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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud Confirmation of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk For Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate today voted to confirm Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. “I am glad to see the Senate vote today to confirm my good friend, Matt Kacsmaryk, to fill this crucial judicial vacancy for the Northern District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “As a passionate constitutionalist, Matt has served Texas […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Ambassador Craft Demonstrated Today That She Has the Experience and Temperament to Be the Next United States Ambassador to the United Nations’

Issues statement in support of Kelly Craft, nominee to be Ambassador to the U.N. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of Kelly Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: “Ambassador Craft demonstrated today that she has the experience and temperament to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations and to advance America’s […]

Sen. Cruz Delivers Opening Remarks as Chairman of Subcommittee on The Constitution in Support of Term Limits for Congress

‘The American people recognize that congressional term limits would help fix the brokenness and corruption fostered by career politicians in Washington today’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, today chaired a hearing entitled, “Keeping Congress Accountable: Term Limits in the United States.” The hearing examined the use of term limits as an avenue to break the cycle of career politicians and encourage accountability in Congress. Sen. Cruz […]

Mceachin & Olson Lead Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Crack Down On Robocall Violators

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of House members led by Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) introduced the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019, which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide evidence of unlawful robocall violations to the Attorney General. This would strengthen enforcement of current robocall laws aimed at ending the scourge of predatory robocalls. The bill was introduced by Congressman Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Congressman Pete Olson(R-TX), with original […]

Sen. Cruz Calls for Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill to Be Completely Withdrawn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the decision by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to suspend consideration of the controversial extradition bill, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today called for the bill to be completely withdrawn from consideration: “The decision to suspend the extradition bill’s reading is a positive step but inadequate to address the continued, worrying erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy by the Chinese Communist Party. The bill should be completely withdrawn from future consideration […]

AG Paxton Hails Supreme Court Decision Upholding States’ Rights to Prosecute Criminals

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding its longstanding view on states’ rights to prosecute criminals. During oral argument last December, Attorney General Paxton, leading a bipartisan coalition of 36 states, urged the high court to leave the current system in place. The Supreme Court ruled that a person can be prosecuted for the same criminal conduct in state and federal courts without violating the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment double […]

Sen. Cruz Calls on Nancy Pelosi to Pass Clean Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

HOUSTON, Texas – Following the Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan Cruz-Kaine resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to follow suit: “Last week the Senate came together and in one voice condemned anti-Semitism as a unique prejudice with a unique history, which has resulted in unique horrors throughout history. The House has thus far been unable to pass a similar resolution, and the last effort […]

Cruz-Kaine Anti-Semitism Resolution Unanimously Passes Senate

Press coverage of Sen. Cruz on the Senate floor discussing his resolution, urging the Senate to come together and condemn anti-Semitism with one voice HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led a bipartisan effort with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in the Senate to pass a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism within the United States. Following Sen. Cruz’s remarks on the Senate floor, the resolution was unanimously passed by the Senate in a vote of 100-0. Watch […]

AG Paxton Announces $13 Million in Debt Relief for Texas ITT Tech Students in Multistate Settlement

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $13 million debt relief agreement for 1,430 former ITT Tech students in Texas as part of a 43-state settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief for more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former ITT Tech students. CUSO offered loans to finance students’ tuition at the failed for-profit college, ITT Tech, which filed for bankruptcy in 2016 following […]