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Paxton Joins Multistate Coalition in Protecting Second Amendment Rights 

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 26 states to protect the Second Amendment in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett, which challenges New York’s law that allows only those who “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession” to carry a firearm outside the home. The Second Amendment explicitly promises the right to bear arms to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Colleagues Demand Answers from Biden Administration on Excluding Funding for Port Projects Connected to Fossil Fuels

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young raising concerns about the FY 22 Army Corps budget. The budget seemingly attacks the fossil fuel industry in the United States and prohibits funding port projects connected to fossil fuels. If the language is implemented, it could halt all current work on […]

Sen. Cruz Leads 24 Republican Senators on Amicus Brief Protecting Americans’ Second Amendment Rights

Senator Ted Cruz

Files amicus brief on behalf of petitioners in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, today led 24 other Republican senators in filing an amicus brief for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief argues that New York’s laws making it extremely difficult to carry a firearm outside the home violates the Second Amendment’s guarantee […]

Sen. Cruz to Sec. Vilsack: Democrats Focus on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants While Ignoring the Suffering Caused by the Border Crisis

Senator Ted Cruz

Questions Agriculture Secretary on the use of illegal aliens as workers during the Biden-Harris border crisis U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on why the Biden-Harris administration and Senate Democrats are focusing on amnesty for illegal immigrant workers as they allow the humanitarian, national security, and public health crises on our southern border to worsen. Excerpts of his line of questioning are below.  “The Biden […]

Sen. Cruz on Fox News: The Democrat Party is Structurally Pro-China

Senator Ted Cruz

‘The Democratic Party today is funded by Big Tech and giant corporations which are in bed with Chinese communists’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week joined Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the rush by Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration to appease the Chinese Communist Party while ignoring their widespread human rights violations, censorship, and propaganda. Sen. Cruz emphasized that the Democrat Party is beholden to Big Tech and giant […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Issues Guidance on How Absent Texas Lawmakers Can Return Per Diems

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar issued guidance today to members of the Legislature who might wish to decline or return all or part of their salaries and per diems to the state treasury. “Certain members of the Texas Legislature have made the choice to abandon their responsibilities here in Texas and fly to Washington, D.C.,” Hegar said. “Texas taxpayers should not be held financially responsible for paying members who are not even in Texas, so I […]

Sen. Cruz on the Senate Floor: ‘To the People of Cuba, We Stand With You—You Have a Right to be Free’

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of the men and women of Cuba as they fight against their tyrannical communist regime and urged President Biden to directly call out the evils of communism. Read excerpts of his floor remarks below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz Condemns Communist Cuban Regime, Expresses Support for Cuban Protestors on Senate Floor  “On Sunday, shouts of ‘Libertad!’—‘Freedom!’ were heard […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Parental Rights of Military Academy Cadets

Senator Ted Cruz

The CADET Act ensures students of the academies who have unplanned pregnancies can retain legal guardianship U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced the ‘Candidates Afforded Dignity, Equality and Training Act of 2021,’ or CADET Act, mandating an end to current policies that force female students in America’s military academies into either permanently withdraw from those academies or give up their children should they become pregnant. Under the CADET Act, military academies […]

Paxton Recovers $26 Million for the State of Texas, Medicaid Program

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton resolved an enforcement action against pharmaceutical manufacturer Apotex for reporting inflated drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program. Under the agreement, Apotex will pay Texas $26 million to resolve claims against it. This settlement is the latest recovery in price reporting cases the Attorney General has brought under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act since 1999, resulting in a cumulative recovery for Texas taxpayers of over $2.3 billion. “Thanks to our […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Sanction Iran Supreme Leader and President-Elect

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced legislation to impose human rights sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali […]