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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 […]

Sen. Cruz Votes to Begin Debate on FISA Reauthorization  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his vote today to begin debate on the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA): “Today I voted to begin debate on legislation that would reauthorize a critical national security tool. The ability to intercept communications by foreign terrorists on foreign soil is a vital part of keeping this nation safe, but I very much hope the Senate […]

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Endorsed by Texas Association of Manufacturers

HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced the endorsement for his re- election from the Texas Association of Manufacturers today: “As the leader of the Texas Senate, Lt. Governor Patrick worked to keep the tax burden low for employers, our workforce ready and continued the fight for sensible regulations. These measures work to advance a strong manufacturing climate in Texas and continue to grow quality manufacturing jobs that anchor our state’s robust economy,” said […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Confirmation of Judge Walter Counts for Western District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Walter David Counts, III as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas: “I commend the Senate for confirming Judge Counts to the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “He is a skilled and experienced professional, who joins the court after a long career of public service as a state and federal […]

Cruz, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bring Transparency to Temporary Worker Visa Programs & Combat Human Trafficking

‘I am proud to introduce this bill alongside Senator Blumenthal to shine a light on the human trafficking abuses that occur within our nonimmigrant visa system’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, U.S Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to the foreign temporary worker visa process. […]