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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Biden Administration Extending COVID Restrictions for US Land Ports of Entry

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced an extension of COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential travel through U.S. land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico: “Amid a growing illegal immigration crisis on our southern border, President Biden is continuing to prevent lawful, legitimate border crossings by extending these restrictions. Our border communities like Laredo, El Paso, McAllen, and Brownsville are suffering immensely because important land ports of entry remain […]

Emergency Order Issued to Restrict Movement of Deer from Breeding Facilities Where CWD has Been Detected

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has issued an “emergency order” to impose additional movement and testing restrictions on deer breeding facilities that are affiliated with six deer breeding facilities where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been positively detected.  Existing rules already restrict the movement of deer from 264 sites in 95 counties that are directly linked to these CWD-positive facilities, but further measures are necessary given the gravity of this situation. TPWD and Texas […]

Court Issues Nationwide Preliminary Injunction, Blocking Biden Administration’s Pause on New Oil and Gas Leases

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton announced that a district judge has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Biden Administration’s oil and gas leasing moratorium, which intended to put a pause on the sale of new oil and gas leases on federal public lands and offshore waters by an executive order issued January 27, 2021. The executive order was a clear violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and the Mineral Leasing Act. […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Attorney General Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made a noteworthy arrest last week. In Kerr County, Christopher Cuellar, 29, of Kerrville, was arrested on three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 6, three counts of Indecency with a Child by Contact and two counts of Promotion of Child Pornography on June 10. This case was received as a referral from a proactive ICAC investigator in North Carolina where Cuellar discussed the promotion of child pornography on […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Applauding Constitutional Carry in Texas

Senator Ted Cruz

‘ This groundbreaking piece of legislation is a victory for the Second Amendment’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the seven pro-Second Amendment bills, including constitutional carry, signed into law in Texas by Governor Greg Abbott: “Thanks to the Texas Legislature and Governor Abbott, constitutional carry is now the law of the land for the Lone Star State. This groundbreaking piece of legislation is a victory for […]

Sen. Cruz: Democrats Want to ‘Strike Down Any State Laws Protecting Human Life’

Senator Ted Cruz

Delivers opening remarks at Senate Judiciary hearing slamming Democrats’ pro-abortion bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today delivered opening remarks criticizing Democrats for their radical legislation that includes protections for partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions in order to defend Roe v. Wade. Read excerpts of Sen. Cruz’s remarks below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Democrats Want to ‘Strike Down Any Law That Protects Life’ “Forty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court created […]

Sen. Cruz on the Senate Floor: ‘Joe Biden has Repeatedly Encouraged This Crisis of Illegal Immigration’ 

Senator Ted Cruz

Slams the administration for the border crisis, urges opening ports of entry for lawful border entry WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor criticizing President Biden for refusing to open ports of entry for lawful border entry while allowing illegal immigration to reach its worst point in 20 years. Read excerpts of Sen. Cruz’s remarks below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Biden Has Repeatedly Encouraged Border Crisis “We’ve got a border crisis […]

Texas A&M System to Observe New National Holiday

BRYAN/ COLLEGE-STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System will shut down Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth being designated a national holiday, Chancellor John Sharp announced Thursday. “This is a special day that originated in Texas and we’re proud to honor it,” Sharp said. President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act today, establishing June 19 as a national holiday. In recognition of the historic nature of this event, the 11 universities and eight state agencies […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Supreme Court Obamacare Decision

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act: “Today, the Supreme Court has yet again saved Obamacare. In 2012, Chief Justice Roberts tortured the law and said the unconstitutional individual mandate was a tax. In 2015, the Court adopted a contrived reading of the law to save it from imminent demise again. And today, the Supreme Court has declined to […]

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Fight to Expand States’ Antitrust Enforcement

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a multistate coalition in supporting the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would allow antitrust enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general to remain in the court they select rather than have the case moved to a court the defendant prefers. This Act would ensure that Texas could pursue relief for consumers without the delays in justice that would result if its enforcement actions were transferred to other […]