the Educational Freedom Accounts Act is part of Cruz’s school choice push, a topic […]

AG Paxton Announces Temporary Injunction in Tech Support Scam Case

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Travis County District Court granted a temporary injunction halting the deceptive practices of HPC Techs LLC, Escutcheon Technologies, LLC, The Rhombus Techs LLC, and nine other tech support companies, as well as the four individuals who own and operate them. To preserve as much money as possible for consumer restitution, the temporary injunction also froze all business assets –along with the personal assets of two individual […]

RRC Assesses More than $11 Million in Fines in 2017

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $11,077,280 in fines on 3,567 enforcement dockets involving the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety for calendar year 2017. These include: $337,721 in fines assessed in oil and gas protested dockets that went to hearing; $3,980,880 in penalties for Master Default Orders; $2,690,765 in fines for Master Agreed Orders, and; $4,067,914 for Pipeline Damage Prevention penalties. Totals include the Commission’s final enforcement actions for 2017, […]

AG Paxton: Victory in Lawsuit Protecting Tax Cuts for Homeowners 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a victory for Texas homeowners after the Gregg County Court granted all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1. The decision by the Gregg County Court comes nearly two months after the Texarkana Court of Appeals affirmed the right of Attorney General Paxton to continue the lawsuit and pursue compliance with the […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Secretary Tillerson’s Action Against the Government of Cambodia and Prime Minister Hun Sen

‘The people of Cambodia deserve better than a strongman dictator; the United States must not relent in our longstanding commitment to preserving freedom there’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for issuing visa bans against those responsible for the unjustified imprisonment of Kem Sokha, president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). “I applaud Secretary Tillerson’s decisive action against the government of Cambodia […]

Sen. Cruz Commends President Trump for Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and Announcing He Will Move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after President Trump’s speech today on Jerusalem: “I enthusiastically commend President Trump for today’s courageous and heroic decision. Roughly 120 years since a pioneer of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl, convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, and nearly 70 years after the United States was the first country to give recognition to […]

Sen. Cruz Promotes Prerak Shah to Chief of Staff and Steve Chartan to Deputy Chief of Staff

David Polyansky announces departure as chief to the private sector, will continue to advise on Cruz re-elect WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced the promotion of his chief counsel, Prerak Shah, to chief of staff and his legislative director, Steve Chartan, to deputy chief of staff. Chartan will also maintain his responsibilities as legislative director. Sen. Cruz’s current chief of staff, David Polyansky, is returning to the private sector after the […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Stop Criminals From Getting Guns

Delivers opening statement on Sutherland Springs shooting before Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on improving the federal background check system WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee today delivered an opening statement on the recent shooting in Sutherland Springs before the Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled ‘Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.’ Sen. Cruz said, “Congress in the wake […]

Olson, Green Introduce Bill To Support Rehab Innovation Centers

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced legislation to recognize the contributions of rehabilitation innovation centers that serve a unique role in treating complex rehabilitation needs across the United States. Olson and Green introduced H.R. 4582, the Preserving Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have also introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Rep. Pete Olson said, “Rehabilitation Innovation Centers are leaders in complex […]