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Sen. Cruz Introduces Final Texas District Judge Nominee Before Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday introduced Drew Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi. Tipton’s confirmation will fill the last vacancy in Texas. Since 2017, the Senate has confirmed 20 judges for the state. As Sen. Cruz said: “Drew’s experiences as a trial advocate and his deep history with the Southern District make him a strong and […]

Sen. Cruz Denounces Left’s Radical Pro-Abortion Statements, Defends the Right to Life for the Unborn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, this week participated in a full committee hearing focused on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, where he denounced Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion statements and defended the need to protect the precious lives of the unborn. On the Left’s radical pro-abortion stance, Sen. Cruz said: “The topic of this hearing, in my view, should not be the subject of reasonable disagreement. That when one […]

AG Paxton: California’s Travel Ban Undermines National Unity; Violates U.S. Constitution by Punishing Those Who Respect Religious Liberty  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an original action against the State of California in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to strike down California’s travel ban for states that uphold First Amendment protections for religious liberty. California added Texas to the ban on state-funded travel after the Texas Legislature implemented a law allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to decline placements that violated their religious beliefs. Texas respects and honors the religious […]

Sen. Cruz to Twitter: ‘The Ayatollah and Any American Companies Providing Him Assistance Are Entirely Subject to U.S. Sanctions Law’

Calls for Twitter to end its services to the Iranian regime WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey calling on the company to end its services to members of the Iranian regime, including the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif – both sanctioned by the Trump administration. […]

Sen. Cruz Calls on ICAO to Include Taiwan in International Response to Coronavirus

ICAO must begin coordinating with Taiwan; end political censorship HOUSTON, Texas – As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout China and around the world, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, this week sent a letter calling on the Secretary General of the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to fully include Taiwan – a country ICAO has systematically […]

AG Paxton Defends Electoral College at Fifth Circuit  

AUSTIN – On behalf of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott, Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick today defended the time-honored Electoral College system at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Texas’s method of appointing presidential electors is consistent with the U.S. Constitution’s command that “each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in […]

Sen. Cruz on President Trump’s State of the Union Address: Everyone in Congress Ought to Stand and Applaud the Victories Achieved for the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the State of the Union address, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss the victories Republicans in Congress and President Trump have achieved for the American people, as well as his Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. Highlights are below. WATCH: CRUZ ON HANNITY: President Trump Delivered a Powerful SOTU Highlighting Victories for All Americans The Economy Is Benefiting Hardworking Men and Women Across the Country: “I thought […]

Olson Statement on Conclusion of Impeachment Trial & Acquittal of President Trump

Washington, DC — Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump resulting in a full acquittal: “For months, the work of the American people has been sidelined by a partisan agenda to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. Instead of working to secure the border, rebuild our infrastructure and expand energy independence, we’ve seen a divisive and calculated attempt to remove a duly […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘The Economic Growth We’ve Seen Under President Trump Has Benefitted All Americans, And We Need to Keep it Going’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after President Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address: “Thanks to the leadership of President Trump, his administration, and Republicans in Congress, Americans from every walk of life are experiencing the lowest unemployment in 50 years, higher wages, and more opportunities than ever before. Today, we have the lowest African American unemployment that has ever been recorded, the lowest Hispanic unemployment […]

President Trump Touts Cruz-School Choice and Workforce Development Bill in State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During his State of the Union Address, President Trump highlighted U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, legislation to help workers and families access the education and skills they need to thrive in a 21st century economy. Specifically, the legislation provides a federal tax credits for donations to state-run educational scholarships, and expand elementary and secondary education, as well as access to apprenticeships and postsecondary workforce education for students […]