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AG Paxton Issues Guidance Letter on Postponed Elections   

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued guidance stating that local officials cannot postpone local elections that were scheduled to be held on May 2, 2020 beyond November 3, 2020. This letter was addressed to Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. After moving its May 2, 2020 local election to November 3, 2020, as permitted by the governor’s proclamation, the Round Rock City Council is attempting to postpone the election—again—to May 2021. The City’s attorney claimed that […]

Sen. Cruz: China’s Objectives Are Nothing Short of Global Domination  

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday delivered remarks at the Falkirk Center Freedom Summit about the enormous geopolitical threat China poses to the United States and the rest of the world, and the urgent need to fundamentally reassess the U.S.-China relationship, saying, “[China’s] objectives are nothing short of complete, global domination.” Excerpts of his remarks are below. On the enormous threat that China poses to the United States and the […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Herman Cain

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of Herman Cain: “Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to Herman Cain. I was blessed to call him a friend. In his 74 years on earth, he lived the American dream to the fullest. A business pioneer whose advocacy of dramatic tax reform – nine-nine-nine – still resonates today, he will be remembered as a principled fighter whose leadership helped […]

Sen. Cruz in the Houston Chronicle: Good Riddance to the Houston Chinese Consulate

‘The most significant long-term foreign policy consequence of this global pandemic is that people on both sides of the political aisle are realizing what a threat communist China is to our national security’ As a Houstonian and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says “good riddance” to the Chinese consulate in Houston following its closure last week. In his latest op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, Sen. Cruz outlines the overwhelming […]

AG Paxton Leads 21 States in Amicus Brief Defending Religious Liberty

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson led 21 states in an amicus brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit defending the religious liberty of public employees. Joe Kennedy coached football at Bremerton High School until he was suspended midway through the season for praying silently on the field after each game. The school district prohibited Kennedy from coaching out of baseless fear that his individual prayers violated the Establishment Clause. […]

Sens. Cruz, McSally Introduce Bill to Enact Expensing Reform, Creating Jobs and Increasing Wages

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) today introduced the Cost Recovery and Expensing Acceleration to Transform the Economy and Jumpstart Opportunities for Businesses and Startups (CREATE JOBS) Act, legislation that would accomplish one of the most important structural reforms to the tax code possible: expensing reform. Upon introducing the CREATE JOBS Act, Sen. Cruz said: “As a result of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, hardworking men and women have lost […]

Olson Acts To Name Post Office After Pearland Mayor Tom Reid

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced legislation to name a local Post Office after Pearland Mayor and great Texan Tom Reid. Mayor Reid first served in the Pacific Theater in WWII, then worked on the Space Shuttle Programs and various other projects at the Johnson Space Center. Reid has served as Pearland’s mayor for 37 years and, to date, is one of the oldest serving mayors in the U.S. Among his many achievements over the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues, Urge TikTok Scrutiny Over Election Security

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) along with Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf expressing concern over  the Chinese social-media service TikTok. Specifically, the Senators write that TikTok could enable the […]

AG Paxton Warns Texans of Price Gouging in Wake of Hurricane Hanna

AUSTIN – Following the severe weather and flooding in South Texas during Hurricane Hanna, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Under state law, once the governor issues a declaration, vendors are prohibited from charging exorbitant prices for necessities such as drinking water, food, batteries, generators, towing, clothing, medical supplies, lodging, repair work and fuel during and after the crisis. “Natural disasters can pull communities together. […]

Sen. Cruz in Midland Reporter-Telegram: Standing With Trump in Support of Texas Energy Producers

Participates in President Trump’s tour of Double Eagle Oil Rig in Midland, Texas MIDLAND, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who today will join President Trump’s tour of the Double Eagle Oil Rig in Midland, Texas, wrote an op-ed for the Midland Reporter-Telegram ahead of the visit. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz highlights the importance of championing Texas’ energy producers and warns against Democrats’ radical and out of touch plans to decimate the energy industry. Sen. Cruz wrote: “Just […]