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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn and Rep. Gohmert Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin’s Request for a Foreign Trade Zone

‘A FTZ designation would prove useful to lower a variety of customs, fees, taxes, and duties along with operational costs of many industries engaging in international trade’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. “Texans benefit enormously […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Retirement Freedom Act

‘Seniors all across the country should be empowered with the freedom to choose a health insurance plan that fits their needs, without the fear of losing their Social Security benefits’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Retirement Freedom Act, which would empower senior citizens and create more healthcare options by allowing them to utilize private health insurance without losing their Social Security benefits. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) introduced companion legislation in […]

Cornyn Honors Houstonian Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Jim Allison

‘Dr. Allison sometimes is referred to as the Godfather of Cancer Immunotherapy, and the drugs he has helped develop have now been approved to treat not only melanoma and lung cancer, but also Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cancers of the kidney, bladder, liver, and stomach.’ ‘We have so much more to discover and understand. And with science advancing at practically lightning speed, I believe it’s not a question of if we cure cancer, but when.’ WASHINGTON – […]

AG Paxton Joins 17-State Brief Supporting Lawsuit to Defend the Second Amendment Rights of Citizens

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 17-state friend-of-the-court brief to defend the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The case challenges New York City’s unconstitutional gun law, which denies millions of Americans their constitutionally-protected right to own a firearm. New York City requires a costly and restrictive “premises permit” to own a personal handgun for self-defense. The permit prohibits taking the weapon outside the home other than to practice at […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancy in Southern District of Texas

Qualified attorneys are invited to seek appointments for judicial vacancy in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today announced that they are accepting applications for a judicial vacancy in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill this vacancy. This panel, known […]

Sen. Cruz: After Reviewing the FBI Report, I Am Pleased to See the Senate Proceed With This Nomination

Urges colleagues to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement on today’s cloture vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court: “The last several weeks have been some of the most shameful chapters in the history of the United States Senate. Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh have had their good names dragged through […]

Olson Applauds Kavanaugh Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with a vote of 50-48: “After months of vicious partisan attempts to destroy a man over political differences, I’m pleased Judge Brett Kavanaugh was successfully confirmed to the Supreme Court. Today the Senate sent an important message to the American people – due process and the sacred belief of innocent until proven […]

AG Paxton Joins 11-State Brief Supporting Fight Against Job Killing Climate Change Lawsuit

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton this week joined an Indiana-led coalition of 11 states in a friend-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit against the energy industry over the alleged effects of climate change. King County, Washington brought its lawsuit against several of the largest oil companies in the world under an tenuous public nuisance claim that has been tried before and rejected by the United States Supreme Court. In […]

AG Paxton Commends Court Decision Striking Down the Unconstitutional  and Discriminatory Indian Child Welfare Act

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended a U.S. District Court decision striking down the unconstitutional and discriminatory Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Last October, the attorney general, on behalf of Texas, Indiana, and Louisiana, filed a lawsuit alongside a Texas foster family challenging the constitutionality of ICWA, which imposes race-based restrictions on the adoption of Indian children and impedes the ability of Texas and other states to protect them from harm. “Today’s ruling […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn’s Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Advances to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act was reported by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week. The bill would authorize the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. “The committee’s vote is another important step in protecting the rights of private landowners along the Red River,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans have a […]