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Sen. Cruz Applauds Senate Confirmation of Trey Trainor to Be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Trey Trainor to be a member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC): “I’ve known Trey for more than two decades and, during that time, he has been a friend and an effective advocate for the rule of law. He is a Texan and a talented lawyer with deep experience in the issues […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Let States Approve and Distribute Diagnostic Tests During Public Health Emergency

Right to Test Act will address testing delays; allow states to more rapidly respond to evolving needs of their communities as America works to defeat COVID-19 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As states begin to safely re-open and Americans return to work, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Right to Test Act – legislation to let states approve and distribute diagnostic tests when the state or federal government has declared a public health emergency. Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), […]

AG Paxton Files Appeal Urging the Fifth Circuit to Block    Unlawful Expansion of Mail-In Voting    

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, opposing a ruling by a federal court in San Antonio that allows anyone to vote by mail using protections specifically created to aid those with a true disability or illness that renders them incapable of voting in-person.      “Mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Two-thirds of all election fraud cases prosecuted […]

AG Paxton Issues Statement on District Court Order Unlawfully Permitting Voting by Mail  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton today issued this statement following the order from a San Antonio district judge:   “The district court’s opinion ignores the evidence and disregards well-established law. We will seek immediate review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.”    

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Remembering the Lives Lost in Santa Fe Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement to honor the lives lost at Santa Fe High School two years ago: “Two years ago, the community of Santa Fe was forever changed. A deranged student took the lives of eight students and two teachers and left many others badly wounded. “While that day was darkened with heartbreak, it was also a day of incredible bravery and unity – from the first responders who rushed to the scene […]

Texas and West Virginia Lead 18-State Coalition Urging the Ninth Circuit to Block Order Delaying Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects Nationwide  

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led 16 other states in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, decrying a district court’s decision to enjoin not just the Keystone Pipeline project, but also a nationwide permit that would advance new oil and gas pipelines in every state, regardless of their length, purpose or minimal environmental effects. The decision was not just overbroad, it was not requested by any parties in this case. […]

Olson Opposes Democrat Power Grab

Washington, DC — Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after voting in opposition to a dangerous resolution proposed by Democrats that would destroy centuries of tradition by instilling a partisan vote-by-proxy in the House of Representatives: “Challenging times are no excuse to upend our constitutional and sacred duty to do the job we were elected to do. The resolution proposed by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats today to allow voting-by-proxy is a bald-faced […]

Olson Opposes Democrat Power Grab

Washington, DC — Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after voting in opposition to a dangerous resolution proposed by Democrats that would destroy centuries of tradition by instilling a partisan vote-by-proxy in the House of Representatives: “Challenging times are no excuse to upend our constitutional and sacred duty to do the job we were elected to do. The resolution proposed by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats today to allow voting-by-proxy is a bald-faced […]

Olson Takes Stand Against Reckless Liberal Wish List

Washington, DC — Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted against a $3 trillion partisan spending bill that will not responsibly give American families the help they need. The 1,800-page bill, deceptively packaged by House Democrats as COVID-19 economic aid, was drafted without Republican input and contained numerous provisions unrelated to COVID-19. “During a global crisis, the American people deserve and expect a government that responds thoughtfully and responsibly,” Olson stated. “This radical, partisan wish list is a Trojan […]

Sens. Cruz, Colleagues Urge Secretary of State and Treasury Secretary to Protect American Businesses and Assess Ivanishvili’s Ties to Russia and Iran  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with Reps. Jodey C. Arrington (R-Texas) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin requesting a briefing in response to concerns about governance issues in Georgia, specifically Georgian illicit financial ties to America’s rivals and enemies, including ties with Iran, that threaten U.S. national security and […]