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Paxton Files Amicus Brief Defending President Trump’s Constitutional Rights After Biden DOJ’s Unprecedented Raid

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton is leading a multistate coalition in filing an amicus brief in the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of President Donald Trump, seeking to ensure the return of privileged documents taken during the Biden Administration’s unprecedented raid. After President Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) ransacked the home of a former—and potential future—political opponent, President Trump requested a special master to determine if items protected by attorney-client privilege and executive privilege were taken. A federal district court subsequently appointed a special master and prevented the […]

Senate Democrats Block Bills to Protect Children and Safeguard Schools

Senator Ted Cruz

Today, Senate Democrats blocked the Securing Our Schools Act, a bill by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to improve school security and access to student mental health resources. He also blocked the Protect Our Children’s Schools Act, which would have allowed schools to use unspent previously appropriated federal COVID-19 education-related funding to improve school security. On the Senate floor, Sen. Cruz said: “There have been too damn many mass shootings. With kids […]

Paxton Takes Action to Stop Woke Courts From Destroying Women’s Sports

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Alabama-led amicus brief in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, defending an Indiana law that prevents biological men from competing in women’s athletics. The case, A.M. v. Indianapolis Public Schools, moved up to the Seventh Circuit after a federal district court judge ruled in favor of a biological male wanting to compete on a female softball team. The male student, who claims to be female, alleged that Indiana’s biological definition of sex–which is premised on objective reproductive biology–constituted a Title IX violation because it contradicted the individual’s subjective gender […]

Sens. Cruz, Cantwell Introduce Military to Mariners Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (R-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D- Wisconsin), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced and passed, as an amendment to the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act, in the Senate Commerce Committee a bill to reduce the burdens faced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans seeking to transition […]

Paxton Seeks to Decrease Americans’ Energy Reliance on Communist China by Challenging EPA’s Regulatory Power 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton joined an Alaska-led multistate letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushing back against its arbitrary and unprecedented abuse of authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. Alaska sought a permit under section 404 from EPA to conduct mining operations in a confined region of the state. EPA vetoed the mine, and any future efforts to develop similar operations in an area almost 24 times the size of the proposed mine — in an overbroad action based on subjective criteria. EPA’s action not only throws the immediate project into a logistical and economic tailspin, it also jeopardizes future investment in the region and similar projects around the […]

Paxton Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Taxpayers from the Skyrocketing Costs of Illegal Immigration

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition that has filed a cert-stage brief in the U.S. Supreme Court after the Biden Administration took unprecedented action to quietly abolish a federal immigration rule designed to protect American taxpayers. The rule in question, known as the “public-charge rule,” prohibits the entry of illegal aliens who are likely to become significant financial burdens on American citizens. The brief was filed after the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Paxton Applauds Court’s Decision to Green-Light Texas’s Antitrust Suit Against Google

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a New York federal district court’s decision last night to reject Google’s motion to dismiss Texas’s lawsuit alleging that Google monopolized the digital advertising market. The federal court has allowed a coalition of seventeen states led by Texas to proceed on all counts under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, a major body of federal antitrust laws. The court ruled that “the States have plausibly alleged that Google has […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Combat Racist COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in D.C. Schools

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced a bill that will protect students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) also joined them. The D.C. school vaccine mandate would prohibit unvaccinated schoolkids from 12 to 15 years of age from attending school in person. The […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: “Today Heidi and I join the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She faithfully led and served her people for 70 years, and she saw Britain through many of the darkest days in World War II and through many of […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Democrats Withdrawing Journalism Bill After His Amendment Passed

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement in response to Democrats withdrawing the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) after his amendment to protect Americans’ free speech rights from Big Tech censorship passed 11 to 10. Regarding these efforts, Sen. Cruz said: “What happened today was a huge victory for the First Amendment and free speech. Sadly, it is also a case study in how much the […]