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AG Paxton: SCOTUS Agrees to Review Texas’ Redistricting Case

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up Texas’ redistricting case later this spring. Last August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 Congressional districts (27 and 35) along with nine state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings to the high court, which blocked them from taking effect. “We are eager for the chance to present […]

AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition in Brief to Defend Life and Federal Immigration Laws

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the federal government’s right to protect unborn life in the case of an unlawfully present minor alien who seeks an abortion. U.S. immigration officials detained the minor in a shelter funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The unlawfully-present minor alien, identified only as […]

Sen. Cruz Votes to Begin Debate on FISA Reauthorization  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his vote today to begin debate on the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): “Today I voted to begin debate on legislation that would reauthorize a critical national security tool. The ability to intercept communications by foreign terrorists on foreign soil is a vital part of keeping this nation safe, but I very much hope the Senate […]

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Endorsed by Texas Association of Manufacturers

HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced the endorsement for his re- election from the Texas Association of Manufacturers today: “As the leader of the Texas Senate, Lt. Governor Patrick worked to keep the tax burden low for employers, our workforce ready and continued the fight for sensible regulations. These measures work to advance a strong manufacturing climate in Texas and continue to grow quality manufacturing jobs that anchor our state’s robust economy,” said […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Judge Walter Counts for Western District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Walter David Counts, III as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas: “I commend the Senate for confirming Judge Counts to the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “He is a skilled and experienced professional, who joins the court after a long career of public service as a state and federal […]

Cruz, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bring Transparency to Temporary Worker Visa Programs & Combat Human Trafficking

‘I am proud to introduce this bill alongside Senator Blumenthal to shine a light on the human trafficking abuses that occur within our nonimmigrant visa system’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, U.S Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to the foreign temporary worker visa process. […]

AG Paxton: D.C. Court Rejects Challenge to President Trump’s Authority to Appoint CFPB Acting Director

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN –Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this week denying a request for a preliminary injunction to remove President Trump’s appointment of a temporary director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Several of the same constitutional issues raised by Attorney General Paxton in a 13-state friend-of-the-court brief were echoed by the District Court in its opinion, which was issued Wednesday. Last November, […]

AG Paxton Asks SCOTX to Strike Down Illegal Bag Bans in Laredo and Across Texas

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked the Texas Supreme Court to uphold last year’s ruling by the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals that the city of Laredo’s ban on single-use plastic bags is illegal because it violates state law regulating solid waste disposal. During arguments, his office showed why the court should apply the ruling across Texas. “Laredo and Austin, among others, flout the law when they unlawfully pass the burden of […]

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Endorsed by Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced the endorsement for his re-election from Texans for Lawsuit Reform Political Action Committee. “TLRPAC is proud to endorse Dan Patrick in his re-election as lieutenant governor. Both as a state senator and as lieutenant governor of Texas, Dan Patrick has been a stalwart leader for reforming and improving the Texas civil justice system, making it more accessible, efficient, fair and predictable. He has consistently and effectively opposed […]

Statement by AG Paxton on the Death of Shelley Dahlberg

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement on the death of Shelley Dahlberg, who served as the associate deputy attorney for civil litigation in the Texas attorney general’s office: “I am deeply saddened by the news of Shelley’s death. Her faith, strength and determination to continue working and fight ALS to the end was an inspiration to all of us. Shelley was a brilliant lawyer, an outstanding public servant who worked […]