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Sens. Cruz, Donnelly’s Bipartisan Bill Imposing Sanctions on Those Who Use Civilians as Human Shields and Their Enablers Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today applauded the Senate for unanimously passing their bipartisan bill, which imposes sanctions on those who use civilians as human shields, including terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as their enablers. The bill was co-sponsored by 50 other senators. “I commend the Senate for unanimously passing our bipartisan bill,” Sen. Cruz said. “Terrorist groups, including Iranian proxies such as Hamas and Hezbollah, […]

Work of AG Paxton’s Election Fraud Unit Results in Arrests of 4 Members of  Organized Voter Fraud Ring in North Fort Worth 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that four individuals were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud and arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Election Fraud Unit of his office. The defendants – all members of an organized voter fraud ring – were paid to target elderly voters in certain north-side Fort Worth precincts in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots, and then harvest those ballots for […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Senate Confirmation of Jeremy Kernodle as U.S. District Judge in Tyler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate approved the nomination of Jeremy Kernodle to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler: “Jeremy Kernodle is a top litigator and will bring a tremendous record of experience and professionalism to the Eastern District of Texas,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I thank my colleagues for their […]

Sen. Cruz Meets With Killeen, Conroe, and El Paso Community Leaders

Sen. Cruz meets with local leaders from the City of Killeen

Discusses issues concerning Texans with Killeen city leaders, members of the Conroe/Lake Conroe and El Paso Chambers of Commerce WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week held meetings in his Washington, D.C. Senate office with Killeen city leaders and members of the Conroe/Lake Conroe and El Paso Chambers of Commerce. On Tuesday, Sen. Cruz met with the City of Killeen, where officials discussed his recent visit to Fort Hood during his ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, among […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Brady Op-Ed in the Dallas Morning News: It’s time to give teachers and other public servants fair retirement pay

‘These fellow Texans stand up for us every day — the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act is our chance to stand up for them’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News highlighting their bipartisan Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act. The bill would ensure that teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public servants receive Social Security benefits in accordance with their actual work history. […]

Chairman Craddick Emphasizes Balance in Managing Environment, Energy Growth

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick

AUSTIN – Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today spoke to the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association (TLMA) at their statewide members meeting in San Antonio about the common sense regulatory approach necessary to protect Texas land and water resources and the land and mineral rights of all Texans as the state’s energy industry continues to grow. “The Railroad Commission and Texas land and mineral owners agree that the great economic gains generated from oil and […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Senate’s Final Passage of Bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the Senate’s final passage of the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “I am pleased to join my colleagues today to pass the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This bill includes a number of provisions to strengthen our nation’s infrastructure and ports, which are crucial to providing more opportunity and good paying jobs for Texans, and to also help Texas better prepare […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes Nearly $736 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $735.9 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 11.4 percent more than in October 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Oct. 2018) Recipient Oct. 2018 Allocations Change from Oct. 2017 Year-to-Date Change Cities $474.7M ↑10.3% ↑8.2% Transit Systems $159.7M ↑10.2% ↑7.2% Counties […]

Texas Comptroller Continues Good for Texas Tour: Women in the Workforce Edition

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is continuing his Good for Texas Tour by highlighting women in the Texas workforce and their important impact on the Texas economy. Today, Hegar is celebrating the work of Kelle Wood Rich, owner and executive director of the Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC). “Texas women have a large impact on our state’s quality of life and economic vitality, and today, I’m highlighting their work in the education and health services sector,” Hegar said. “Texas […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn and Rep. Gohmert Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin’s Request for a Foreign Trade Zone

‘A FTZ designation would prove useful to lower a variety of customs, fees, taxes, and duties along with operational costs of many industries engaging in international trade’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. “Texans benefit enormously […]