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Sen. Cruz on Violent Rioters: We Need Leaders to Stand up and Defend America Unapologetically

Slams radical Left’s violent rioting, hatred of America on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ and the ‘Joe Pags Show’ With violent crime on the rise and Democratic politicians allowing radical Leftists’ dangerous “defund the police” movement to gain steam, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ and the ‘Joe Pags Show,’ where he slammed the violence and riots and urged U.S. officials and politicians to stand up and defend America. Catch Sen. Cruz’s full interview with […]

Cornyn Spent Months Refuting Importance of Testing, Now Finally Calls for Testing Strategy As Texas Cases Mount

Yesterday, while speaking on the Senate floor, Senator John Cornyn finally admitted the need for a better testing strategy for COVID-19, including testing of asymptomatic individuals. This marked a decisive change in tune from his usual downplaying of the importance of testing in general, and strategic testing of asymptomatic people in particular, here and here and here and here and here and again here. This reversal comes amid Texas experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitals reaching ICU bed capacity. Imagine what Senator Cornyn could have […]

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand, Grassley Offer Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act as Amendment to Defense Bill

Legislation would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced that they will offer the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The Military Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Priority of Today’s Democratic Party is on People Here Illegally, Not on American Workers’

Delivers remarks on Senate Floor objecting to Democrats’ attempt to codify unconstitutional amnesty U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today spoke on the Senate Floor objecting to Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) attempt to pass by unanimous consent H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would grant amnesty to millions of DACA recipients. In his remarks, Sen. Cruz condemned the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA and Democrats’ focus on those here illegally, instead of […]

Sen. Cruz to EPA: No Relief for Refinery Workers, No Consent for EPA Nominee

Urges action for hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the nomination of Doug Benevento to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “The price of RINs has more than quadrupled since the beginning of the year, and now sits around $0.50. These sky-high prices coupled with the energy and economic crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic have wreaked havoc […]

Sens. Cruz, Rubio, Capito, Tillis Introduce Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic Act

Legislation would provide small businesses debt forgiveness for SBA disaster loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act, legislation that would expand the eligibility for debt forgiveness provided in the CARES Act to small businesses that received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “Small businesses are the backbone of […]

AG Paxton Releases Statement on SCOTUS Decision Defending Free Exercise of Religion and School Choice

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today gave this statement following the United States Supreme Court’s decision holding a provision in the Montana Constitution that prohibits the state from providing aid to religious entities—known as a Blaine Amendment—violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. At issue in the case was whether a program created to provide tuition assistance to parents who send their children to private schools was constitutional; the Court concluded these programs are […]

  AG Paxton Applauds Supreme Court for Leaving in Place Fifth Circuit Order Blocking Unlawful Mail-In Voting

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton today applauded the United States Supreme Court for leaving in place a Fifth Circuit order blocking unlawful mail-in voting. “I applaud the Supreme Court for following the law and refusing to order mail-in balloting that the Texas Legislature has forbidden. Universal mail-in ballots, which are notoriously vulnerable to fraud, would only lead to greater election fraud and disenfranchise lawful voters,” said Attorney General Paxton. “State election officials have many options available to safely and […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Urge HHS and FEMA to Continue Federal Support for Testing Sites in Texas 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar and Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pete Gaynor urging them to continue the federal support for Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) sites in Texas as testing capacity remains a crucial component to defeating COVID-19, strengthening the economy, and safely getting Texans back to work. In the letter, […]

Sen. Cruz on Administration’s Decision to Extend Federal Support for Testing Site in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the administration’s decision to extend federal support for Community-Bases Testing Site in Texas for two weeks: “I’m grateful the administration heeded my call with Sen. Cornyn to extend federal support for Community-Based Testing Sites in Texas. Our fight against the coronavirus isn’t over, and it is important to provide state and local officials every tool available to protect public health. We […]