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Sen. Cruz Sends Letter Requesting Comment Period Extension for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Feasibility Report

Senator Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps Galveston District Commander, Col. Timothy Vail, requesting an extension of the comment period for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Feasibility Report to December 31, 2020. In the letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sen. Cruz wrote: “Over the past three years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps)—and in particular the Galveston District—has been a critical […]

AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Agrees to Hear Feta dismemberment Case En Banc

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for deciding to hear en banc Texas’s appeal concerning the constitutionality of its law prohibiting live-dismemberment abortions. A prior panel of the Court, in a 2-1 decision, had recently affirmed the district court’s ruling that enjoined Texas from enforcing its ban on live-dismemberment abortions throughout the state. Texas law prohibits this type of violent second-trimester abortion, which rips the […]

AG Paxton Joins Coalition of Businesses in Lawsuit Against El Paso Judge’s Unlawful Order

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a coalition of businesses suing El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego for imposing restrictions on local public health orders that are inconsistent with Governor Greg Abbott’s disaster orders. The El Paso judge’s unlawful orders include shutting down all non-essential services for a two-week period, including in-person dining, gyms and salons. Attorney General Paxton issued a warning letter to Judge Samaniego yesterday evening. “El Paso County Judge Samaniego has no authority […]

Olson Legislation Included in COVID-19 Relief to Help Businesses Train Employees on Best Practices to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus

Rep. Pete Olson

Today, Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) cosponsored the House Republicans’ newly-introduced bill, H.R. 14, the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act. This bill is made up of more than 50 bipartisan bills from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Ways and Means Committee and Appropriations Committee that will strengthen critical health care supply chains, ensure all Americans — especially our seniors — are able to get the care they need and prepares the […]

Statement From First Assistant Brent Webster on the Passing of Attorney General Paxton’s Mother

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Attorney General Paxton’s mother, Sally Ann Paxton. Please keep Attorney General Paxton and his family in your prayers as he mourns during this difficult time.”

Sens. Cruz, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Call to Expand U.S.-Israel Cooperation in National Defense Authorization Act Negotiations

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, led their colleagues in sending a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, to request continued support of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that will maintain the close cooperation between the United States and Israel. In the letter, the senators call for inclusion […]

Sen. Cruz: Days Before Consequential Election, Big Tech Billionaires Acting As Democrats’ Willing Henchmen

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on Fox News’ ‘America’s Newsroom,’ ‘Hannity,’ and ‘Mornings with Maria,’ as well as Yahoo Finance, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show,’ ‘The Joe Pags Show,’ and ‘The Glenn Beck Show’ to discuss Big Tech’s brazen political censorship, the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and the stakes of the upcoming election. Interview highlights below. WATCH: Cruz on Fox Blasts Big Tech for Censorship, […]

Sen. Cruz Calls Out Democrats for Once Again Blocking Coronavirus Relief

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats once again put their political interests ahead of the needs of the American people by blocking a targeted legislative package to help workers, families, small businesses and schools affected by the coronavirus pandemic: “By refusing to move forward without even a penny in assistance before Election Day, Democrats have made it clear yet again that they are putting their political interests ahead of the interests of hard-working Americans. Yesterday, Senate Democrats halted efforts to expand the Paycheck […]

AG Paxton Statement on Tragic Death of Houston Police Sergeant

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement following the horrific news of Houston Police Department Sergeant Harold Preston’s death in the line of duty: “Texans grieve today, yet again, as a courageous police sergeant was senselessly murdered in the line of duty. Officers around our state bravely serve and deserve our utmost honor and respect, especially during this time. Please join me and Angela as we pray for Sgt. Preston’s family, the people of Houston, […]

Sen. Cruz on Day One of SCOTUS Hearing: ‘Nobody Laid a Glove on Judge Barrett’

Joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss opening statements in confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett Following day one of the Senate confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to recap the opening statements and discuss Senate Democrats’ power plot to pack the Supreme Court. Watch Sen. Cruz’s interview with Tucker Carlson here. Excerpts are included below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz on […]