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Sen. Cruz: The Pattern of Political Censorship Seen Across Technology Companies is Highly Concerning

Questions representatives of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at Commerce Committee hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today participated in a hearing titled, ‘Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?’ The hearing examined the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet. Watch Sen. Cruz’s line of questioning in its entirety here. During his questioning, Sen. Cruz […]

Home Repair Information Available in Harris County Jan. 22-27

AUSTIN, Texas â€“ As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and […]

AG Paxton Leads 22-State Coalition in Filing Brief with U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the Unborn and Uphold Free Speech Rights

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading a 22-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a California law requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post signs about taxpayer-funded abortions. The Reproductive FACT Act forces pregnancy centers to convey a message that directly contradicts their deeply held religious beliefs and mission, which is to provide care for expectant mothers. “Forcing pro-life organizations to promote a state-sponsored advertisement for the abortion […]

Sen. Cruz: Tax Relief is Crucial to Texas’ Recovery

Discusses priorities for Hurricane Harvey recovery in press conference with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for a press conference. There, they discussed their efforts and priorities for Hurricane Harvey recovery, including the tax relief legislation sponsored by Sen. Cruz and signed into law late last year benefitting victims of the hurricane. Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s visit may be viewed here. Watch Sen. Cruz’s […]

Sen. Cruz: Rev. King Championed the American Creed

 Commemorates Martin Luther King Day  HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in advance of tomorrow’s holiday: “Today we honor the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend King was a champion of the American creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ His devotion to truth and justice changed the course of […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Prevent a Nuclear-Armed Islamic Regime and Stand with the Courageous Iranian People

Issues statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Iran Deal WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “I commend President Trump for making clear that, going forward, he will not sign yet another waiver of sanctions on Iran. The Obama Iran nuclear deal has proven a catastrophic failure, funneling billions of U.S. dollars […]

AG Paxton: Permanent Injunction Ends Illegal Sale of Synthetic Drugs by San Antonio Convenience Store 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office obtained an Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Stop by Mart in San Antonio and its owner, Sung Kyu Choe, to halt the illegal sale of synthetic drugs. The owner was ordered to pay $50,000 in civil penalties and fees. A permanent injunction was entered against Stop by Mart for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Choe sold synthetic marijuana at […]

AG Paxton: SCOTUS Agrees to Review Texas’ Redistricting Case

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up Texas’ redistricting case later this spring. Last August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 Congressional districts (27 and 35) along with nine state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings to the high court, which blocked them from taking effect. “We are eager for the chance to present […]

AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition in Brief to Defend Life and Federal Immigration Laws

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the federal government’s right to protect unborn life in the case of an unlawfully present minor alien who seeks an abortion. U.S. immigration officials detained the minor in a shelter funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The unlawfully-present minor alien, identified only as […]

Individuals filing wage claims may submit documents and check status online

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of a new online application that allows individuals to file a wage claim electronically for unpaid wages under the Texas Payday Law as of Jan. 1, 2018. The new application is available at https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/WAGECLAIM/logon. New users must set up a user ID and password for their account to begin an online wage claim. Individuals may also view a tutorial on How to File a Payday Wage […]