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Paxton Leads Multistate Coalition in Defense of Mississippi’s Abortion Law

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 24-state coalition in support of Mississippi’s law that bans abortions after 15 weeks, except in medical emergencies. Texas’s amicus brief argues that Roe v. Wade should be overturned because it has no basis in the Constitution and has led only to confusion in the courts. The fact that the Supreme Court has been forced to continually change the constitutional test and twist other legal doctrines to support its abortion rulings demonstrates […]

Sen. Cruz Fights to Block American Taxpayer Dollars Funding International COVID Passports

Senator Ted Cruz

The credibility of the CDC is in tatters because leadership of the CDC has been willing to allow science to become politicized’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a committee markup on three bills, one of which seeks to create a fund for global health initiatives. Sen. Cruz introduced two amendments to this legislation to block American taxpayer dollars from funding vaccine passport mandates by foreign governments. Read excerpts of […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Slamming New Mask Mandate

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new mask mandate announcement: “Today’s decision, sadly, was driven by politics, not science. Let me be clear: there should be no more COVID mandates, no mask mandates, no vaccine mandates, no vaccine passports, no lockdowns, and no school closures. Enough is enough. The CDC has lost its credibility when it comes to what decisions Americans […]

Sen. Cruz: Biden Administration Weak on Response to Cyber-Attacks by Russia and China

Senator Ted Cruz

‘That’s a question that the administration should answer—showing weakness to China and weakness to Russia only invites more aggression and more cyber-attacks attacking our nation’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned the U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, Richard Downing, on the Biden administration’s weak response to numerous cyber-attacks by China and Russia. Excerpts of his line of questioning are below. In his line of […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Statement on Recent Activities, Statements made by Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Following recent developments, I’ve directed my staff to determine whether any specific action has been taken by Ben & Jerry’s or Unilever that would trigger a listing under Chapter 808 of the Texas Government Code. If it is determined that Ben & Jerry’s or Unilever has engaged in any activities proscribed under Chapter 808, my office will take all appropriate and required actions. Texas Government Code Chapter 808 defines “boycott Israel” as “refusing to deal […]

Senior Biden Admin Official Admits Nord Stream 2 Completion “Disastrous” In Questioning by Sen. Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz

‘You told this committee that you believed if the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany were completed it would have disastrous effects. Do you continue to believe that?’ ‘I do, Senator’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today questioned the U.S. State Department’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on the Biden administration’s capitulation to Putin on the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would vastly strengthen Russia […]

Sen. Cruz for the Washington Examiner: ‘Joe Biden Just Gave Vladimir Putin a Multibillion-Dollar Gift’

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today penned an op-ed in the Washington Examiner on Biden and Harris’ capitulation to Putin over the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would vastly strengthen Russia at the expense of the national security of America and our allies. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz said: “This decision is a total surrender to Putin. It is a multibillion-dollar gift that will keep on giving […]

Paxton Joins Multistate Coalition in Protecting Second Amendment Rights 

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 26 states to protect the Second Amendment in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett, which challenges New York’s law that allows only those who “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession” to carry a firearm outside the home. The Second Amendment explicitly promises the right to bear arms to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Colleagues Demand Answers from Biden Administration on Excluding Funding for Port Projects Connected to Fossil Fuels

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young raising concerns about the FY 22 Army Corps budget. The budget seemingly attacks the fossil fuel industry in the United States and prohibits funding port projects connected to fossil fuels. If the language is implemented, it could halt all current work on […]

Sen. Cruz Leads 24 Republican Senators on Amicus Brief Protecting Americans’ Second Amendment Rights

Senator Ted Cruz

Files amicus brief on behalf of petitioners in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, today led 24 other Republican senators in filing an amicus brief for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief argues that New York’s laws making it extremely difficult to carry a firearm outside the home violates the Second Amendment’s guarantee […]