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Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. from United Nations Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding President Trump for withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): “The United States has been legitimizing the thugs and autocrats on the United Nations Human Rights Council for far too long. This is a body that claims to sit in judgment about human rights, but includes human rights abusers such as Venezuela, China, and Cuba. It claims […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Protect Kids and Parents Act

Bill would keep families together and expedite the asylum process WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced S. 3091, the Protect Kids and Parents Act, joined by 18 original cosponsors: Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Integrity of the Men and Women at the FBI and Department of Justice Has Been Called into Question, and the American People Deserve the Truth’

Questions FBI Director Wray and Inspector General Horowitz on the Inspector General’s first report on Justice Department and FBI actions in advance of the 2016 Presidential election WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday participated in a hearing with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher A. Wray, and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz examining the Inspector General’s Report on political bias […]

Sen. Cruz Secures Over 30 Amendments for Texas in Senate’s Passage of John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

‘Another step towards supporting our military, enhancing their readiness, and providing the capabilities our military needs’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement praising the Senate’s passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019: “The FY19 NDAA provides a clear framework for rebuilding and strengthening our military. In support of the National Defense Strategy, this legislation prioritizes the development of strategic capabilities while maintaining the […]

Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth. If you find signs of microorganisms, such as mold, in your belongings, act quickly. Cleaning these items quickly and properly helps make your temporary home a healthier place to live. It can be […]

Sen. Cruz: Now Is the Time to Take a Meaningful Step on the Road Toward Fiscal Sanity

Urges Congress to pass the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today participated in a press conference calling on the Senate to vote on the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act this week. They were joined by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). The bill would formally rescind […]

Sen. Cruz Introducing Emergency Legislation to Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together

Will Create New Temporary Shelters – Keeping Families Intact – Fund New Immigration Judges, Guarantee Review by an Immigration Judge Within 72 Hours, and Return Those Denied Asylum to their Home Countries Within 14 Days WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), issued the following statement: “All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end […]

AG Paxton’s Office, FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses. Operation Main Street resulted in a total of 24 actions nationwide against individuals or companies accused of ripping off small businesses. The collaborative effort included participation by […]

Commissioner George P. Bush commemorates “Topping Off” of VLB’s newest Texas State Veterans Home currently under construction

AUSTIN – Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the most recent milestone in the construction of the ninth Texas State Veterans Home, operated by the Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division of the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The commemorative last steel beam was put into place recently at the Veterans home located in Houston. You can view architectural renderings and construction updates at http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/houston-vethome/. “One of the great privileges of serving as Texas Land […]

Harvey survivors can partner with disaster case managers for recovery support

Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211 AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs. Case […]