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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes

(AUSTIN) — Texas has once again received the highest credit ratings for this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRAN), which will allow the state to manage cash-flow needs for fiscal 2019. “I am proud that once again Texas has received the highest short-term credit ratings on these notes,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “Additionally, the ratings agencies maintain Texas’ AAA long-term credit ratings, reflecting the highest possible level of creditworthiness. Our diversified economy, rising […]

Sen. Cruz: The Servicemen and Women at Dyess Air Force Base and the Abilene Community Are Committed to America’s Defense

Texas Defends America Tour Tours Dyess Air Force Base, receives briefing on B-1 bomber force, C-130J airlift operations, and preparations for the B-21 “Raider” ABILENE, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today continued his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour with a visit to Dyess Air Force Base where he received an update on the B-1 bomber force, C-130J airlift operations, and preparations for the B-21 “Raider,” a long-range strike bomber. Following the tour, Sen. […]

Sen. Cruz: There Is No State in the Union That Loves and Values Our Active Duty Military and Veterans the Way Texas Does

Texas Defends America Tour Joins Concerned Veterans for America in ‘Defend & Reform’ town hall in San Angelo ABILENE, Texas – On Wednesday U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a ‘Defend & Reform’ town hall hosted by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) in San Angelo as part of his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour. There, along with Executive Director of CVA Dan Caldwell and CVA Texas Coalitions Director Russ Duerstine, Sen. Cruz answered questions […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Goodfellow Is Making Long Term Investments in the Cybersecurity, Strength, and Defense of Our Nation’

Texas Defends America Tour Tours Goodfellow Air Force Base, receives a briefing on intelligence operations, visits with Airmen SAN ANGELO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today continued his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour with a visit to Goodfellow Air Force Base. There, he received an update on operations and training, and met with Air Force service members stationed there. “It’s an honor to visit with the Airmen stationed here at Goodfellow,” Sen. Cruz […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Lackland Equips Our Airmen to Defend Our Freedoms, Protect Our Interests, and Project American Strength Abroad’

Texas Defends America Tour Visits Military City, USA, tours Lackland Air Force Base SAN ANTONIO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today kicked off the ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, a week-long tour of Texas military bases, with a visit to Military City, USA. There, he toured Lackland Air Force Base and received a briefing on training operations before visiting with the Airmen. Following the tour, Sen. Cruz held a media availability. “The Airmen stationed […]

AG Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked a U.S. District Court for a nationwide injunction to stop the federal government from issuing or renewing any additional permits under the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while Texas’ multistate coalition lawsuit is pending and to ultimately set the program aside as unconstitutional. In May, Attorney General Paxton led a coalition that now represents 10 states in a lawsuit against the federal government to end […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘From the Floodwaters of Hurricanes, to the Shores of Foreign Conflict, Texas Continues to Lead the Nation in Military Readiness and Defense’

Tours U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, receives briefing on hurricane preparedness and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today continued his ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, a week-long tour of Texas military bases, with a visit to the Coast Guard Air Station in Houston. There, he received an update on Coast Guard operations conducted in South Texas, and a briefing on the lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, […]

Sen. Cruz: America Must Do Everything Possible to Support the Iranian People, Including Fully Enforcing All American Sanctions

Applauds decision to re-impose U.S. sanctions on Iran SAN ANTONIO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the administration’s enforcement of U.S. sanctions on Iran. In July, Sen. Cruz led a letter signed by 10 senators to the ambassadors of the EU3 – Britain, France, and Germany – calling on their governments to deepen transatlantic cooperation against Iran and warning against efforts to evade U.S. sanctions. “I am pleased that today […]

AG Paxton Recovers $110 Million for Texas in Medicaid Fraud Settlements

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to pay $110 million to the state of Texas to settle lawsuits alleging that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed two of its drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. AstraZeneca was accused of engaging in false and misleading marketing schemes at a time when the company was under the strict obligations of a 2010 federal “corporate integrity […]

Sen. Cruz: Congress Must Equip NASA With the Capabilities to Support Science Missions That Will Lead to Discoveries Across Our Solar System

Chairs hearing centered on NASA and scientific discoveries in the search for life beyond Earth WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, chaired a hearing entitled “The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New Discoveries.” During the hearing, expert witnesses discussed progress that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and scientific community are making in the search for life beyond Earth. This is the […]