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Sen. Cruz: Texas and America Are Far Better for Having Known President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor honoring the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush. “He will be remembered as a good and faithful servant to his country, whose great legacy of leadership and love of homeland became a family tradition, earned him the admiration of countless Americans, and secured him a special place in the memory of every Texan,” Sen. Cruz said. “Over […]

President Signs Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today issued the following statements after President Trump signed into law their bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to provide for the establishment, sustainment, and operation of a land-based, resilient, and reliable alternative timing system to Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. Further, the bill ensures the availability of uncorrupted and non-degraded timing signals for military and […]

AG Paxton: Bains Brothers, LLC. Agrees to Refund Consumers for Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Consumer Protection Division finalized a settlement with the owner of several Dallas-Fort Worth area gas stations accused of price gouging last year during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey. Under terms of the agreement, Bains Brothers, LLC will refund eligible consumers who paid $3.99 per gallon or more for unleaded regular gasoline on August 31, 2017, at two of the company’s gas stations: […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in Nomination Hearing for Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie

Questions Central Command nominee on nuclear threat Iran poses to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, today participated in the nomination hearing of Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. of the United States Marine Corps to be the next Commanding General of U.S. Central Command. There, he questioned Lt. General McKenzie on his assessment of the threats that Iran poses to the United States’ national […]

Sen. Cruz Pens Letter to FEMA Administrator Urging Additional Action on San Jacinto River

‘In order to prevent future flooding of property and save lives, I urge you to amend the project worksheet to include the West Fork mouth bar in the scope of the project’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last week penned a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long urging him to amend the scope of the existing FEMA dredging project on the San Jacinto River near Kingwood to include the mouth bar located […]

Sen. Cruz Leads Letter to Administration Officials Raising Concerns the Qatari Government May Be Violating Its Open Skies Agreement with the United States

‘Open Skies agreements not only promote free market principles but they give the U.S. aviation industry the opportunity to compete around the world’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) along with ten senators sent a letter today to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross raising concerns that the Qatari government may be violating its Open Skies agreement with the United States. The letter was signed by Sens. […]

Sen. Cruz Discusses Efforts to Expand School Choice and Encourages Students to Embrace Civil Discourse

Delivers remarks at ALEC’s 2018 State & Nation Policy Summit, delivers keynote address at the Center for Politics’ 20th Annual American Democracy Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 2018 States & Nation Policy Summit, before delivering the keynote address at the Center for Politics’ 20th Annual American Democracy Conference. During his remarks at the 2018 States & Nation Policy Summit, Sen. Cruz commended the men […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Heidi and I Wish the Jewish People a Very Happy Hanukkah’

 HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement marking the start of Hanukkah: “The Jewish people will come together this evening to light candles beginning the eight days of observance of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and remember the great miracle that happened in Israel. This holiday celebrates the heroic revolt and triumph of the Maccabees, who liberated the historic land of Judea, rededicated the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and […]

AG Paxton Sues City of San Antonio to Comply with State and Federal Immigration Laws

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit in Travis County district court against the city of San Antonio, its police department, chief of police and city manager, to require their compliance with Senate Bill 4. Enacted by the Legislature last session, Senate Bill 4 prohibits sanctuary cities in Texas. Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld virtually all of the law. Last December, police happened upon a […]

AG Paxton Begins Investigation Into Marriott Data Breach Affecting 500 Million Customers Worldwide

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office served an investigative subpoena – also known as a Civil Investigative Demand – on Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain. Marriott, which operates nearly 7,000 properties, revealed that its Starwood reservation system was hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of up to 500 million guests. “The Marriott data breach has the potential of leaving hundreds of thousands of Texans vulnerable to the nightmare […]