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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Senate Commitment to Public Education  

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement following a press conference held by over a dozen Texas senators: “Texas senators spoke out this morning on what has been one of my top priorities for over a decade since first serving on the Senate Education Committee and later as Education Chairman. Public education is also a top priority for the majority of Republican senators and they are absolutely right that simply adding more funding without […]

AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit to Defund Planned Parenthood 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn a district court decision that blocked Texas from cutting off state Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The injunction was issued in spite of the evidence of raw, unedited footage from undercover videos showing a willingness by Planned Parenthood officials to traffic in fetal body parts and manipulate the timing and method of abortions. “Planned Parenthood practices constitute […]

What They’re Saying: Cornyn Border Security Bill 

Praise for Building America’s Trust Act  “Cornyn’s plan brings a more reasoned alternative to Trump’s one-size-fits-all, build a border wall approach.” (Juan Castillo, “From Cornyn, a border security plan less Trumpian, more Texas-friendly,” Austin American-Statesman, 8/4/17) “This legislation takes a wise and measured approach to border security, incorporating the deployment of the National Guard, the allocation of additional federal personnel, the implementation of technology, and most importantly, the funding necessary to accomplish these vital initiatives.” […]

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on the Passing of Governor Mark White

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement following the passing of former Texas Governor Mark White: “Governor White leaves a legacy of service and commitment to the state of Texas. He gave up time away from his family and his career to make the Lone Star State a better place. I met Mark White in the early 1990s at his office and knew him to be a Texas gentleman. We pray for his family during […]

Sen. Cruz Promotes Economic Opportunity for Hardworking Texans in East Texas Tour

Senator Ted Cruz

In Case You Missed It… Tours Skeeter Boats Inc., participates in student forum at Tyler Junior College’s Rogers Center and holds employee town hall at Brookshire’s Grocery Company TYLER, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday toured and visited with employees at the Skeeter Boats, Inc. In Tyler, Sen. Cruz toured the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center at Tyler Junior College (TJC), and participated in a forum with TJC students. Afterward, Sen. […]

Attorney General Paxton Reaches Agreement with Second Dental Supply Distributor over Anticompetitive Conduct

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN –Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a second settlement concerning an antitrust investigation into an illegal group boycott in the dental supply market. Texas filed suit against Henry Schein, Inc. in Travis County District Court, alleging that Henry Schein violated state antitrust law. An agreed final judgment prohibits Henry Schein Dental from engaging in similar unlawful conduct. Texas settled a similar suit with Benco Dental Supply Company in 2015. “Conspiring with others to prevent new […]

Washington Post Columnist Highlights Cruz and Leahy Efforts to Secure Release of Liu Xiaobo’s Widow

Senator Patrick Leahy

Bipartisan resolution declares the view of the Senate that the U.S. government should give Liu Xia permanent resident status in the United States. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Columnist Josh Rogin recently penned a piece for The Washington Post highlighting a bipartisan resolution authored by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) calling on China to free Dr. Liu Xiaobo’s widow, Liu Xia. As Rogin writes, the resolution, if passed, means the Senate “will have spoken in a clear voice about Liu’s case for the first time.” “‘The Government of […]

Congressional Update with Congressman Pete Olson

The Congressional Update with Congressman Pete Olson hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464 Richmond, Texas. During the breakfast, Congressman Olson will give an update on legislative affairs and other happenings in Congress over the past year. Topics covered by Olson will include jobs and the economy, the election, natural resources, military status, and […]

Sen. Cruz Visits With East Texas Students, Businesses, and Higher Education Leaders

Tours Skeeter Boats Inc. manufacturing facility, participates in forum at Tyler Junior College’s Rogers Center and visits with employees at Brookshire’s Grocery Company TYLER, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today held several public events in East Texas. In Kilgore, Sen. Cruz toured and visited with employees at the Skeeter Boats, Inc. manufacturing facility. In Tyler, Sen. Cruz toured the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center at Tyler Junior College (TJC), and participated in a forum […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Senate’s Passage of Kari’s Law

Senator Ted Cruz

‘I am a proud supporter of this bipartisan bill that will help save lives’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed “Kari’s Law,” which allows multiline telephone systems to dial 911 without requiring extra digits to reach outside lines. The bill was originally introduced in February of 2016 by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Deb Fisher (R-Neb.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). “Kari’s Law” is named in honor of Kari Hunt of Marshall, […]