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Senate Committee on Property Tax Reform Tells Frustrated Taxpayers Taxing Units Can Still Trigger Disaster Reappraisals on 2017 Property Tax Bills

Houston – The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform met at Houston Community College’s Alief Campus to discuss disaster reappraisal as well as Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, two Hurricane Harvey interim charges assigned by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. Senators Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), Kelly Hancock (R-North Richmond Hills), Charles Perry (R- Lubbock) and Van Taylor (R-Plano) were all in attendance. The committee is chaired by Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston). “Taxpayers flooded by Harvey need to know […]

AG Paxton Halts Sale of Illegal Synthetic Drugs in $2.5 Million  Settlement with Houston Smoke Shop

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office, in coordination with Harris County and the city of Houston, obtained a permanent injunction to shut down Fantasy Smoking and Accessories, which sold synthetic cannabinoids without disclosing that the substances are illegal and potentially dangerous. Store owners Glenn and Judy Cohen will pay more than $2.5 million in a final settlement. When the Houston Police Department Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at Fantasy Smoking, […]

Texas House Members Urge Senate Action On Harvey Relief

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday several members of the Texas delegation wrote a letter to Senate leadership urging quick action on a third emergency supplemental spending bill to provide critical relief to impacted areas and the people who have been living in temporary shelter in the State of Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last August. The House has acted to provide critical funds for Texas and the other states and territories damaged by the devastating hurricane […]

Sen. Cruz Op-Ed on ‘Democrats are now so radicalized on abortion they can’t accept any limits on its brutality’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned the following op-ed for highlighting the Senate Democrat’s opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and his commitment to supporting pro-life legislation to protect the health and well-being of all women and unborn children. Read the op-ed in its entirety here and below: Sen. Ted Cruz: Democrats are now so radicalized on abortion they can’t accept any limits on its brutality By: Sen. Ted Cruz January 31, 2018 […]

AG Ken Paxton: Texas Prevails Over the Obama Administration’s Unlawful Felon Hiring Rule

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the U.S. District Court for siding with Texas in a lawsuit challenging unlawful hiring guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that limit the ability of employers – including the state of Texas and its agencies – from categorically excluding convicted felons from certain employment positions. “The Obama Administration overreached its legal authority by imposing EEOC hiring directives that preempt state law and ignore the […]

VIDEO: Sen. Cruz Fighting for Texans in 2018

2018 is off to a strong start with five Cruz bills already introduced to serve Texans and promote Texas values WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following video highlighting his legislative efforts on behalf of 28 million Texans in 2018. Watch the full video here. “In 2017, Congress rallied together to answer the mandate of the American people,” Sen. Cruz said. “In 2018, we must continue to deliver on our promises. Every […]

Senator Cruz Addresses San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

 Discusses legislative victories and priorities for Texans in 2018 at 40th annual ‘SA to DC’ fly-in WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce at their 40th annual ‘SA to DC’ fly-in. There, he discussed the four major victories of 2017, from passing historic tax cuts, and repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, to reducing the burden of federal regulations, and confirming strong, constitutionalist judges to the federal bench. He also […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘President Trump Underscored the Incredible Victories for Working Men and Women’

 Releases statement praising legislative victories of 2017, including historic tax cuts for middle class Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s first State of the Union address. “I thought the speech was very strong,” Sen. Cruz said. “The president highlighted the tremendous successes we had in 2017: passing a historic tax cut, reducing regulations, repealing the Obamacare individual mandate, and confirming a record number of strong […]

Olson Reaction To Trump State Of The Union Address

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) tonight issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address: “The state of our union is strong! As President Trump said, our economy is in good shape and getting better.  With low unemployment, a strong stock market and positive growth in our business climate, these numbers will continue to improve as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully implemented. Americans will see […]

Olson Acts To Fully Fund Our Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to provide critical support to strengthen our military by voting for H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. This bill provides funding for critical military operations and readiness programs in order to continue rebuilding our military, and gives our troops a 2.4% pay raise. The bill passed the House by a vote of 250-166 and now heads to the Senate for consideration with a promise from […]