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AG Paxton Defends Right to Life for 9-Month-Old Baby Girl  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the District Court of Tarrant County in support of a nine-month-old baby girl who is fighting for her life after Cooks Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas denied the baby’s mother’s request to continue life-sustaining treatment for her. Texas law currently allows a hospital’s “ethics” committee to vote to remove life-sustaining treatment against a patient’s wishes. The physician’s decision to end treatment directly […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Protect Water Supply Future of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Thursday introduced the Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act. The bill would provide certainty to water agencies who supply water to Americans in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, by ensuring that interstate water transfers between the three states are not shutdown as a result of the Lacey Act, which affects trade in wildlife, fish, or plants across state lines. “Water supply is crucial to […]

Cornyn, Cruz Praise Confirmation of US Marshal for South Texas  

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statements after the Senate confirmed T. Michael O’Connor as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas: “Sheriff O’Connor is well-prepared for this leadership role after serving the residents of Victoria County for years in law enforcement,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I thank my colleagues in the Senate for supporting his confirmation, and I applaud Sheriff O’Connor for his continued willingness to serve the people of […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds FAA for Implementing Critical Safety Measures for Commercial Balloon Pilots

FAA announces inclusion of Cruz’s Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act in Fall 2019 Unified Agenda WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week announced that they are implementing safety measures for commercial balloon operations as required by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bill, the Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2017. Sen. Cruz, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, secured these safety measures in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. “I’m glad to […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘There Is an Energy Renaissance Occurring in the United States, and Texas Is Leading the Way’

Applauds FERC’s final approval of four Texas LNG projects WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) final approval of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in the state of Texas, three of which will be in Brownsville, and one in Corpus Christi. These projects will bring billions of dollars in investment to the state, and create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs […]

Sen. Cruz: If U.S. Fails to Halt Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, We Will Have Vastly Strengthened Putin’s Hands at the Expense of the Rest of the Free World

Renews calls for the Senate to take up and pass bipartisan bill to stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today raised his concerns with President Trump’s nominee to be Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, about the dangers of Russia’s Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline that will allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to further control Europe’s energy security: “Nord Stream 2, if […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The People of America Stand With Hong Kong’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to pass the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, legislation he co-sponsored that supports pro-democracy dissidents in Hong Kong. The bill, which passed the Senate unanimously, includes a provision of a bipartisan bill Sen. Cruz introduced to amend the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to require the administration to evaluate and report on […]

Olson Opposes Democrat Spending Bill

Washington, DC — Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3055, the Democrats’ Continuing Resolution (CR) for government spending: “This ‘new normal’ of passing partisan spending bills and refusing to work with House Republicans or the Senate, which results in stop-gap spending measures, must end. Congress has a critical role to keep our government properly funded and operational. It was wrong when it happened under GOP control and it’s wrong […]

Cornyn: Houston’s Dr. Hahn is the Right Man to Lead FDA

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Houstonian Dr. Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “For the past five years, Dr. Hahn has helped lead the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the world’s leading cancer center. He’s quickly risen through the ranks of a […]

Why the U.S. Must Stop Issuing Civil-Nuclear Waivers

Sen. Cruz leads bicameral legislation to revoke civil-nuclear waivers established by the catastrophic Obama-Iran nuclear deal and issued by the Trump administration WASHIGNTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), introduced a bill last week that would require the administration to revoke civil nuclear waivers for projects established under the catastrophic Obama-Iran nuclear deal that have allowed Iran to […]