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During a Census and Hurricane Season, Cornyn Offers Bill to Protect Federal Funding for Texas Communities

Restores Grants for City of Galveston through FY21, FY22 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released this statement after introducing the Giving Relief to American Communities in Emergencies (GRACE) Act, which would protect communities impacted by future natural disasters from losing transportation funding because of a temporary population decline during the decennial U.S. Census.  It would also address Galveston’s current funding lapse due to a census reporting anomaly by extending Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program funding […]

Sen. Cruz for After Ginsburg— Why the Senate Must Confirm Her Successor Before Election Day

HOUSTON, Texas – As the nation mourns the passing of legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for outlining why the Senate must confirm her successor before Election Day. Excerpts are below. On the legendary career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Cruz wrote: “On Friday, our nation lost a historic Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a brilliant justice, a legendary advocate, a careful lawyer, and, as only the […]

Sen. Cruz on ‘This Week’: ‘We Need a Full Court on Election Day’

Discusses life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the urgent need to fill her seat with George Stephanopoulos HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her remarkable legacy as an historic justice of the Supreme Court. Sen. Cruz also discussed the pressing need for the president to quickly nominate her successor this week and for the […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds the Trump Administration for Enforcing Snapback Sanctions on Iran, Finalizing End of Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued new sanctions on Iran and amid reports that the United States is issuing an executive order locking in snapback sanctions in UN Security Council Resolution 2331, restoring all international sanctions on Iran and preventing the United Nations Arms embargo on Iran from expiring in October:  “I applaud the Trump administration for taking these important […]

Sen. Cruz: Today the Entire Nation Mourns the Passing of An Historic Justice

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tonight appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ following the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full interview with Sean Hannity here. Excerpts are below. When asked about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Cruz said: “We and the entire nation mourn the passing of an historic Justice. She was only the second woman […]

AG Paxton to Ask Texas Supreme Court to Weigh in on Harris County Plan to Unlawfully Distribute over 2 Million Applications to Vote by Mail

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he would seek full review in the Texas Supreme Court of Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins’ unlawful plan to send every voter in Harris County an application to vote by mail. The Supreme Court temporarily blocked Hollins’s plan earlier this week, ordering Hollins not to send any unsolicited applications to vote by mail until the Supreme Court’s review is complete. Hollins may not, under the Supreme Court’s […]

AG Paxton Statement on Passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement following the mournful news of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing: “Our hearts go out to the family of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a remarkable woman, a fighter of top intellect and reason, who passed away this evening. Justice Ginsburg broke countless barriers throughout her long, distinguished career and served as an example for women across the country. We […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Sanction Iran’s Financial Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to impose sanctions on the entirety of Iran’s financial sector pursuant to executive order 13902, which was signed earlier this year. The executive order provides the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on additional sectors of the Iranian economy at any time. Sens. Cruz […]

Sen. Cruz: Trump Admin Must Go Even Further In Reversing Obama-Biden Legacy Appeasing the Chinese Communist Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a full committee hearing focused on “Advancing U.S. Engagement and Countering China in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond.” There, he questioned witnesses on the Trump administration’s efforts to support U.S. allies, like Taiwan, and to counter China’s control of critical mineral supply chains. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Obama-Biden Admin Appeased the Chinese Communist Party, That’s Changed Under President Trump On […]

Governor Abbott To Allow Essential Family Caregivers in Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference, part of which announced new guidelines for nursing home visitation. He directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand visitation to all COVID-negative residents in long-term care and allow the designation of two essential caregivers for residents. This directive will go into place on September 24th. “Allowing safe in-person visitation with essential caregivers will mean the world to residents and families,” said Kevin Warren, President and CEO of the […]