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Harvey Aid Package Heads To House      

(Austin)  The Senate gave unanimous assent to a three-bill package of legislation Wednesday aimed at helping communities still dealing with the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey and preparing the state for the next natural disaster.  Under Lubbock Senator Charles Perry’s SB 8, state agencies would work with regional partners to generate a statewide flood mitigation plan.  Headed up by the Texas Water Development Board, the process described by the bill would focus on flood planning […]

Olson Announces Veterans Mentoring Students Roundtable And Media Availability

PEARLAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) will host a roundtable discussion with local elected officials, representatives from veterans organizations and school districts to discuss ways to encourage veteran participation in the mentoring of local students. Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Assistant Superintendent and District Coordinator for School Improvement in Fort Bend ISD Dr. Anthony Indelicato, Interim Superintendent of Alvin ISD Dr. Daniel Combs, Director of Family Engagement for Alvin ISD Anna Pasarella, Pearland ISD […]

Olson Statement On Detention Of Juan Guaido’s Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Pete Olson (R-TX) released the following statement after the detention of Robert Marrero, a senior advisor to Venezuela’s rightful President Juan Guaido, by the forces of deposed President Nicolas Maduro: “I am deeply concerned by what appears to be a kidnapping launched by forces loyal to Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is a failed state and Mr. Maduro is no longer the leader of Venezuela.  If he truly loved Venezuela, he would work with […]

Olson Addresses 36A Coalition Meeting

Olson speaks at the 36A Coalition meeting

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today attended the 36A Coalition’s monthly luncheon. He was the keynote speaker and discussed the importance of Highway 36A as an evacuation route during natural disasters and his efforts to encourage exportation of American and Texas-produced energy around the world. The Highway 36A Coalition is a tri-county group promoting traffic solutions, economic development in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Waller counties. “As our region grows, we must properly invest […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rep. Gallagher Applaud President Trump for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

‘We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances the national security of both Israel and the United States’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s announcement recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) issued the following statement: “We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances […]

Bill Could End Use Of Red Light Cameras In Texas

(Austin) Cities could no longer use cameras to enforce red light traffic laws under a bill proposed before the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.  Officially known as photographic traffic signal enforcement systems, these cameras automatically take a picture of cars entering an intersection after the light has changed and the vehicle owner is sent a ticket.  This contradicts the standard of presumption of innocence that lies at the foundation of our legal system, said Edgewood […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Call on Maduro to Release Citgo 6 Immediately 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement calling on the Maduro regime to release the six Citgo executives, five of whom are Texans, who were detained in November 2017: “Every day that passes for these families without their loved ones is excruciating. The six men have been held in deteriorating conditions, made worse by the fact the Venezuelan government has denied them a trial and contact […]

Every success story starts in a classroom

‘We Teach Texas’ calls on Texans to become teachers By John Sharp Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System   Kudos to Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen for making teachers the top priority this legislative session. Teachers work hard every day to make a difference. They positively impact the future, and they deserve our support. Giving them all a raise is a good start. I certainly hope it will […]

Sen. Cruz Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Airline Safety

HOUSTON, Texas – In light of the recent tragedies in Ethiopia and Indonesia, and the subsequent temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today announced the subcommittee will convene a hearing next week to examine the safety of the commercial air transportation system and ways to improve it. “Ensuring the safety of the flying public and the continued excellence of the United […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘We Salute the Bravery, the Heroism, and the Sacrifice of Javier Vega’

Participates in dedication ceremony honoring fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr., visits University of Texas Rio Grande Valley HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks at the dedication ceremony to rename the Border Patrol’s Sarita, Texas checkpoint in honor of slain Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. Earlier in the day, Sen. Cruz participated in a roundtable with Dr. Guy Bailey, President of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and Dr. John Krouse, […]