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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Voice Support for Gov. Abbott’s Appeal After Biden Administration Denies Federal Emergency Declaration For the Border

Senator Ted Cruz

‘It is a federal responsibility to protect the border, yet the State of Texas and cities and counties along the Texas border are expending considerable resources to address this ongoing border crisis to protect the residents of Texas’ U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to President Biden supporting Gov. Abbott’s appeal of the president’s denial of a federal emergency declaration as a result of the […]

Lemonade Day National Founder Michael Holthouse Names Lomita, California Fifth Grader Brianna Garcia as 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

Lemonade Day, a national non-profit committed to preparing youth for life through a unique entrepreneurial and experiential program, announced its 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nine-year-old Brianna Garcia of Harbor City, Calif., who participated in the Lemonade Day Lomita program this summer. “As our founder Michael Holthouse often says, ‘Attributes of a successful entrepreneur correlate to those of being a successful, thriving human being.’ Brianna embodies that mantra, and we are delighted to recognize her outstanding results,” […]

Sen. Cruz Slams Biden-Harris for ‘Reflexive Antipathy’ Toward Israel After State Dept. Criticism of Anti-Terrorism Action

Senator Ted Cruz

‘When an American ally blacklists groups facilitating terrorism against its citizens, the only appropriate response from American diplomats should be congratulations and support’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Biden-Harris officials slammed Israel for designating six groups that served as fronts for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in accordance with Israel’s 2016 Anti-Terrorism Law: “This unwarranted and false criticism yet again […]

Let’s Honor our Veterans, They Inspire Us With Their Commitment, Sacrifice, And Contributions

Veterans are an important part of all our lives because they protected the freedoms we enjoy. After their service in the U.S. military, veterans go on to be valuable members of our communities. With that in mind, let us honor them this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th, thank them for their service and celebrate them. Veterans inspire us with their commitment, sacrifice, and contributions. Just like anyone else, veterans can at times use some assistance. […]

Paxton Sues Biden Administration, Demands Continuation of Mandatory Border Wall Construction  

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that he is co-leading another lawsuit against the Biden Administration, with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, demanding that the federal government continue to build the border wall using funds that Congress has already appropriated for it. The Biden Administration broke the law when it stopped all efforts to complete the wall, even though Congress has designated several billion dollars to do so. The Department of Homeland Security’s termination of construction contracts is not only unlawful, […]

Sen. Cruz on ‘Hannity’: Stop the SURGE Act Shows Democrat Hypocrisy Over Surge of Illegal Immigrants in South Texas Communities

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week joined Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss the Biden-Harris border crisis and his new bill, the Stop the SURGE Act, to establish new ports of entry in 13 communities across the country and mandate that all illegal aliens encountered at Border Patrol Sectors in Texas be transferred to these new ports for processing. Read highlights of his interview below. On the Biden-Harris administration’s effort to […]

Paxton Leads Multistate Coalition Defending Coach’s Right to Prayer 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 23-state coalition defending religious liberty for a high school football coach who was unjustly fired for praying after games. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Coach Joseph Kennedy’s religious discrimination claim against the school district, saying that because Coach Kennedy prayed in view of students, his prayers are considered government speech that the district can censor. The coalition urges the Supreme Court to review and reverse that decision because of the serious First Amendment concerns it raises. The Ninth Circuit’s conclusion threatens to make everything a public employee does while on the clock […]

Paxton Visits the Border Witnesses Devastation from Biden’s Failed Immigration Policies

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton traveled to Del Rio and Brackettville this week to see firsthand the devastating effects of the Biden Administration’s failed immigration policies. He met with Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, Kinney County officials and the Texas Border Sub-Regional Planning Committee to listen to their concerns as they deal with illegal aliens pouring into our country on a daily basis. He also visited the holding facility […]

Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase for 2022

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022.  Increased payments to approximately 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2021.  (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits).  The Social Security Act […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Disrupt Illicit Metals Mining and Trafficking

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) last week introduced legislation to disrupt illicit gold mining and trafficking of other precious metals that are commonly used to fund terrorist groups and rogue regimes. This bill would empower the United States to take action against those complicit in mining and moving these resources. Sen. Cruz previously introduced this legislation in early 2019. Last month, Sen. Cruz joined […]