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AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Upholds Governor’s Order Halting Unnecessary Medical Procedures During COVID-19 Disaster 

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for upholding Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA 09, which requires all health care facilities and professionals to postpone any unnecessary medical procedures to free up hospital beds and preserve precious medical supplies for those combating the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Several abortion providers challenged the Executive Order in court and sought a special exemption from its requirements that are applicable to all medical facilities […]

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe, Colleagues Applaud President Trump for Deeming Firearm Businesses Essential

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senate colleagues on Monday sent a letter to President Trump applauding the administration’s recent decision to include firearm retailers and manufacturers in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory memo to states and localities regarding America’s essential critical infrastructure workforce. The CISA advisory memo is used by many states to help determine which industries or businesses should be considered essential […]

Sens. Cruz, Hoeven & Reps. Fletcher, Burgess to Introduce Legislation Providing $3 Billion in Funding to Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve With U.S. Crude Oil

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), and House and Senate colleagues today announced they are introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The legislation aligns with the request made by President Trump and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to fill the SPR. […]

Sen. Cruz and Rep. Graves on Fox News: Helping Airlines Take Wing Will Boost Entire Economy

HOUSTON, Texas – In an op-ed published on Fox News, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discuss how the CARES Act will help the aviation industry and the hundreds of thousands of workers it supports recover and boost the entire economy. Read the full op-ed here and below. Coronavirus recovery – helping airlines take wing will boost […]

Sen. Cruz Launches Statewide Tele-Tour Connecting With Communities Combatting COVID-19

HOUSTON, Texas – As Texans work together to confront the two crises our country is facing, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today launched a virtual statewide tour to connect with men and women on the frontlines combatting COVID-19. “This pandemic has affected how we all live, work, and play – but it hasn’t changed the fact that in times of crisis, Texans always step up to help each other,” Sen. Cruz said ahead of his […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Secretary Azar to Mass Produce Serological Tests to Ensure Americans Can Return Safely to Work

HOUSTON, Texas – As millions of Americans file for unemployment assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in a letter to procure and distribute serological tests from the Strategic National Stockpile to help determine whether an individual has previously contracted and recovered from the coronavirus and enable more Americans to safely return to work. In the letter, Sen. Cruz […]

AG Paxton Leads Multistate Amicus Urging SCOTUS to Allow People to Sue Corporations in the State Where They Were Injured

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today led 40 attorneys general in an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of decisions by the Supreme Courts of Montana and Minnesota. Those state supreme courts correctly ruled in favor of allowing individuals to file personal injury lawsuits in the states in which they reside and were injured, regardless of where the defendant was located. The friend-of-the-court brief opposes an effort by large corporations to prevent individuals from filing lawsuits in their own local courts and to potentially […]

Sen. Cruz in Yahoo Finance: How the CARES Act Helps Small Businesses

HOUSTON, Texas – In an op-ed published in Yahoo Finance, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discusses how the emergency relief bill passed by Congress and signed into law last week, known as the CARES Act, will help the millions of small businesses hurting as communities work together to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full op-ed here and below. Sen. Cruz also released a video explaining how small businesses can access guaranteed loans through the newly established Paycheck […]

Sen. Cruz Meets with President to Support Millions of Energy Sector Jobs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Urges Action to Ensure Energy Producers Have Critical Access to Capital WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today met with President Donald Trump, members of Congress, and business leaders to advocate for the millions of Texans and Americans whose jobs depend on a vibrant energy sector. At the meeting, Sen. Cruz said to President Trump: “The combination of the economic harm of the coronavirus crisis combined with the Saudis and Russians waging economic warfare […]

Sen. Cruz to SBA: ‘No Religious Organization Should Have to Cast Aside Its Religious Convictions to Receive Help in this Crisis’

Urges SBA Administrator to Protect Religious Freedom, Ensure Religious Organizations Receive COVID-19 Relief HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, Administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA), expressing concerns about how the Payroll Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is being administered in a way that undermines existing protections for religious organizations. As Sen. Cruz wrote: “The Payroll Protection Act (PPA) […]