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Sen. Cruz Reintroduces Bill to Make Historic Tax Cuts Permanent for Middle Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today reintroduced his bill to ensure the historic GOP tax cuts on individuals are permanent. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) joined Sen. Cruz in introducing the bill. The full text of the bill may be viewed here. “Last year, as a result of Republican leadership in both houses of Congress, Texans and Americans across the country saw a booming […]

Sen. Cruz: The Pattern of Censorship We’re Seeing From Big Tech Is Really Dangerous

Discusses big tech censorship of pro-life and conservative voices with Fox News’ Shannon Bream WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday appeared on Fox News’ “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” to discuss the concerns he raised with representatives from Twitter and Facebook during the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution’shearing, “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.” Watch Sen. Cruz’s full interview here. Sen. Cruz noted the pattern of censorship […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Political Crisis in Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, issued the following statement in response to reports that Omar al-Bashir has been forced out of power in Sudan: “The people of Sudan have suffered under the tyranny of the Omar al-Bashir regime for three decades, as the regime abused human rights, committed war crimes, suppressed political dissent, oppressed religious minorities, and exploited Sudan’s wealth to support […]

AG Paxton Requests Records on Chick-fil-A Decision bySan Antonio City Council

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a second letter to the mayor and council members for the City of San Antonio, making an open records request for documents related to the Office of the Attorney General’s investigation of the City’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport. In the letter, Attorney General Paxton requests public records revealing communications between councilmembers, city employees, and third parties that discuss the inclusion or […]

AG Paxton’s Office Responds to U.S. House Oversight CommitteeRequest for Information

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today responded to a letter from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which requested documents relating to Texas’s efforts to safeguard its voting process. Specifically, the Committee appears to be inserting itself into the statutorily-required efforts on the part of state officials to detect and prosecute non-citizen voting. The letter from First Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey C. Mateer informed the Committee that it lacks any oversight jurisdiction over constitutional officers […]

Olson Joins Trump In Support Of American Energy

HOUSTON, TX– Today Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) joined President Donald Trump as he signed two energy related executive orders. The first executive order takes a number of steps to cut red tape and improve the transportation of American energy. The second executive order aims to streamline the oversight and approval process to boost cross-border energy infrastructure. The event took place at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) International Training and Education Center in Crosby, TX. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Senate Confirmation of David Morales to be Federal Judge in Corpus Christi 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate confirmed David Morales to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi: “I am delighted my Senate colleagues have confirmed David Morales to the federal bench,” Sen. Cruz said. “His wealth of experience, coupled with his dedication to the rule of law and principled professionalism […]

Sen. Cruz Calls on Trump Administration to Finally Stop Implementing the Obama Iran Nuclear Deal, Halt Waivers for Nuclear Work and Oil Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a hearing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Trump Administration’s FY 2020 State Department Budget Request. There, Sen. Cruz urged the State Department to stop approving ongoing programs that allow Iran to build up its nuclear program, which Iran has used as cover to pursue nuclear weapons. “If you look to the extraordinary results that […]

Sen. Cruz Delivers Introductory Remarks as Chairman of Big Tech Censorship Investigation Hearing

‘What makes the threat of political censorship so problematic is the lack of transparency’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on the Constitution, today is chairing a hearing entitled, “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.” The hearing will focus on addressing concerns over social media bias and censorship with representatives from Twitter and Facebook as well as several victims of social media bias. Livestream of […]

Olson Joins Trump In Support Of American Energy

HOUSTON, TX– Today Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) joined President Donald Trump as he signed two energy related executive orders. The first executive order takes a number of steps to cut red tape and improve the transportation of American energy. The second executive order aims to streamline the oversight and approval process to boost cross-border energy infrastructure. The event took place at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) International Training and Education Center in Crosby, TX. […]