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Sens. Cruz, Cantwell Introduce Military to Mariners Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (R-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D- Wisconsin), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced and passed, as an amendment to the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act, in the Senate Commerce Committee a bill to reduce the burdens faced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans seeking to transition […]

Paxton Seeks to Decrease Americans’ Energy Reliance on Communist China by Challenging EPA’s Regulatory Power 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton joined an Alaska-led multistate letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushing back against its arbitrary and unprecedented abuse of authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. Alaska sought a permit under section 404 from EPA to conduct mining operations in a confined region of the state. EPA vetoed the mine, and any future efforts to develop similar operations in an area almost 24 times the size of the proposed mine — in an overbroad action based on subjective criteria. EPA’s action not only throws the immediate project into a logistical and economic tailspin, it also jeopardizes future investment in the region and similar projects around the […]

Paxton Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Taxpayers from the Skyrocketing Costs of Illegal Immigration

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition that has filed a cert-stage brief in the U.S. Supreme Court after the Biden Administration took unprecedented action to quietly abolish a federal immigration rule designed to protect American taxpayers. The rule in question, known as the “public-charge rule,” prohibits the entry of illegal aliens who are likely to become significant financial burdens on American citizens. The brief was filed after the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Paxton Applauds Court’s Decision to Green-Light Texas’s Antitrust Suit Against Google

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a New York federal district court’s decision last night to reject Google’s motion to dismiss Texas’s lawsuit alleging that Google monopolized the digital advertising market. The federal court has allowed a coalition of seventeen states led by Texas to proceed on all counts under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, a major body of federal antitrust laws. The court ruled that “the States have plausibly alleged that Google has […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Combat Racist COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in D.C. Schools

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today introduced a bill that will protect students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) also joined them. The D.C. school vaccine mandate would prohibit unvaccinated schoolkids from 12 to 15 years of age from attending school in person. The […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: “Today Heidi and I join the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She faithfully led and served her people for 70 years, and she saw Britain through many of the darkest days in World War II and through many of […]

Sen. Cruz Statement On Democrats Withdrawing Journalism Bill After His Amendment Passed

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement in response to Democrats withdrawing the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) after his amendment to protect Americans’ free speech rights from Big Tech censorship passed 11 to 10. Regarding these efforts, Sen. Cruz said: “What happened today was a huge victory for the First Amendment and free speech. Sadly, it is also a case study in how much the […]

Paxton Continues Fight for Medical Freedom by Filing Petition Against San Antonio ISD in the Texas Supreme Court

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton filed a petition for review requesting the Texas Supreme Court to reverse Texas’s San Antonio-based Fourth Court of Appeals’ ruling in favor of San Antonio ISD and issue an injunction against the district’s unlawful vaccine mandate. The Texas Supreme Court temporarily halted enforcement of the district’s vaccine mandate last October after Attorney General Paxton sued San Antonio ISD for violating Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-39, which prohibits government entities from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. But the Fourth […]

Paxton Joins Amicus Brief to Defend College Athletics and Prevent Disastrous Outcomes From New Federal Court Ruling on Title IX 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Ohio-led cert-stage amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, pushing back against the wrongly-decided Title IX ruling from the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The decision from the Sixth Circuit would transform long understood and respected requirements under Title IX into implausibly high standards that threaten both male and female collegiate athletics. Title IX requires colleges and universities to strive for equality between sexes in […]

Paxton’s Law Enforcement Defense Division Wins Major Trial in Case that Went Up to U.S. Supreme Court 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

A jury sided with a law enforcement officer represented by Attorney General Paxton’s Law Enforcement Defense Division in a case that went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. McCoy v. Alamu resulted from an inmate throwing an object at the officer, prompting the officer to respond using chemical spray to regain control of the situation. The inmate alleged excessive use of force. The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit initially […]