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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Culberson, Green, Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Seventeen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Representatives John Culberson (R-Texas), Al Green (D-Texas), and Randy Weber (R-Texas). “One of our most important responsibilities as elected representatives is to protect the American people, […]

Fieldprint Calculator Aids in Defining Physical, Economic Sustainability

The new technology provides tremendous benefits for area farmers and ranchers. Researchers in Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics are using a relatively new technology called the Fieldprint Calculator to help determine sustainability for farmers and ranchers on the Texas High Plains. “When we think of sustainability, we think of physical sustainability, but there also is an economic portion to that as well,” said Donna Mitchell McCallister, a research assistant professor in the College of […]

DPS Issues Statement on Death of Retired DPS Crime Lab Director

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today issued the following statement on the death of J.D. Chastain who retired as the DPS Crime Lab Director in 1980 after a 32-year career with the department: “For more than three decades, J.D. Chastain answered the call of duty to serve and protect the State of Texas through his career at DPS, and we are saddened by his passing. It takes hard work, perseverance […]

Sens. Cruz, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Crisis in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the escalating crisis in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 requires the imposition of sanctions on Nicaraguan government officials responsible for the deaths of protestors, human rights violations […]

Sen. Cruz: Abolishing ICE Puts All of Us at Peril

Urges Democratic colleagues to support resolution denouncing radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today spoke on the Senate floor in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging his Democratic colleagues to support the resolution he and Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced last week denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of ICE. “Rising in support of law enforcement used to be […]

Sen. Cruz: For Those of Us Who Fight Every Day for Fiscal Sanity, the ‘Pig Book’ Is an Invaluable Tool and Resource

Participates in Citizens Against Government Waste 2018 Congressional Pig Book press conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) 2018 Congressional ‘Pig Book’ press conference, where he discussed his opposition to wasteful earmark spending. “The annual ‘Pig Book’ has been described as the most unpopular book in Washington,” Sen. Cruz said. “With some politicians, I guess that might make it tied with the U.S. Constitution and […]

FEMA grants more than $6.2 million to the Texas Department of Transportation for emergency response and protective measures during Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million for the Texas Department of Transportation support activities following Hurricane Harvey. The department set up temporary base camps in seven locations, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Sugarland, Beaumont, Refugio, Yoakum and Liberty, to provide lodging and meals to first responders and emergency officials after Harvey’s landfall. The camps provided needed lodging and food services that were not available in the area after […]

AG Paxton Congratulates Former Texas Deputy Solicitor General  Andrew Oldham on His Confirmation to the 5th Circuit 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Oldham after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Oldham is President Trump’s sixth pending or confirmed judicial nomination of a current or former staffer with the Texas attorney general’s office. “Andy Oldham is principled, smart and will faithfully interpret the rule of law, not legislate from the bench,” Attorney […]

Sen. Cruz: For Those of Us Who Fight Every Day for Fiscal Sanity, the ‘Pig Book’ Is an Invaluable Tool and Resource

Participates in Citizens Against Government Waste 2018 Congressional Pig Book press conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) 2018 Congressional ‘Pig Book’ press conference, where he discussed his opposition to wasteful earmark spending. “The annual ‘Pig Book’ has been described as the most unpopular book in Washington,” Sen. Cruz said. “With some politicians, I guess that might make it tied with the U.S. Constitution and […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families have until midnight on July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than 1 year old at the time of enrollment. Under the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, participants can purchase tuition units and lock in future costs of […]