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AG Paxton Leads 42 States in Support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton led a letter signed by 42 attorneys general in support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019. The Act will prevent forum shopping during bankruptcy litigation, providing much needed protection to consumers, workers, retirees, shareholders, and small business vendors who are currently harmed by the one-sided right for corporate debtors to choose whichever court they prefer.     “It is imperative that we protect our citizens by affording them fair trails […]

Sen. Cruz Discusses Efforts to Contain Coronavirus Outbreak, Expand Jobs and Opportunity with Irving-Las Colinas Chamber

Appears on Dallas’ WFAA, Chris Salcedo Show, and  San Antonio’s Joe Pags Show IRVING, Texas – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable lunch with members of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce to discuss the coronavirus outbreak as well as the booming Texas economy. Following the roundtable, Sen. Cruz visited with WFAA’s Teresa Woodard, before appearing on the Chris Salcedo Show and the Joe Pags Show. During his sit-down interview with Teresa […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The United Nations Has Descended to a New Antisemitic Low’

Condemns UN’s database blacklisting companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the publication by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of its database listing companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories: “The United Nations has descended to a new antisemitic low. This database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories is meant […]

Cornyn Helps Secure $43M in Federal Funding for Brays Bayou, Buffalo Bayou, Cedar Bayou, and Houston Ship Channel Storm Protection Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today that projects to improve the Brays, Buffalo, and Cedar Bayous and the Houston Ship Channel will receive a total of $42,925,000 in federal funds.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) included this funding in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan for Construction and Investigations. “Although many of us don’t see these projects day to day, Texans benefit from a complex network of navigation and flood control infrastructure to keep […]

Senate Passes Cruz Amendment on Successful Soleimani Mission

‘Despite 34 Democrats refusing to recognize the brave men and women of our military and intelligence community, I’m pleased to see the Senate passed my amendment with strong bipartisan support’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the passage of his amendment, based off his resolution, honoring members of the military and intelligence community and President Trump, for carrying out the successful mission that killed Qasem Soleimani, the head […]

Sen. Cruz Votes Against War Powers Resolution

‘While I’m disappointed by the Senate’s vote, I look forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration to make America safer’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the Senate’s Iran War Powers resolution: “President Trump had the clear authority to take out Qasem Soleimani, who posed an imminent threat to the safety and security of the United […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Taiwan Symbols and Sovereignty Act

Bill overturns a Chinese Communist Party-requested policy of the United States concerning Taiwan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members in the Taiwanese military to display their flag and wear their uniforms while in the United States on official businesses. This reverses the Obama administration policy, formalized in a 2015 […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Final Texas District Judge Nominee Before Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday introduced Drew Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. Tipton’s confirmation will fill the last vacancy in Texas. Since 2017, the Senate has confirmed 20 judges for the state. As Sen. Cruz said: “Drew’s experiences as a trial advocate and his deep history with the Southern District make him a strong and […]

Sen. Cruz Denounces Left’s Radical Pro-Abortion Statements, Defends the Right to Life for the Unborn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, this week participated in a full committee hearing focused on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, where he denounced Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion statements and defended the need to protect the precious lives of the unborn. On the Left’s radical pro-abortion stance, Sen. Cruz said: “The topic of this hearing, in my view, should not be the subject of reasonable disagreement. That when one […]

AG Paxton: California’s Travel Ban Undermines National Unity; Violates U.S. Constitution by Punishing Those Who Respect Religious Liberty  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an original action against the State of California in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to strike down California’s travel ban for states that uphold First Amendment protections for religious liberty. California added Texas to the ban on state-funded travel after the Texas Legislature implemented a law allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to decline placements that violated their religious beliefs. Texas respects and honors the religious […]