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Sen. Cruz Joins Effort to Rein in Wasteful and Unnecessary Spending

Cosponsors bill to implement the $15 billion in rescissions President Trump requested HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and David Perdue (R-Ga.) cosponsored a bill to implement the rescissions President Trump has requested with his authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. This bill […]

Senate Armed Services Committee Includes 30 Cruz Amendments in Markup of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

‘There is no better way to lead our country during tumultuous times than peace through strength’ HOUSTON, Texas – This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) completed the markup process for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, including over 30 provisions led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “There is no better way to lead our country during tumultuous times than peace through strength, and ensuring our military is […]

Texas’ Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holidays: Lesser Known Facts

  While our office estimates Texas shoppers will save $10.7 million in state and local sales tax during the Memorial Day weekend, these tax holidays are still not widely known. (The Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday is only in its third year!) We’ve put together media resources in English and Spanish — downloadable graphics, audio and video — to make it easy for you to share with Texans. We will also provide answers to frequently asked questionsabout the tax holidays on our […]

Bipartisan Bill Improves Protections for American Victims of International Terrorism

Bill clarifies & restores Congressional intent of 1992 Law AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in introducing legislation to protect American victims of international terrorism and ensure access to compensation for those impacted by acts of terror. The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018 makes needed improvements to the Antiterrorism Act of 1992 to better ensure that American victims of international terrorism […]

AG Paxton Commends Trump Administration Proposal to Allow Health Providers to Follow Conscience in Federal Title X

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a Trump administration proposal to continue updating Title X regulations by allowing family planning services that receive Title X funding to eliminate abortion counseling and referrals from their services. As previously announced, the proposal also ensures statutory prohibition on funding programs that advocate for abortion as a form of “family planning,” and mirrors requirements put in place during the Reagan-era and upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Gov. Abbott, Local Law Enforcement Officials, and Community Members on School Safety

 Met with victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School, and Sutherland Springs church shootings AUSTIN, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable discussion with Gov. Greg Abbott, local law enforcement officials, and the victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School, and Sutherland Springs church shootings on the topic of school safety. Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s visit may be viewed here. […]

DPS Warns of Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles

Rising temperatures increase risk of vehicular heatstroke AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. Every year children die from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle or entering a vehicle unnoticed. Such negligence could lead to criminal charges. A child should never be left unattended in a vehicle. “Children are needlessly dying every year […]

Sen. Cruz Joins Bipartisan Effort to Combat Sexual Harassment and Hold Abusers in Congress Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the bipartisan deal to combat sexual harassment in Congress, of which he is a cosponsor. “Sexual harassment is wrong. It should never be tolerated. Over the past year — as we’ve seen scores of victims come forward to share their stories — it has become more apparent than ever that workplace misconduct and abuse is far too common in Hollywood, the media, corporate […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Vote on Texas Fifth Circuit, District Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Andy Oldham to fill a vacancy in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Michael Truncale to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Alan Albright to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of […]

Olson Acts To Provide Our Military With Needed Resources

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to support our military and provide them with the resources they need to protect and defend the homeland. Olson voted for H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorizes $717 billion in funding to improve military readiness and rebuild our military. It also continues the trend of improving pay for our troops with a 2.6% pay raise, the largest in nine years. The bill passed the House […]