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Sen. Cruz: Texas Is Committed to Protecting and Defending the Lives at Stake as a Result of the Crisis at Our Southern Border

Issues statement applauding deployment of Texas National Guard to southern border HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-Texas) decision to deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border: “The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is one that Texas faces firsthand, and it only continues to escalate because Democrats have refused to prioritize the safety and security of Americans,” Sen. Cruz said. “In the past […]

Cornyn: San Jacinto College District to Receive $1.5M Federal Grant for STEM Education  

PASADENA – The San Jacinto College District was awarded a $1,477,907 federal grant to encourage more students to study STEM fields,  U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports research, innovation, and discovery to provide the foundation for economic growth in America.  More information on this grant can be found here. “Our world’s increasing reliance on technology and data means strong STEM-focused minds will continue to […]

AG Paxton’s Office Honored with National Award for Best Website  

AUSTIN – The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) awarded the Texas Office of Attorney General its 2019 WAGGY for the Best Overall Website during its annual meeting this week in Santa Barbara, California. “I’m proud of our web team and everyone in my office who works so hard each day to make our website as user-friendly, reliable and helpful to Texans as it can be,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We strive for excellence in […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Too Much of Washington’s Business Is Dictated by Career Politicians’

Press coverage of Sen. Cruz’s subcommittee hearing on term limits WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, this week led a hearing entitled, “Keeping Congress Accountable: Term Limits in the United States.” The hearing examined the use of term limits as a method to encourage accountability in Congress and take career politicians out of Washington. In January, Sen. Cruz and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment which would impose term limits on members of Congress, an effort that he has […]

FEMA awards $3.3 million for Phase 1 of Fort Bend County Soil Stabilization Project

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.3 million to the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #7 working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to fund Phase I of the Fort Bend County Soil Stabilization Project. This project will provide a comprehensive approach to bank stabilization for the Brazos River by using low dams to alter the flow within the bend of the river and shift the current away […]

AG Paxton’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Helps Feds Catch Three Individuals in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

AUSTIN – Investigative work by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office helped the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) bring charges today against the director and two operators of a Houston-based medical clinic for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme. Dr. Douglas Sharp, the medical director of Verimed Health and Medical Wellness Clinic, and clinic operators Dr. Innad Husaini and Hanh Nguyen are accused of submitting […]

AG Paxton Applauds SCOTUS Decision Protecting Cross at Veterans Memorial 

AUSTIN – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a cross may continue to mark a World War I veterans memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland. Last year, Attorney General Paxton joined a bipartisan 28-state amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to protect the cross, which serves a memorial to fallen veterans and has been standing for nearly a century. The 7-2 decision confirmed that it does not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Although finished by the American Legion, the memorial was started by community members and mothers whose sons died […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Approval of Jason Pulliam to be U.S. District Judge in San Antonio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio: “Jason has served our country and the Lone Star State with excellence,” Sen. Cruz said. “His experience, coupled with his commitment to public service and professionalism will serve Texans in the Western […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Applaud Confirmation of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk For Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate today voted to confirm Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. “I am glad to see the Senate vote today to confirm my good friend, Matt Kacsmaryk, to fill this crucial judicial vacancy for the Northern District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “As a passionate constitutionalist, Matt has served Texas […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Ambassador Craft Demonstrated Today That She Has the Experience and Temperament to Be the Next United States Ambassador to the United Nations’

Issues statement in support of Kelly Craft, nominee to be Ambassador to the U.N. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of Kelly Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: “Ambassador Craft demonstrated today that she has the experience and temperament to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations and to advance America’s […]