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AG Paxton Releases Statement on SCOTUS Allowing Full Implementation of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows full implementation of President Trump’s travel ban pending a final decision on the merits. Issued in September, the president’s executive order places restrictions on travel to the U.S. by foreign nationals from eight countries that are terror-prone or have inadequate vetting measures. On November 22, a 12-state coalition led by Attorney General Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with […]

AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition to Support Federal Immigration Laws and to Promote Respect for Life 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading an 11-state coalition, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court declaring States’ interest in cooperating with the federal government on immigration law, and promoting respect for human life. The brief supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In a previous lawsuit, HHS alleged that the American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing Jane Doe, an unlawfully-present minor alien in federal custody in Texas, […]

AG Paxton Defends Texas’ Voter ID Law at 5th Circuit   

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today expressed confidence after lawyers from his office defended Texas’ voter ID law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.   “We appreciated the opportunity to inform the 5th Circuit that the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 last session to comply with the changes that this court ordered to the original voter ID law, Senate Bill 14, from 2011,” Attorney General Paxton said. […]

Sen. Cruz Addresses Texas Farm Bureau; Calls for Further Opening of International Markets to Texas Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses

Discusses trade and recent tax reform victory at Texas Farm Bureau’s 84th Annual Meeting FRISCO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the Texas Farm Bureau’s 84th Annual Meeting. There, he discussed the provisions of the Senate’s tax reform bill, including repealing Obamacare’s unconstitutional individual mandate and expanding 529s to cover K-12 expenses. He also discussed expanding trade in NAFTA renegotiations, and its importance to Texas agriculture and Texas’ economy. “Last week, the Senate took […]

Sen. Cruz Praises Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vetting Procedures for Entry Into the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to stay both injunctions against President Trump’s September order on vetting procedures and travel restrictions for entry into the United States. The Court ruled that the government can fully implement the President’s decision to impose various travel restrictions on eight nations—Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen—while the appeals of lower court rulings are heard later this week. […]

Olson Applauds Supreme Court Ruling On Travel To The Us

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court upholding the Trump Administration Executive Order to strengthen protections for the safety and security of Americans in the homeland as legal issues work through the court system: “The first priority of the federal government is to protect the American people and safeguard our homeland. We know that terrorists seek to exploit weaknesses in our refugee and immigration programs in […]

Forbes Column Highlights Cruz’s Amendment Expanding Student Opportunity

‘If the Cruz amendment makes its way into the final bill…the game will have changed on school choice’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Ellis, Senior Tax Advisor at the Family Business Coalition, recently penned a piece for Forbes highlighting an amendment introduced by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that expands 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school tuition for public, private, religious schools, and homeschooling expenses. As Ellis writes, “it will become […]

Sen. Cruz: The Senate Must Pass Kate’s Law

Discusses Kate’s Law, tax reform bill, and news of the day with Dana Perino WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino,’ where he discussed the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, the Senate’s tax reform bill, and news of the day. Sen. Cruz urged his colleagues in the Senate to pass Kate’s Law, which he reintroduced earlier this year. “The verdict was frustrating […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Administration to Hold Corrupt Individuals in Nicaragua Accountable

Bipartisan letter calls for swift action, Global Magnitsky Act sanctions WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.) in sending a letter to President Trump requesting action to designate two leading figures in Nicaragua, under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, for their engagement in corrupt and illicit activity which has significantly undermined democracy in Nicaragua. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill […]

Sen. Cruz Announces Support for Senate Tax Bill

Will vote in favor of measure that will bring substantial tax relief to working families, create jobs, and grow the economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday evening announced his intention to vote in favor of the Senate’s tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Sen. Cruz also filed an amendment to the bill under consideration that would expand school choice by expanding the definition of the popular 529 […]