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AGPaxton Files Multistate Brief With SCOTUS Supporting

AUSTIN – Leading a coalition of 10 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting President Trump’s authority to rescind the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) progam. DACA unilaterally granted lawful presence and work permits to nearly one million unlawfully-present aliens without congressional authorization. Trump Administration’s Order to Phase Out DACA Last year, President Trump agreed to phase out DACA by March 5 of this year […]

AG Paxton Announces Bipartisan Fight Against Robocalls

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he joined a bipartisan group of 40 state attorneys general to stop or reduce irritating and potentially harmful robocalls. This coalition’s mission is to review the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls made throughout the country. This coalition is working to develop a detailed understanding of technologically feasible methods to reduce unwanted robocalls and illegal telemarketing, collaborating with major telecom companies […]

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe, Rounds, Kennedy Announce Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday introduced the WALL Act, legislation that would fully fund the border wall along the southern border. Their legislation is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources. “I have long called for building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border and stopping the flow of illegal […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Resolution Honoring the Late President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today introduced a Senate resolution honoring the late President George H.W. Bush. The full text of the resolution can be read here. “President George H.W. Bush was a dedicated family man and husband of 73 years,” reads the resolution. “[He] showed unwavering love and devotion to his family, the United States, and the world.” The following is the full text of the resolution: Honoring […]

Sen. Cruz: Israel Has Absolute Right to Dismantle Hezbollah Attack Tunnels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to Israel launching Operation Northern Shield: “Israel has the absolute right and obligation to dismantle the terror infrastructure that Hezbollah has built in preparation for infiltrating its northern border and attacking its citizens, including the attack tunnels targeted this week by Operation Northern Shield. Hezbollah has built these attack tunnels from inside homes, where they also use Lebanese civilians as human shields […]

Sen. Cruz: Texas and America Are Far Better for Having Known President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor honoring the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush. “He will be remembered as a good and faithful servant to his country, whose great legacy of leadership and love of homeland became a family tradition, earned him the admiration of countless Americans, and secured him a special place in the memory of every Texan,” Sen. Cruz said. “Over […]

Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $3 Billion in November

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.998 billion in November, 7.7 percent more than in November 2017. “While slower than the double-digit pace of recent months, state sales tax revenue growth in November was strong,” Hegar said. “Increased tax collections continue to be led by remittances from oil- and gas-related sectors, but at a slower pace than in recent months. Growth from retail trade and restaurants, the sectors most […]

President Signs Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today issued the following statements after President Trump signed into law their bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to provide for the establishment, sustainment, and operation of a land-based, resilient, and reliable alternative timing system to Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. Further, the bill ensures the availability of uncorrupted and non-degraded timing signals for military and […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Winter Weather

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for staying safe as we approach the official start of winter. “As we know all too well, Texas weather can change in an instant,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Every year, Texas faces serious dangers brought on by winter weather conditions, including freezing temperatures, ice, sleet and even snow. Taking extra safety precautions now could […]

AG Paxton: Bains Brothers, LLC. Agrees to Refund Consumers for Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Consumer Protection Division finalized a settlement with the owner of several Dallas-Fort Worth area gas stations accused of price gouging last year during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey. Under terms of the agreement, Bains Brothers, LLC will refund eligible consumers who paid $3.99 per gallon or more for unleaded regular gasoline on August 31, 2017, at two of the company’s gas stations: […]