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Sen. Cruz: It Is Only Right El Chapo’s Ill-Gotten Gains Go to Securing the Border and Stopping the Next Narco Traffickers

Discusses EL CHAPO Act, crisis in Venezuela with Fox News’ Shannon Bream WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations appeared on ‘Fox News @ Night’ with Shannon Bream where he discussed his EL CHAPO Act and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. When asked about the El CHAPO Act, Sen. Cruz described the bill as just, saying, “It is only right that those ill-gotten gains go to […]

Sen. Cruz to Congress: Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall

Urges colleagues to pass the EL CHAPO Act to provide funding for the border wall WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called upon his Senate colleagues to pass his EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka ‘El Chapo,’ on all 10 federal criminal counts against him. In January, Sen. Cruz reintroduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, which would reserve any amounts forfeited to the U.S. […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Opposing Spending Deal

Urges Congress to secure border, build the wall WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in opposition to the spending deal: “The American people gave Congress a clear mandate: secure the border and build the wall. These are critical priorities – for Texas and the country. “Unfortunately, this spending bill is a bad deal, and fails to reflect these priorities by not sufficiently securing the border. This bill does not […]

Olson On Spending Deal

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) tonight released the following statement after the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act: “On Monday in El Paso, I heard President Trump firsthand make a passionate and well thought out case for both sides of the aisle to come together to end the humanitarian crisis along our southern border. It’s disheartening to see Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer and the Democrats turn a blind eye to this crisis. “Tonight […]

Flood insurance can be a sweetheart of a deal for those in lower-risk areas

AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Without flood insurance, homeowners and renters could pay out of pocket or take loans to repair or replace their home or damaged contents.  But, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers many Texans a sweetheart of a deal to help reduce the financial burden of these disasters through a Preferred […]

Senate Finance Wraps Up First Round Of Hearings

(Austin) After four weeks of hearing agency requests for funding, the Senate Finance Committee will now move on to the next phase of developing the Senate proposal for state spending in 2020 and 2021.   Since January 22nd, the committee met 13 times publicly to consider the advice of the Legislative Budget Board and question agency representatives, offering praise for a job well done in many cases but in others, demanding answers on why long-term problems […]

Renter beware: Scam artists often target disaster survivors

AUSTIN, Texas — When Hurricane Harvey forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, it suddenly increased Texans’ need for temporary housing. It also sent a signal to scam artists that families and individuals in Texas may be vulnerable to rental fraud. If you’re paying rent to FEMA for a manufactured housing unit or a direct lease apartment: Remember to ask to see a FEMA or GLO ID.Every FEMA or GLO representative will carry a […]

AG Paxton Urges U.S. District Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Texas’ Electoral College System

AUSTIN – A legal team from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today urged the U.S. District Court in San Antonio to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the time-honored Electoral College system used in every presidential election since 1789. “My office’s legal team did a superb job defending the stable and successful presidential election system designed by our Founders and enshrined in our Constitution. That system has been used by the states for more than two centuries, […]

28 of Texas’ Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in 2018  

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to report that 28 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program — including 15 convicted sex offenders — were arrested in 2018 by DPS and other agencies. In addition, $31,500 in reward money was paid for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests last year. “The public is an integral part of what makes the Texas 10 Most Wanted program successful, because they […]

Sen. Cruz Praises Defense Intelligence Agency’s Report Supporting the Need for Space Force

‘The Defense Intelligence Agency’s report is a timely, clear-eyed, and accessible assessment of the national security threats we face in space from rivals’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s report “Challenges to Security in Space”: “The Defense Intelligence Agency’s report is a timely, clear-eyed, and accessible assessment of the national security threats we face in space from rivals such as China and […]