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Sen. Cruz: Google Subjects the American People to Overt Censorship and Covert Manipulation

Chairs hearing investigating Google’s pattern of political bias and censorship WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, today convened a hearing titled, “Google and Censorship through Search Engines.” The hearing will focus on political bias and censorship by Google, and will include testimony from a representative from Google and Dennis Prager of PragerU. Livestream of Sen. Cruz’s hearing may be viewedhere. As chairman, […]

Sen. Cruz: Google Is a Monopoly That Is Abusing Its Power

reviews Google censorship subcommittee hearing with Fox & Friends WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, appeared on Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss today’s investigative hearing on Google and Big Tech censorship. As chairman, Sen. Cruz held a hearing in April with representatives from Facebook and Twitter, where he addressed concerns over social media bias and censorship. “Today, I’m chairing a […]

Olson Statement On Dem Resolution

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat politically motivated resolution on the House floor today: “While I did not support the president’s comments and publicly asked him to disavow them; this resolution only makes the U.S. House more divided on party lines and more poisonous. Instead of playing politics and wasting floor time, let’s work together – Democrats and Republicans – on the real issues most Americans care about:  […]

Olson Announces High School Student Congressional App Challenge

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) invited TX-22 middle and high school students to participate in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. This app challenge is designed to challenge student’s creativity and encourage their participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. “It’s an honor to once again host this year’s congressional app-building challenge for our Texas middle and high school students,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “The technology field is constantly changing and growing, and […]

FEMA grants $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, an eligible nonprofit organization, for repair and replacement at several facilities following Hurricane Harvey. The archdiocese covers 10 counties and a geographic area of 8,800 square miles. Many of the organization’s churches, schools, offices and playground covers were repaired after the storm. Appliances, playground equipment and office and school furniture were replaced with the grant money. […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn on Committee Approval of Charles Eskridge as U.S. District Judge in Houston

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved of the nomination of Charles Eskridge to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston: “I am grateful my colleagues on the committee favorably reported Charles for the federal bench in Houston,” Sen. Cruz said. “His principled commitment to the rule of law and remarkable legal expertise […]

Sen. Cruz to Congressional Democrats: The Crisis on the Border Is Real and It’s Overwhelming Texas Communities

Demands congressional Democrats take action to increase the number of federal judges, close loopholes, support border agents who protect the southern border WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday delivered remarks on the Senate floor describing his recent trip to the southern border, where he witnessed the existing security and humanitarian crisis firsthand. Then he called on congressional Democrats to acknowledge the ongoing situation at the border as a crisis, and solve the […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Wins National Communications Award

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s office recently won first place at the National Association of Government Communicators’ (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards for its February 2018 edition of Fiscal Notes: A Storm to Remember — Hurricane Harvey and the Texas Economy. In the special report on Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest storms in American history, Fiscal Notes analyzed a wide variety of data to estimate the net economic impact of the storm: a net loss of […]

Port Aransas’s Warmth and Atmosphere Continue to Attract Visitors

Family fun at the beach is a key attraction at Port Aransas - photo courtesy Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce

By George Slaughter PORT ARANSAS—This beach community, located about 200 miles southwest of Katy, has long been a historic site. Spanish explorers discovered the area in 1519 and Karankawa Indians likely lived here before that, according to experts consulted by the Port Aransas Museum. Yet Port A, as locals call it, is also contemporary, and has made impressive strides towards putting Hurricane Harvey into its history, if not its rearview mirror. “It was definitely an […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Cuellar, Gonzalez, Vela Support Federal Disaster Declaration After RGV Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), and Filemon Vela (D-Texas), today penned a letter to President Trump urging for a federal disaster declaration to be issued in response to extreme rain and severe flooding recently in the Rio Grande Valley. “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses and property damage in these areas are of […]