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State Representative Mike Schofield Announces Staff For Legislative Session

Mike Schofield

State Representative-elect Mike Schofield (R-Katy, Cypress) announced that he has finalized the HD 132 legislative staff for the upcoming session of the Texas House of Representatives. “I am happy to announce that we have finalized the staff that will serve the residents of HD 132,” Schofield said. “I am grateful to have such accomplished and dedicated public servants on our team. I’m looking forward to working with them for the betterment of our Katy and […]

Sen. Cruz: We Have an Obligation To Protect the Integrity of the Election

Senator Ted Cruz

Appears on ‘Hannity’ to discuss Cruz-led effort to create ‘Electoral Commission’ to conduct an emergency audit of the presidential election returns Ahead of today’s Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss his efforts to establish an “Electoral Commission” to ensure that the 2020 presidential election was lawfully conducted. WATCH: Cruz on Fox News: We Have an Obligation To Protect Our Democratic System & Defend the Rule of Law On the need to protect the integrity of […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Apollo Landing Sites Signed Into Law

Senator Ted Cruz

‘This bill will rightly protect our history of American exceptionalism and ingenuity in space’  President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) that will protect artifacts left in the Apollo landing sites on the Moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would enact first-of-its-kind legal protections for the Apollo sites by […]

5 Quit Smoking Tips for a New Year Resolution

Help for the 70% of smokers that report wanting to quit One of the most popular resolutions at the beginning of each year is the desire to quit smoking, with more than 70% of smokers reporting they want to quit. Smoking is a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, which makes 2021 an even more opportune time to begin the journey to quitting. With the help of the American Lung Association, more than a […]

Sen. Cruz: We Have an Obligation To the Constitution To Ensure That This Election Was Lawful

Senator Ted Cruz

Appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his call for an“Electoral Commission” to conduct an emergency audit of election results U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today appeared on Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ to discuss his efforts to restore Americans’ faith in our electoral process and protect our democracy by calling on Congress to create an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency audit of the Presidential election returns. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full interview with Maria Bartiromo here. […]

Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021: “America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections.  Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and […]

AG Paxton: Texas Supreme Court Ends Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the Supreme Court of Texas for granting the state’s petition and directing the court of appeals to enjoin enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which imposed a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. “We thank the Supreme Court of Texas for upholding the rule of law. Local […]

AG Paxton Sues City of Austin, Mayor of Austin, Travis County, and County Judge for Imposing Unlawful Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for temporary injunction and temporary restraining order in Travis County District Court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. The city and county orders violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-32. Relief in this suit […]

AG Paxton Calls on Texas Supreme Court to Halt Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be asking for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court of Texas later today, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. “The city and county orders clearly violate the governor’s Executive Order No. 32. […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration for Issuing Presidential Permit for Expansion of Pharr International Bridge

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the administration’s decision to grant a presidential permit for the expansion of the Pharr International Bridge: “Texas is home to some of the nation’s busiest border crossings and the Pharr International Bridge serves as an important port of entry to facilitate the United States’ trade and commerce with Mexico. I am grateful the Trump Administration recognized the importance of expanding the Pharr International Bridge […]