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AG Paxton Reaches $120 Million Settlement with General Motors Company Over Defective Ignition Switch

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $120 million multi-state settlement with General Motors Company (GM) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia, concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects associated with unintended key- rotation-related and/or ignition-switch-related issues in several models and model years of […]

Sens. Cruz and Leahy Pen Letter Urging Apple CEO Tim Cook to Stop Enabling the Great Firewall

‘As long as the Great Firewall operates and is enabled by American technology companies, Internet freedom in China will remain at risk’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday released a letter addressed to Apple CEO, Tim Cook regarding reports that Apple has removed Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications (apps) from the version of Apple’s App Store available to users in the People’s Republic of China. “The threat that the Great Firewall […]

Sen. Sanders’ Claims That Repealing the Death Tax Benefits Only the Rich Couldn’t Be Further from the Truth

Removal of the death tax will rid all Americans of unfair and unaffordable tax burden WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a CNN Town Hall regarding tax reform. During the debate, Sen. Cruz called for eliminating the estate tax, also known as death tax, as a part of tax reform. Contrary to claims by Democrats, repealing the death tax will simplify the American tax system and provide needed tax relief for […]

Lt. Governor Patrick Congratulates the Texas Water Development Board for Providing Flood Mitigation Funding Assistance to Harris County

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Water Development Board’s announcement that it will award a $47 million no interest loan to Harris County Flood Control for improvements to Brays Bayou: “I want to congratulate the Texas Water Development Board for providing these flood control resources to Harris County. This is just one of the mitigation steps I proposed following the deadly Memorial Day flood in Wimberley in 2015 and why I continue […]

Hurricane Survivors Use Harvey Facebook Page for Recovery Information

AUSTIN, Texas –Hurricane Harvey survivors looking for real-time information on recovery efforts in Texas can simply follow the FEMA Harvey Facebook page. The social media site, which launched Sep. 12, allows Facebook users to ask questions and receive answers from FEMA about disaster assistance and the recovery process. Followers of www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey can find multilingual information and fact sheets on topics like how to apply for disaster assistance, how to move forward in the recovery process, how federal disaster assistance […]

AG Paxton’s Consumer Protection Division Wins FTC’s Partner Award for Outstanding Collaborative Work

(FTC Regional Director Dama Brown and Consumer Protection Division Chief Paul Singer)

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) awarded the Consumer Protection Division of his office its Partner Award in recognition of outstanding work to combat fraud and deception in the marketplace. “We are honored that the Federal Trade Commission recognized the hard work of our Consumer Protection Division to ensure a fair marketplace for Texas consumers,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The men and women of this office […]

AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit Defending Texas’ Voter ID Law

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today detailed his support of Texas’ voter ID law in a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ahead of a hearing scheduled for the week of December 4 in New Orleans. Last month, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit stayed a lower court ruling that blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID. In a majority opinion, the 5th Circuit concluded that Texas made […]

AG Paxton Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Texas’ Congressional Redistricting Case

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’ congressional redistricting case and correct a U.S. District Court ruling from August that invalidated two of the state’s 36 congressional seats. Last month, the high court blocked the lower court’s ruling and allowed Texas to continue to use the existing maps in the 2018 elections, for which candidate filing begins next month. “It’s fitting that the […]

Sen. Cruz: Ending ‘Sue and Settle’ Practice is a Major Victory for Texas Landowners

Applauds EPA directive ending “sue and settle”; urges Congress to pass Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauded EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s Monday announcement that he is ending “sue and settle” practices within the agency, and urged his colleagues in Congress to pass the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, which would enact this policy into law. “The announcement from the EPA to end ‘sue and settle’ practices in […]

Sen. Cruz: Decertifying Iran Compliance Is the Right First Step

Senator Ted Cruz

Praises the Trump Administration’s determination to withhold certification of Iran deal and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror organization WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised President Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for its material support to terrorism, pursuant to Executive Order 13224: “President Trump has rightly determined that U.S. sanctions relief for […]