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July 20, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: There Is Simply No State in the Union That Supports the Military the Way Texas Does

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined KTRH’s ‘The Michael Berry Show,’ to discuss the Army’s selection of Austin, Texas to host the new Army Futures Command, his resolution to denounce Democrats’ radical calls to abolish ICE, and President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 20, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Will Hurd NYT Piece Leaves Out Hurd's Abdication On Protecting Us From Russian Interference

Congressman Hurd yesterday published a high-profile opinion piece for the New York Times, on the subject of Russian interference in American elections on behalf of Republicans and Donald Trump. On the same day the piece was published Congressman Hurd: • Skipped a House Intelligence Committee vote to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki Summit; Republicans present voted to block the subpoena.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

July 20, 2018

Texas Values: Federal Court Should Uphold Texas Law Protecting Human Dignity of Aborted Children

This week, Judge David A. Ezra of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas heard oral arguments of Whole Woman’s Health v. Smith, a lawsuit challenging measures that recognize the human dignity of aborted children.

From Texas Values

July 20, 2018

Representative Ted Poe: Poe/Olson Amendment Passes House- Steps Taken To Save Battleship Texas

This week, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 6147, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017, which included an amendment offered by Congressmen Poe and Olson.

From Representative Ted Poe

July 20, 2018

Texas Workforce Commission: Texas Economy Adds 27,200 Positions in June

The Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June, which marked 24 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 359,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 26,400 positions over the month.

From Texas Workforce Commission

July 19, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Surpasses 28,000 Doors Knocked in #SD19 Special Election

Today, the Roland Gutierrez for State Senate campaign announced that as of close of business yesterday its paid canvass program surpassed its 28,000th door in the Special Election for Senate District 19.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 19, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Calls on Senate to Consider Russia Sanctions

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called on the Senate to consider tougher sanctions on Russia. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “My concern with this resolution is that it is purely a symbolic act.”

From Senator John Cornyn

July 19, 2018

Texas DPS: Issues Statement on Death of Retired DPS Crime Lab Director

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today issued the following statement on the death of J.D. Chastain who retired as the DPS Crime Lab Director in 1980 after a 32-year career with the department:

From Texas DPS

July 19, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Delivers Results for South and West Texas

Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) supported a Minibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) that includes several wins for the 23rd District of Texas, including: Ensuring our National Parks can remain natural treasures for years to come by increasing funding by $53 million for our National Park Service, $50 million for park operations, and a needed $175 million increase to address longstanding deferred maintenance needs;

From Representative Will Hurd

July 19, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Cornyn, Cruz, Culberson, Green Weber Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bring Houstonian Home from Vietnam

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07), led a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to use every diplomatic tool possible to bring William Nguyen home from Vietnam to America. Sixteen additional Members of Congress also signed the letter, including U.S. Representatives Al Green (TX-09), and Randy Weber (TX-14).

From Senator John Cornyn

July 19, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: The NRA Loves PEte Gallego

Today, State Representative and State Senate candidate Roland Gutierrez called out the career politician for his cozy relationship to the NRA. Gutierrez stated, "Pete took the NRA's money, took their endorsement, and voted against the bill that would have reinstated the Assault Weapons Ban just a few weeks after 20 first-graders and 6 teachers were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 19, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Votes to Support ICE

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed H. Res. 990, a resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Babin that supports the officers and personnel of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

From Representative Brian Babin

July 19, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Abolishing ICE Puts All of Us at Peril

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today spoke on the Senate floor in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging his Democratic colleagues to support the resolution he and Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced last week denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of ICE.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 18, 2018

Representative Helen Giddings: 100th Birthday of Nelson Mandela is Reason to Celebrate

July 18, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of President Nelson Mandela’s Birthday. North Texans will join the world to salute one of history’s most revered human rights activists, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for his efforts to end South African apartheid.

From Representative Helen Giddings

July 18, 2018

Texas Association of Manufacturers: Response to EPA Ozone Designation of Bexar County

The following can be attributed to Tony Bennett, president of the Texas Association of Manufacturers. “The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) is disappointed that the EPA did not accept the State of Texas’ request that Bexar County be classified as in attainment, based on challenges to the validity of the rule, as well as tremendous and ongoing improvements in air quality in Bexar County.

From Texas Association of Manufacturers

July 18, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Congratulates Former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Oldham on His Confirmation to the 5th Circuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Oldham after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Oldham is President Trump’s sixth pending or confirmed judicial nomination of a current or former staffer with the Texas attorney general’s office.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 18, 2018

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: Statement on Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Candidate Justin Nelson Fundraising Report

TLRPAC today released the following statement regarding plaintiff trial lawyer candidate Justin Nelson’s campaign finance report: “It’s no surprise that Justin Nelson would depend on his personal injury, class action and mass-tort trial lawyer colleagues to bankroll his campaign for attorney general.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC

July 18, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Confirmation of Andrew Oldham for Fifth Circuit

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Andrew Oldham to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before the vote, Sen. Cruz spoke on the Senate floor in support of his nomination.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 18, 2018

Texas Farm Bureau: Farmers Can Ill Afford Timing Of Trade Retaliation

Agriculture is bearing the brunt of retaliation by trading partners at a time when farmers can't afford it, the president of Texas Farm Bureau told a Congressional panel on Wednesday.

From Texas Farm Bureau

July 18, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Senate Confirms Any Oldham to 5th Circuit Vacancy

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) praised Andy Oldham’s credentials today on the Senate floor in advance of the vote for his confirmation to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 18, 2018

Allegheny College: 'Bipartisan Road Trip' Inspires Allegheny College To Honor Texas Congressmen Beto O-Rourke And Will Hurd With The 2018 PRize For Civility In Public Life

Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. presented the 2018 Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life to Texas Congressmen Will Hurd (R) anded Beto O’Rourke (D) for their “bipartisan road trip” last year, when the two congressmen from opposing parties livestreamed collegial discussions on the divisive issues of the day over a 1,600-mile drive from Texas to the Capitol.

From Allegheny College

July 18, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Statement on Santa Fe ISD Decision to Install Metal Detectors

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today in response to the Santa Fe Independent School District Board of Trustees vote last night to install metal detectors at the entrances to their schools before the school year begins this year. The Santa Fe Strong Safety & Security Committee made a unanimous recommendation to the Santa Fe ISD trustees that metal detectors be installed.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

July 17, 2018

Representative Bobby Guerra: Visits UTRGV Zika Research Lab

State Representative R.D. 'Bobby' Guerra met on Tuesday with University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley faculty members and took a tour of the university research facility where they are currently studying, monitoring, and surveying vector-borne diseases.

From Representative Bobby Guerra

July 17, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Democrats' Push to Abolish ICE Irresponsible, Naive

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ irresponsible movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a resolution he introduced to support ICE agents for their work to keep our communities safe.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 17, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule

Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 17, 2018

Environment Texas: New Report Tallies Texas-Sized Clean Energy

Over the past decade, Texas has increased its solar power production by a whopping 38,510 percent and its wind power production by 410 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center.

From Environment Texas

July 17, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Wraps Up Abandoned Mine Restoration Project

The Railroad Commission's Abandoned Mine Land program has completed restoration of an eight-acre abandoned uranium mine in Karnes County. Known as the Hackney Site, it was last mined in 1963 and sat abandoned for 54 years.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

July 17, 2018

Kim Olson Campaign: Texans Donate Dollars to Support Change in State Ag Leadership

In her bid to unseat the one-term incumbent, Texas Ag Commissioner candidate Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF, retired, is outraising the incumbent, Sid Miller. Recent Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) reports filed by both candidates show that Olson raised $144,898 to Miller’s $63,045 from March to June 2018.

From Kim Olson Campaign

July 17, 2018

Ken Paxton Campaign: Reports $7.2 Million Cash On Hand

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton maintains a formidable balance in his campaign finance account of $7,238,791 based on his mid-year campaign finance report filed yesterday. Paxton also reported raising $2,481,986 in political contributions during the most recent fundraising period.

From Ken Paxton Campaign

July 17, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Outraises Chip Roy in Latest Filing by Nearly Double, Reports Significant Cash on Hand Advantage

Yesterday, the Kopser for Congress Campaign announced Joseph Kopser’s July Quarterly fundraising numbers. In the period from May 3rd to June 30th, Kopser raised $395,377.75, bringing his 2nd Quarter total to $469,273.31. Kopser also reported $364,365.57 in cash on hand.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

July 17, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Reports OVer $1.1 Million in Cash on Hand; Raises Over $750,000 in Reporting Period

Justin Nelson’s campaign for Texas Attorney General raised $754,736.31 in the last reporting period. Nelson now has $1,104,966.35 cash on hand. “Texans are responding to our message of integrity versus indictment.

From Justin Nelson Campaign

July 17, 2018

Representative Ted Poe: Statement on Trump-Putin Meeting

Today, U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin: “It is good that the President met with the “Napoleon of Siberia” Putin.

From Representative Ted Poe

July 17, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Statement on Putin Summit

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

From Representative Michael McCaul

July 17, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas Law on the Humane Disposition of Fetal Remains

Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s confident that by the end of an expected weeklong trial that began in U.S. District Court today, lawyers from his office will firmly establish the constitutionality of a Texas law that provides new rules on the humane disposition of fetal remains.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 16, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Statement on Trump-Putin Meeting

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “The U.S. intelligence community has clearly concluded that Russia engaged in state-sponsored interference with the U.S. 2016 Presidential election.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

July 16, 2018

Laura Morrison Campaign: Morrison Files First Fundraising Report, Setting Up Battle Against Special Interest Money

Austin mayoral candidate Laura Morrison filed her first campaign finance report of the race today. Morrison’s campaign took in $120,294, including $92,294 in donations from more than 600 individual contributions.

From Laura Morrison Campaign

July 16, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Welcomes Luis Figueroa as First-ever Legislative & Policy Director

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is delighted to announce Luis Figueroa as our first-ever Legislative & Policy Director. In this important new role, Luis will oversee CPPP's comprehensive legislative strategy and lead our distinguished team of policy experts.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

July 16, 2018

Texas General Land Office: New Time: Bush Kicks off Multi-family Affordable Rental Property Program with Newly Released Recovery Funding

Recently Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced $250 million in available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help rehabilitate, reconstruct and construct multi-family rental homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

July 16, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Helps Pass Bill Increasing Certainty for Businesses and Local Communities through Unfunded Mandate Reform

Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped pass H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill will benefit rural underserved communities and small businesses through unfunded mandate reform.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

July 16, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'From Our Universities to Our Technology Sector, Texas Is Ready to Partner With the U.S. Army and Propel the Force Into the Future'

The U.S. Army announced that Austin, Texas has been selected as the host for the new Army Futures Command (AFC) on Friday. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the leading advocate for Texas to host the new Army Futures Command, penned a letter to Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, and a letter to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper advocating for the Army’s expansion into Texas.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 16, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Commissioner Bush Encourages Communities Affected by Recent Flooding to Participate in Survey

Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced additional Hurricane Harvey outreach efforts to gather local and regional input for the $137 million Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds available for local, regional and state planning.

From Texas General Land Office

July 16, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Polls Confirm That Collier's Strategy is Working; Grassroots Support is Surging

TODAY, Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, announces a surge in grassroots donations to be reported in campaign finance filings. With one week left in the campaign finance reporting period ended June 30, the Texas Tribune released a poll showing Collier within 6 points of Dan Patrick, triggering a surge in campaign funding for Collier.

From Mike Collier Campaign

July 16, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Jones To Take On Congressman Will Hurd In TX-23

Today, Gina Ortiz Jones announces that Senator Elizabeth Warren has endorsed her campaign. Jones, a U.S. Air Force veteran and national security expert, is running for Congress in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. Texas’ 23rd Congressional District stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and encompasses the largest shared border with Mexico of any congressional district.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

July 13, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Commends Fifth Circuit Ruling Upholding First Amendment for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Attorney General Ken Paxton praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the First Amendment rights of non-party Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops regarding its internal communications.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 13, 2018

John Bucy Campaign: Posts Strong Fundraising Numbers In HD 136, A District Won By Hillary Clinton And Rated Likely To Flip Red To Blue

In the wake of jaw-dropping fundraising for breakaway Democratic congressional candidate MJ Hegar, down-ballot candidate John Bucy, the Democratic nominee for HD 136, today announced he will report over $90,000 raised with near $70,000 cash on hand for the first half of 2018.

From John Bucy Campaign

July 13, 2018

Insurance Council of Texas: Gerik Honored with Raymond Mauk Award

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) announced Mike Gerik, executive vice president at the Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, as this year’s 2018 Raymond Mauk Leadership Award recipient. ICT presented the Mauk Leadership Award to Gerik during its 26h Annual ICT/AFACT Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium. Gerik is the twenty-first recipient of the prestigious award.

From Insurance Council of Texas

July 13, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Issues Consumer Alert on Misleading Homestead Tax Exemption Offers

Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned consumers to beware of businesses that are sending misleading letters to Texans offering a “designation of homestead” if they pay a fee. Counties make the standard homestead tax exemption available for free to property owners.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 13, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Reps Williams, McCaul, Carter and Smith Announce Austin as Army Futures Command Site

Congressmen Roger Williams (TX-25), Michael McCaul (TX-10), John Carter (TX-31) and Lamar Smith (TX-21) announced that the U.S. Army selected Austin, Texas as the site for its Futures Command Center.

From Representative Roger Williams

July 13, 2018

James Talarico Campaign: Announces Strong Fundraising on Heels of Hegar's Blockbuster Report

James Talarico, Democratic nominee for State House District 52, will report more than $118,000 in the latest fundraising period from 1,207 unique donors. The Talarico campaign will also report more than $72,000 cash on hand after expenses.

From James Talarico Campaign

July 13, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on New Army Futures Command Coming to Austin

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Army announced its new Army Futures Command Headquarters (ARFCOMHQ) will be based in Austin: “Austin’s dynamic growth, access to top research institutions like the University of Texas, and proximity to innovative tech and business industries make the city a strong choice for the new Army Futures Command,” said Sen. Cornyn.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 13, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds Army Selection of Austin to Host Futures Command

Today, the U.S. Army announced that Austin, Texas has been selected as the host for the new Army Futures Command. Following the announcement, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in support: “The Army made the right choice for Futures Command, and I have been honored to help to bring it home to Texas,” Sen. Cruz said.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 13, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Fights for Unification of Immigrant Children and Oversight of Children Shelters

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) included language in the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill markup addressing issues pertaining to immigrant family separations and unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

July 13, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Patrick Releases another Historic Fundraising Report

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will report having raised almost $4,500,000 in the fundraising period ending June 30. He currently has nearly $14,000,000 on hand.

From Dan Patrick Campaign

July 13, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton's Office, Travis County DA Margaret Moore Obtain Conviction, 40-Year Prison Sentence in Sex Trafficking Case Involving a 14-Year-Old Victim

Resulting from a joint effort by his office, the Travis County District Attorney’s office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a Travis County District Court sentenced Kedrick Nelms, 28, to 40 years in prison for sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 13, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Boozman, Cotton, Inhofe, Lankford Pen Letter to General Perna in Support of Red River Army Depot Assignment

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to General Gustave F. Perna to support the Army’s assignment of Red River Army Depot in Texas as the depot source of repair (DSOR) for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, which provides enhanced force protection, survivability, mobility, and power generation for the next generation warfighter.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 13, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sen. Cruz, Rep.s Johnson, Sessions, Ratcliffe Introduce North Texas Water Supply Security Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the North Texas Water Supply Security Act which will ensure prompt resolution of any litigation brought to challenge the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir Project in order to make certain that the project can be completed in a timely manner.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 13, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Cosponsors Resolution Supporting ICE, Denouncing Calls for Abolition

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after he introduced a resolution with 14 Republican Senate colleagues denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “The hardworking law enforcement officials at ICE are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking, child exploitation, and illegal immigration.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 13, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Releases First Ad of General Election

Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress released its first ad of the general election cycle today, “No One Had To Ask.” The ad highlights Jones’ record of service to her family, her community, and her country.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

July 13, 2018

Common Cause Texas: National Organizations Endorse Austin Democracy Dollars Proposal

Today, a group of thirteen national organizations* sent a joint letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler and all council members to express their strong support for the Democracy Dollars proposal currently being considered by council.

From Common Cause Texas

July 13, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Kennedy Introduce Resolution

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday introduced a resolution denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 13, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Statement on Certification Revenue Estimate

Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement today following Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar's update on the 2018-19 Certification Revenue Estimate: “The $2.6 Billion positive revenue estimate we received today is a direct result of the ingenuity, innovation and hard work of Texas business which thrives because of the sound conservative policies we have put in place.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

July 13, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Firefighters, Police, First-Responders Back Roland Gutierrez for Texas Senate

Today, Representative Roland Gutierrez (@RolandForTexas) announced that his campaign for Texas Senate District 19 has received the endorsement of all major San Antonio first-responder associations.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 11, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Raises Revenue Estimate by More than $2.8 Billion

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE), announcing better than expected revenue growth in fiscal 2018 and an improved economic outlook for fiscal 2019.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

July 11, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Chairs Hearing on Election Security

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the security of our election systems and other critical infrastructure.

From Representative Michael McCaul

July 11, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Hegar Distributes $759 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $759 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 11.6 percent more than in July 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

July 11, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Texas GOP is Asleep at the Wheel and Texans Get the Shaft

TODAY, Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee Mike Collier rebukes the Texas GOP for not properly preparing for the fluctuation of revenues due to changing oil prices.

From Mike Collier Campaign

July 11, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Votes to Give Congress a Role in New Tariffs

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after voting for a motion that would give Congress a role in the Administration’s imposition of tariffs on imports related to national security:

From Senator John Cornyn

July 11, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Kicks Off Multi-Family Affordable Rental Property Program With Newly Released Recovery Funding

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced $250 million in available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help rehabilitate, reconstruct and construct multi-family rental homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

July 10, 2018

Cantey Hanger LLP: Stephen L. Tatum, Jr. joins Cantey Hanger LLP as Partner

Stephen L. Tatum, Jr., most recently a Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner. He will advise clients in matters involving the environment, energy, and eminent domain, as well as government and regulatory matters.

From Cantey Hanger LLP

July 10, 2018

Texas Alliance for Safe Communities: Risk Assessment Tools: All Risk, Little Reward

The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities today issued the following press release outlining the growing concerns surrounding the use of risk assessment tools in determining the fate of criminal defendants.

From Texas Alliance for Safe Communities

July 10, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Chairman Craddick Convenes Energy Industry to Address Human Trafficking

Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick yesterday joined Governor Greg Abbott's Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) and energy industry representatives to raise awareness about human trafficking and how the energy industry can work to prevent and address the issue in Texas. The meeting was hosted by the Texas Oil and Gas Association in Austin.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

July 10, 2018

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Statement on Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court

President Trump promised to only appoint biased justices committed to overturning Roe v. Wade, and his nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has already demonstrated that he will work to block access to safe, legal abortion.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

July 10, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Judge Kavanaugh a 'Thoughtful and Willing Public Servant'

Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last night, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward today on the Senate floor.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 10, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Gutierrez Challenges Gallego to Return GEO Contributions

Last night at a Tejano Democrats Endorsement Meeting in San Antonio, Representative Roland Gutierrez called out Pete Gallego for accepting at least $5,000 from GEO Group, the private prison group running some of the detention centers housing separated toddlers.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 10, 2018

Texas Workforce Commission: After Near Decade of Leadership and Twenty Years of Public Service, TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar Announces Resignation

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar today announced his retirement from state service effective July 31.

From Texas Workforce Commission

July 10, 2018

Senator Donna Campbell: Statement on President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

"I applaud President Trump's prompt decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to serve as Justice Kennedy's replacement on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is an experienced jurist who respects the U.S. Constitution.

From Senator Donna Campbell

July 10, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Applauds Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an outstanding choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

From Representative Brian Babin

July 10, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 14-State Brief Challenging Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Leading a coalition of 14 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

From Office of the Attorney General

July 10, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Statement in Support of the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “By any measure, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected federal judges in the country and I look forward to supporting his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 10, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after President Trump announced he will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: “Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the bench.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 10, 2018

Texas Values: President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brings Hope for the Future of Religious Freedom

tatement on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee: “Texas Values applauds President Trump's selection of Brent Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

From Texas Values

July 10, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: “Brett Kavanaugh is an extraordinarily well-qualified Supreme Court nominee, in the mold of Justice Gorsuch, President Trump’s superb first pick for the high court.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 10, 2018

Senator Boris Miles: Works to Include Sunnyside in Zika Abatement Debris Removal Service

Senator Borris Miles worked with Mayor Sylvester Turner to include Sunnyside in the program to clean illegal dumpsites through the Zika Abatement Debris Removal Service.

From Senator Boris Miles

July 10, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Warns San Antonio Against Circumventing Texas Law on Paid Sick Leave

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today cautioned San Antonio city leaders about Texas law that preempts municipalities from enacting ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick leave.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 9, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Latest Poll Confirms Collier Surging

TODAY, a poll released by the Conservative outlet, Breitbart shows Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier within two points of Republican Dan Patrick.

From Mike Collier Campaign

July 9, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Discusses the Supreme Court Vacancy Ahead of Tonight's Announcement

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the President’s upcoming announcement on his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and the Senate’s confirmation process moving forward.

From Senator John Cornyn

July 9, 2018

MJ Hegar Campaign: Badass Democratic Candidate MJ Hegar Raises over $1.1 Million in 2nd Fundraising Quarter

Today, MJ Hegar, Air Force combat veteran, announced that she raised an impressive $1.1 million dollars in the second fundraising quarter of 2018, with over $750,000 coming in the 10 days after the release of her viral video “Doors”.

From MJ Hegar Campaign

July 9, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Report: Gutierrez Only Progressive Running in SD-19

Today, a study completed by Mark Jones of Rice University's Baker Institute highlighted Pete Gallego's consistent failure to stand up for Democratic values, with a vote record as one of the most conservative Democrats in the Texas Legislature and in Congress.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 9, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: Approved Financial Assistance Totaling $1,300,000 for Texas Communities

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $1,300,000 for Texas communities. Of this funding, $800,000 was approved for a rural water project.

From Texas Water Development Board

July 9, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Air Force Veteran Gina Ortiz Jones Raises Over $1.2M in Q2

With four months remaining until Election Day, Gina Ortiz Jones’ campaign for Congress is on track to far exceed previous democratic fundraising totals in TX-23 from dating back to 2006 when the district was first drawn.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

July 9, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Statement Regarding President Trump's Disaster Declaration in Response to Rio Grande Valley Flooding

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump's issuance of a federal disaster declaration for Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in response to recent significant flooding:

From Texas General Land Office

July 6, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition in Brief to Prevent Texas from Becoming a Sanctuary State for Abortions

Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit defending the federal government’s refusal to facilitate abortions for unlawfully-present minor aliens who were apprehended while attempting to enter the country.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 6, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Highlights TX-23 BBQ Pitmasters in New Video Series

Recently, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the first video of a new social media video series highlighting entrepreneurs and small business owners that make the 23rd District of Texas unique.

From Representative Will Hurd

July 6, 2018

Texas General Land Office: The Alamo Announces Second Alamo Roadshow

The Alamo will hit the road on Tuesday, July 10 for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow. The first Alamo Roadshow visited 10 cities in April, ranging from Abilene to Laredo. The roadshow will stop in three cities, inviting Texans to learn about the ongoing preservation work happening at the state's most well-known historic site.

From Texas General Land Office

July 6, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Disaster Supplemental Funding Plan Awarding Nearly $5 Billion to Texas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement of its Disaster Supplemental Funding Plan to provide almost $5 billion in federal support to the state of Texas. This funding was provided through the $89.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed by Congress in February.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 6, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Applauds USACE Funding For Coastal Barrier Protection

On Thursday, July 5, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released nearly $4 billion for construction of a levee system from Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay. This project is part of the USACE’s Long Term Disaster Relief Investment Plan and provides for a segment of the greater coastal barrier protection system.

From Representative Randy Weber

July 5, 2018

Environment Texas: Statement on Resignation of EPA's Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump announced today via Twitter that he has accepted the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. In response, Brian Zabcik, Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas, released this statement:

From Environment Texas

July 5, 2018

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers: Comments on Scott Pruitt Announcement

From John Tintera, President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers: "Under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tenure, we have seen positive and constructive measures to restore power to the states through cooperative federalism, and adhering to the rule of law.

From Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

July 5, 2018

Texas DPS: Inspects Nearly 8,000 Commercial Vehicles During Roadcheck

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 7,980 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2018, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort took place from June 5-7, and included DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers, specially trained Highway Patrol Troopers, civilian inspectors, compliance review investigators and local partner agencies.

From Texas DPS

July 5, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: 48 Texas Gas Stations Agree to Refund Consumers for Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Consumer Protection Division finalized settlements with 48 Texas gas stations accused of price gouging during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 5, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'When It Comes to This Supreme Court Nomination, President Trump Can Have It All by Nominating Mike Lee'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) penned an op-ed for Fox News expressing his support for the nomination of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the op-ed, Sen. Cruz highlights Sen. Lee’s track record of success and proven dedication to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and argues that nominating Sen. Lee to the Supreme Court would be a defining moment for President Trump’s legacy.

From Senator Ted Cruz

July 5, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Raises More Than $1 Million in Q2

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, announced that she raised more than $1 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2018, entering July with nearly $800,000 cash on hand.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

July 3, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Named NDAA Conferee

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was selected by Speaker Paul Ryan to be a member of the House-Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

From Representative Michael McCaul

July 3, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Seeks Removal of 8 People Who Unlawfully Hold Positions on City of Austin's Planning Commission

Attorney General Ken Paxton today obtained approval from a state district court in Travis County to proceed with a quo warranto action asking for the removal of all individuals who unlawfully hold positions on the city of Austin’s planning commission.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 3, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Thanks Lt. Gov. For Supporting Santa Fe

On Monday, July 2, 2018, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced his donation of 10 metal detectors to be given to Santa Fe, pending school board approval. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement:

From Representative Randy Weber

July 3, 2018

Roland Gutierrez Campaign: Gutierrez Out-Raises Entire Senate District 19 Candidate Field

Representative Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) reported $183,702 raised with $196,200.10 cash-on-hand on his campaign's 30-day financial report submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. These totals include funds raised only through June 21st, alone.

From Roland Gutierrez Campaign

July 3, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Names Former Supreme Court Clerk Zina Bash Senior Counsel on His Executive Leadership Team

Attorney General Ken Paxton today named Zina Bash senior counsel on the executive leadership team of his office. Previously, Bash served in the Trump administration as Special Assistant to the President for regulatory reform, legal and immigration policy.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 3, 2018

Insurance Council of Texas: Hot Dry Summer Sets Stage for Potentially Dangerous Wildfire Season

An early start of scorching temperatures and a lack of rainfall is placing much of Texas under high wildfire conditions. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) has identified many areas of Texas, including central Texas, and portions of north and southwestern Texas, as being under moderate to severe drought and at risk of danger for wildfires.

From Insurance Council of Texas

July 3, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Warns 11 Cities Their Bag Bans Are Illegal

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued letters to 11 Texas cities that the Texas Supreme Court identified as banning plastics bags in violation of state law. These letters inform the cities of the recent Texas Supreme Court ruling that declared Laredo’s bag ban illegal. The Texas Supreme Court recognized that state law forbids cities from imposing their waste management duties and costs on citizens and retailers.

From Office of the Attorney General

July 2, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Looks Forward to Working with New Mexican President

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Mexican Presidency election results: “Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on winning the election and becoming the next President of Mexico. Mexico is one of our most important allies and we value our relationship.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

July 2, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Patrick's 10 Metal Detector Purchase is a Stunt

TODAY, after Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced plans to personally pay for metal detectors for Santa Fe ISD, while waiting until the next legislative session to address security concerns in other Texas school districts, Democratic challenger Mike Collier issued the following statement:

From Mike Collier Campaign

July 2, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Announces Donation of Metal Detectors to Santa Fe ISD

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today he will donate up to 10 metal detectors to the Santa Fe Independent School District so the school district can update the security of its entry ways before school starts in August, pending approval by the local school board.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

July 2, 2018

Senator Konni Burton: Joins AG Ken Paxton in Calling on Fort Worth ISD to Provide Public Access to Curriculum

State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) adds her voice to concerns over parents’ inability to access their students’ human sexuality teaching materials in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD).

From Senator Konni Burton

June 29, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Scudder and Collier Talk Education, Budget At Town Hall

Rural Northeast Texas voters packed two rooms at Texas A&M Commerce to talk public education, property taxes, and healthcare with Democratic State Senate, District 2, nominee Kendall Scudder and Lt. Governor nominee Mike Collier.

From Mike Collier Campaign

June 29, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Votes in Support of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement upon casting a vote in support of the Senate’s 2019 Farm Bill: “Agriculture and farming are vital to the fabric of our nation, and are an enduring legacy of the great state of Texas. Resources like crop insurance provide farmers with an economic safety net for their efforts to feed and supply their fellow Americans, in good times and bad, and ensure food security for our nation.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 29, 2018

Representative Drew Springer: Despicable Characterization of Law Enforcement

On Monday the 25th, the Amarillo Globe-News and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal both chose to publish a cartoon portraying a police officer shooting an African-American child in the back.

From Representative Drew Springer

June 29, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Lauds SCOTUS Decision to Uphold First and Fourth Amendments

Attorney General Ken Paxton today lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in support of Mary Anne Sause, who alleges that Colorado law enforcement officers told her that she did not have the right to pray in her own residence after the officers’ investigation into a noise complaint had concluded.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 29, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Issues Letter to Fort Worth ISD Demanding Public Access to Curriculum and Protection of Parental Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton today dispatched a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) requesting a full and complete copy of the district’s human sexuality curriculum after the district repeatedly denied parents access to these public documents. Parents reported that not only were their records requests denied, but their children were prohibited from bringing a copy of their textbooks home for review or from taking photos of the curriculum.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 28, 2018

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: 'Zero Tolerance' Operation Raises Spectre of Local Immigration Enforcement

On Saturday, the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office carried out a ‘zero tolerance’ traffic enforcement operation in the heavily Hispanic Del Valle community located in western Bastrop County. The operation resulted in 63 people being pulled over, 24 arrests and 13 transfers to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the Austin American-Statesman.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

June 28, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Welcomes Hilary Barrett As Campaign Manager

Today, Joseph Kopser’s campaign for Congress in TX-21 announced the hiring of Hilary Barrett as Campaign Manager. The Kopser campaign released the following statement: “As we enter the next phase of building a new model of representation for all citizens of TX21, we are building the team to deliver new ideas to Washington and a new commitment to the district.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

June 28, 2018

Representative Brian Babin: Votes to Continue Restoration of American Military Strength

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin today voted to continue the restoration of American military strength with the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 6157). H.R. 6157 nearly matches President Trump’s request for the Department of Defense base discretionary defense spending, providing our Armed Forces with a total of $674.6 billion in funding.

From Representative Brian Babin

June 28, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Supports Troops through Defense Funding

Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted with his colleagues in support of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Defense Appropriations Act which funds the necessary resources for our armed forces to keep Americans safe, modernizes training and equipment, and gives our men and women in uniform their biggest pay raise in nine years. Additionally, this bipartisan funding package: Increases base funding for our military

From Representative Will Hurd

June 28, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Introduces SNAP Work Requirement Amendment to Farm Bill

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to introduce an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would add work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) who meet certain criteria and would create a revised process for compliance.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 28, 2018

RAICES: Launches "National Families Together Hotline" To Locate Separated Families

RAICES is proud to announce our “National Families Together Hotline” (866)-ESTAMOS (866-378-2667) to reunite families who have been separated upon entry to the United States. The National Families Together Hotline will be staffed by volunteers from 9am- 5pm CST but callers will be able to call and leave voicemails 24 hours a day.

From RAICES

June 28, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Sens. Cruz, Lee Propose Strengthening Work Requirements in Senate Farm Bill

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced an amendment to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which would remove state SNAP waivers, strengthen work requirements, and eliminate the treatment of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) as a separate population from other work-capable adults.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 28, 2018

Anti-Defamation League: More Texas College Campuses Targeted Bt White Supremacists Than Campuses In Any Other State

White supremacist groups continued to escalate their propaganda campaign targeting U.S. college campuses, with incidents increasing by 77 percent during the 2017-2018 academic year, and most of those incidents occurred in Texas, according to new data released today by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

From Anti-Defamation League

June 27, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Participates in Fact-Finding Forum on Credit Card Skimmers

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today participated in a fact-finding forum to explore ways Texas can protect gas stations, banks and consumers against credit card skimming.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 27, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Appears on Fox News Following Justice Kennedy's Retirement Announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino’ following Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 27, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on Justice Anthony Kennedy Retirement

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today made the following statement after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court: “Justice Kennedy has had a long and noteworthy legal career, bringing a keen intellect to analyzing each case before him.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 27, 2018

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Issues Initial Guidance on Remote Seller Sales Tax Decision by U.S. Supreme Court

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued initial guidance on the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota, commonly referred to as Wayfair.

From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

June 27, 2018

Texas Values: Justice Kennedy's Retirement Gives New Life to the Values Movement

Statement on Justice Kennedy's retirement: “Justice Kennedy's retirement breathes new life into the pro-life and religious freedom movements across the country. We expect President Trump to appoint, and the Senate to quickly confirm, another constitutional conservative to the bench.” - Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney for Texas Values.

From Texas Values

June 27, 2018

Cross Oak Group: Welcomes Tom Holloway As Partner

The Cross Oak Group is pleased to announce that Tom Holloway will be joining the Austin-based public affairs firm as its newest partner.

From Cross Oak Group

June 27, 2018

Senator Konni Burton: Applauds United States Supreme Court Decision On Cell Phone Location Data Privacy

In her continued defense of the peoples’ constitutional rights, State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) expressed wholehearted support for the United States Supreme Court's decision in Carpenter v. United States that held that the Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unwarranted searches of their cellular device records.

From Senator Konni Burton

June 27, 2018

Texas Gang Investigators Association: Award Judge of the Year

The Texas Gang Investigators Association (TGIA) has served Texas since 1991. TGIA is a not-for-profit volunteer organization made up of law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole and prosecution professionals who focus on gang related crimes such as human trafficking and drug-related or violent crimes.

From Texas Gang Investigators Association

June 27, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Commends SCOTUS Ruling: Non-Union Workers Cannot Be Forced to Subsidize Union Speech to Keep Their Job

Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions: “It’s been a common refrain of mine for years: compelled political speech through compulsory union dues is incompatible with this nation’s bedrock principles of individual liberty.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 27, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: The Silence is Deafening

TODAY, Before a campaign stop this evening in Waco, TX, Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, offers the following reaction to the latest poll data released by The Texas Tribune. The poll shows Texans on both sides of the aisle are overwhelming dissatisfied with the state’s handling of the public school system.

From Mike Collier Campaign

June 27, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Texas Ranks 43rd in Latest National Rankings of Child Well-Being

Texas children cannot afford to have an inaccurate census count, as the data would have major consequences for their health, wellness, education and economic opportunity.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

June 27, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: John Culberson Must Answer For Expected Spikes in Texas Health Insurance Rates

Placing the blame squarely on Republican lawmakers, three Texas health insurance companies have announced that they are likely to raise insurance premiums drastically over the next year.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign

June 27, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO: Statement on Janus: Labor Unions Here to Stay

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay today issued this statement in the wake of the 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 to shift into reverse and rig rules against working people: "Labor unions are here to stay."

From Texas AFL-CIO

June 27, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Responds to CBO's 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to the 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook report released yesterday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released. According to the CBO, federal debt held by the public will approach 100 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next 10 years and 152 percent of GDP by 2048—far surpassing any amount of debt our country has ever held.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 26, 2018

Senator John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: Urge President to Grant Federal Disaster Declaration for South Texas Flooding

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to President Trump today in support of Governor Abbott’s request for a federal disaster declaration after extreme flooding ravaged South Texas last week. “The Governor and local officials have informed us that the losses in the Rio Grande Valley, particularly in Cameron and Hidalgo counties, are of a magnitude that is beyond the response capability of the state and local government,” they wrote.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 26, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Provides Update on Current Immigration Issue at U.S. - Mexico Border

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released an update on the current immigration issue at the U.S.-Mexico border. This document includes Congressman Cuellar’s appropriations language on detention centers from fiscal year 2015 through 2019.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Praises U.S. Supreme Court Ruling that Protects the Unborn and Upholds Free Speech Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton praised today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a California law requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post signs about taxpayer-funded abortions. The Reproductive FACT Act forced pregnancy centers to convey a message that directly contradicts their deeply held religious beliefs and mission, which is to provide care for expectant mothers.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 26, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: RRC Chairman Craddick and PUC Chairman Walker Working to Ensure Availability of Natural Gas for Reliable Electric Service this Summer

Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick and Public Utility Commission Chairman DeAnn Walker are urging natural gas pipeline operators and electric generation plant operators to work together to ensure availability of pipeline transmission capacity to meet electric generation needs at times of peak demand during the hot Texas summer.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

June 26, 2018

Homeland Security Committee: McCaul Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Enhanced Vetting

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump's Proclamation 9645 Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.

From Homeland Security Committee

June 26, 2018

Texas Impact: Muslim Travel Ban Decision: "Green Light to Discriminate"

Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy are horrified by the United States Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Trump Administration's ban on travel to the U.S. from 8 countries, most of which are majority-Muslim.

From Texas Impact

June 26, 2018

Center for Public Policy Priorities: Over a Dozen Texas Groups Urge State Leaders to Fix Medicaid Managed Care

Today 17 Texas organizations working on health care, children's issues, or policy related to people with disabilities sent a letter to state leaders expressing their concern about Texans' struggles to access health care under the state's Medicaid managed care system.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities

June 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton's Office Makes Arrest; Charges 3 Individuals with 18 Offenses in 2016 City of Hidalgo Voter Fraud Scheme

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Marcela Gutierrez following his office’s investigation of a voter assistance fraud scheme that took place during the 2016 city of Hidalgo runoff election.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 26, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Praises Supreme Court Decision on Vetting Procedures for Entry Into the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s September proclamation setting forth vetting procedures and travel restrictions for entry into the United States from nations where terrorism continues to pose a serious threat.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 26, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: J Street PAC Endorses Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21

This week, J Street PAC announced their endorsement of Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21. J Street released the following statement: “As an Army veteran who served in Iraq and a technology executive with experience in defense, Joseph Kopser understands that the United States and Israel have a special relationship.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

June 26, 2018

Texas Civil Rights Collaborative: Condemns Supreme Court Affirmance of Trump Travel Ban As A Blow To Human Rights And A Sanctioning Of Religious Prejudice

The Texas Civil Rights Collaborative today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmance of the Trump Administration’s travel ban a blow to human rights and a sanctioning of religious prejudice against the Muslim community.

From Texas Civil Rights Collaborative

June 26, 2018

Texas Values: Supreme Court Pro-Life, Free Speech Victory; Impacts Texas

Victory! Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a 2015 California Law which targeted the free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers.

From Texas Values

June 26, 2018

Senator Jane Nelson: Announces Mental Health Initiative

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today announced plans for legislation to strengthen the state's mental health system. "Especially in light of recent tragedies, we need to expand our efforts to connect individuals with mental health issues to the services they need," Senator Nelson said.

From Senator Jane Nelson

June 26, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold President Trump's Travel Ban

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban: “I’m pleased but hardly surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban. We were confident all along that the executive order on immigration is a lawful exercise of the president’s statutorily authorized executive power over foreign affairs and national security.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 26, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign: Texas Insurers to Raise Rates as a Result of Rep. Hurd's Washington Sabotage

Just a few months after Congressman Hurd voted for the Washington Republican Tax Scam, Texans are about to feel the consequences again: this time, in the form of proposed health care premium hikes. Texas insurers are proposing increases ranging from 19.9% to 33.8%.

From Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

June 26, 2018

Tomas Uresti Campaign: Representative Tomas Uresti Declares Candidacy for Senate District 19

Texas Representative Tomas Uresti filed the necessary paperwork with the Texas Secretary of State to enter the emergency special election Governor Abbott has called for Senate District 19 to be held July 31, 2018. After many discussions and much encouragement from friends, family, and constituents throughout Texas over the last several weeks Representative Uresti was encouraged to become a candidate.

From Tomas Uresti Campaign

June 25, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Calls on Democrats to Join Effort to Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his recent trip to the Texas-Mexico border and the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, legislation to ensure immigrant families can stay together while they await their court proceedings.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 25, 2018

Representative Garnet Coleman: Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Texas Redistricting Case

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court today found that the racially gerrymandered Texas redistricting maps were constitutional, but that Texas House District 90 which was redrawn by the Texas Legislature in 2013 was unconstitutional. Chairman of the House Committee on County Affairs Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) released the following statement:

From Representative Garnet Coleman

June 25, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Provides CBP, ICE, and HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement Update

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following updated information regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement:

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 25, 2018

TEXPAC: Endorses Julie Johnson for the Texas House

TEXPAC, the political advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association, announced its endorsement of Julie Johnson for Texas House District 115. “Julie Johnson is passionate about health care and, if elected, will ensure the people of Texas are represented in the best way possible by voting down bad bills.

From TEXPAC

June 25, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Statement on HUD Approval of $5 Billion Harvey Recovery Plan for Texas

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its approval of a $5 billion recovery plan for Texas using Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds the agency previously announced would go to Texas in November 2017:

From Senator John Cornyn

June 25, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Meets with Ambassadors from El Salvador and Honduras to Discuss Immigration Crisis

Last week, U.S. Representative Will Hurd met separately with El Salvador Ambassador to the U.S. Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno and Honduras Ambassador to the U.S. Marlon Tábora Muñoz to discuss the root causes of the current immigration crisis.

From Representative Will Hurd

June 25, 2018

Texas General Land Office: Cmr. George P. Bush Announces HUD Approval of $5 Billion State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the State Action Plan for $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.

From Texas General Land Office

June 25, 2018

Mexican American Legislative Caucus: Responds to SCOTUS Decision

Today, the US Supreme Court released a 5-4 decision on the consolidated redistricting cases, Abbott v. Perez. The Court reversed findings from a bipartisan, federal court that found intentional discrimination persisted in the adoption of congressional and state house maps in 2013.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus

June 25, 2018

Public Interest Legal Foundation: J. Christian Adams Praises SCOTUS On Texas Redistricting Maps

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released a statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold Texas’ redistricting maps. “Today’s decision again demonstrates how the Obama DOJ was wrong to target Texas for its voting laws and redistricting maps,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.

From Public Interest Legal Foundation

June 25, 2018

Joseph Kopser Campaign: Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joseph Kopser For Congress In TX-21

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her endorsement of Joseph Kopser, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Senator Warren released the following statement through Kopser’s campaign.

From Joseph Kopser Campaign

June 25, 2018

Representative Eddie Rodriguez: Conservative SCOTUS Rules 5-4 In Abbott V. Perez, Legitimizing Discriminatory Voting Districts

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision in the Texas redistricting cases finding that only Texas House District 90 is a racial gerrymander. State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez represents Travis County’s HD-51 in the Texas House of Representatives.

From Representative Eddie Rodriguez

June 25, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Poll: Collier Within Striking Distance

TODAY, a poll released by the Texas Tribune shows Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, trails incumbent Dan Patrick by just single digits. This is the first poll released on the race.

From Mike Collier Campaign

June 25, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Hails U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding Texas' Redistricting Maps

Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ House and congressional redistricting maps, except with respect to one Texas House District (HD 90): “I’m grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court restored the rule of law to the redistricting process.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 22, 2018

Representative Michael McCaul: Touts Comprehensive Package to Combat Opioid Crisis

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauds the House passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. This legislation was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and now heads to the U.S. Senate.

From Representative Michael McCaul

June 22, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Consumer Protection Division Chief Receives Award for Exceptional Contributions to Attorney Training and Education

Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated Paul Singer, chief of the Consumer Protection Division of his office, after he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a training branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

From Office of the Attorney General

June 22, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Statement on Confronting Opioid Crisis

Over the last two weeks, the House voted on dozens of bills put forward by the Energy and Commerce Committee relating to the opioid crisis facing our nation. Today, the House passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), which is the culminating bill designed to address the opioid crisis.

From Representative Randy Weber

June 22, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Helps Secure $595 Million for Central America to Address Root Cause of Migration to U.S.-Mexico Border

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $595 million to address the root cause of migration to the U.S.-Mexico border in the fiscal year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 22, 2018

Valley Interfaith: Statement on Family Separation

From Valley Interfaith

June 22, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: Collier Comes Out Swinging

In his convention speech tonight (excerpts below), Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier will lay out his plan to increase state funds by $15 billion without raising taxes.

From Mike Collier Campaign

June 22, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Paxton Lauds SCOTX Decision Invalidating Illegal Bag Bans Statewide

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the Texas Supreme Court after it upheld last year’s ruling by the Texas 4th Court of Appeals that the city of Laredo’s ban on single-use plastic bags is illegal. The ruling effectively invalidates unlawful bag bans across Texas.

From Office of the Attorney General

June 22, 2018

Environment Texas: TX Supreme Court Overturns Local Plastic Bag Ordinances

Today, the Texas Supreme Court overturned plastic bag ordinances in Laredo, Austin and other Texas cities. In January, Environment Texas joined with retailers Natural Grocers and Bicycle Sports Shop in submitting an amicus brief in City of Laredo v. Laredo Merchants Association supporting the rights of cities to ban plastic bags.

From Environment Texas

June 22, 2018

Insurance Council of Texas: Tropical Weather System Floods South Texas

This week the entire Texas coastline has been drenched with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several Texas cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reminds all Texans that record rainfalls and flooding can happen even without a hurricane making landfall.

From Insurance Council of Texas

June 22, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Cornyn, Cruz, Texas Delegation Urge Army to Locate New Futures Command Headquarters in Austin

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, making the case for Austin to be chosen as the site of the new Army Futures Command Headquarters (ARFCOMHQ).

From Senator John Cornyn

June 22, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Supports Texas Farmers & Ranchers

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted to support the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, which provides our nation’s farmers and ranchers with certainty and stability to continue feeding America. Among other benefits, the Farm Bill:

From Representative Will Hurd

June 22, 2018

Texas Farm Bureau: TFB President Russell Boening Praises House Passage of Farm Bill

"Today's passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is a positive step in ensuring Texas farmers and ranchers are able to continue providing the food and fiber our nation relies on.

From Texas Farm Bureau

June 22, 2018

Representative Garnet Coleman: Opposes Plan to House Separated Migrant Children in Houston

Today, June 21, 2018, Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) released the following statement: "I join Mayor Sylvester Turner, State Senator Borris Miles, and my other colleagues in opposing the housing of separated migrant children in the planned child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue.

From Representative Garnet Coleman

June 22, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Members of Congress Won't Be Stopped from Entering Children Detention Facilities

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on an amendment that was adopted in the FY19 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill preventing any funds from being used in the bill to prevent a Member of Congress from entering children detention facilities:

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 21, 2018

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes: Endorses Additional 2018 Candidates

Today, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) announced additional candidate endorsements for the November election, including Justin Nelson for Attorney General and Miguel Suazo for Land Commissioner.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

June 21, 2018

Representative Randy Weber: Votes for Farm Bill

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), known as Farm Bill. This bill allows for a five-year reauthorization of appropriations for federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs.

From Representative Randy Weber

June 21, 2018

Texas Association of Business: Statement from Jeff Moseley, President and CEO of TAB

“The Texas Association of Business applauds the decision by the Administration and thanks the members of the Texas Congressional delegation for their leadership throughout the recent humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. We encourage Congress to immediately consider moving forward with comprehensive immigration reform.”

From Texas Association of Business

June 21, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: Votes to Support Rural America

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act: “This afternoon, I voted ‘yes’ on behalf of Texas farmers and ranchers who are the foundation of our agricultural system in the United States, and around the world.

From Representative Roger Williams

June 21, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: 'Democrats and Republicans Must Work Together, Nobody Wants to See Children Separated From Their Moms and Dads'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, today urged his colleagues to take swift actions to address the separation of illegal immigrant families at the southern border. Sen. Cruz called upon both Republicans and Democrats to put aside partisan politics and find a common-sense solution while upholding the rule of law.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 21, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Consensus GOP Immigration Bill Requires Family Reunification

Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the reunification provision in his Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act and talked about his upcoming trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 21, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: Thanks First Lady Melania Trump for Visiting Children Detention Centers at the Border

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement thanking First Lady Melania Trump for visiting children detention centers at the border: “I thank First Lady Melania Trump for visiting McAllen today to see first-hand children in detention centers. Yesterday, I sent a letter to President Trump, urging the President and First Lady to visit and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 21, 2018

Representative Will Hurd: Statement on Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

Prior to the House vote on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement: “I have long advocated for securing our nation’s borders and providing a permanent legislative fix for DACA recipients, but this proposal does not accomplish either goal,” said Hurd, who represents more of the U.S.-Mexico border than any other Member of Congress.

From Representative Will Hurd

June 21, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Introduces the Student Empowerment Act

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool students.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 21, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Senator Hinojosa and Hidalgo County Judge Garcia Seek Disaster Declaration Due to Flooding

Residents in parts of Hidalgo County have suffered widespread or severe damage and loss of property from the torrential rain that has fallen in the region. Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and Hidalgo County officials have contacted the state's emergency management agencies, seeking a disaster declaration for Hidalgo County from Governor Greg Abbott.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

June 21, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners' June 19 Conference

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $220,373 in fines involving 132 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

From Railroad Commission of Texas

June 21, 2018

John Bucy Campaign: Tony Dale Heartless in Defending Trump's Separation of Families Policy

In the wake of broad public revulsion to President Trump’s policy that has stripped thousands of children from their parents, including toddlers and children with down syndrome, Tony Dale went on record with the Texas Tribune yesterday defending Trump’s policy:

From John Bucy Campaign

June 21, 2018

Texas Association of Health Plans: Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 Texas Medicaid Recipients Satisfied with Medicaid Services

Nearly 9 in 10 (86 percent) Medicaid recipients say they are satisfied with their Medicaid health care services, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP).

From Texas Association of Health Plans

June 21, 2018

Representative Roger Williams: '6 Months of Tax Reform'

Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), released the following statement Wednesday, the 6-month anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “As a small businesses owner for my entire working life, I spent the past three terms in Congress fighting for tax cuts that would allow for Main Street to begin breathing again,” said Rep. Williams.

From Representative Roger Williams

June 20, 2018

Texas Medical Association: Texas Medicine Investigation Exposes Threats to Texas' Ban on Corporate Practice of Medicine

An Austin physician group, one of the city’s largest hospital systems, and an outside hiring firm are engaged in a tug of war that pits corporate finances against the physicians’ view of what’s best for their patients, a three-month investigation by Texas Medicine magazine found.

From Texas Medical Association

June 20, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Statement on President Donald Trump's Executive Order

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal detention policy at the U.S. border: "I support the executive action President Trump has taken today. No one wants to separate families and the president’s action will ensure that those who are crossing our border illegally are detained and our laws are enforced.

From Office of the Lieutenant Governor

June 20, 2018

Representative Cesar Blanco: Statement on President Trump Rescinding Family Separation Policy

“After weeks of lying to the American public that this was not his administration’s policy, President Trump has finally succumbed to mounting public pressure and outcry to end his horrific family separation policy.

From Representative Cesar Blanco

June 20, 2018

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: Grants Awarded for the Humanitarian Relief for Unaccompanied Children and Families

Yesterday, after tireless efforts between Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Senator John Cornyn, Governor Greg Abbott, and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, the Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) of the Governor’s Office announced the awarding of grants to several local entities for Humanitarian Relief for Unaccompanied Children and Families.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

June 20, 2018

Representative Henry Cuellar: To President Trump: Keep Families Together and Come Visit the Border

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement today, urging President Trump to visit and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border: “The current situation regarding how families are being separated at the border is unnecessary and avoidable. Therefore, today I sent a letter to President Trump asking him to join me and my colleagues at the border, to see firsthand the impact the process is having on innocent children.

From Representative Henry Cuellar

June 20, 2018

Senator John Cornyn: Introduces Bill to Keep Families Together at the Border

U.S. Senator John Cornyn, along with a group of Republican Senators led by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), introduced the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act to end the separation of immigrant parents and children at the border.

From Senator John Cornyn

June 20, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz: Applauds President Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. from United Nations Human Rights Council

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement applauding President Trump for withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): “The United States has been legitimizing the thugs and autocrats on the United Nations Human Rights Council for far too long.

From Senator Ted Cruz

June 20, 2018

Homeland Security Committee: Chairman McCaul on the Situation at the Southern Border

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the situation at the southern border. Chairman McCaul: “As a father of five, I have been distraught over the images coming from our southern border of children being taken away from their parents without knowing when they will reunite.

From Homeland Security Committee

June 20, 2018

Representative Lina Ortega: Joins El Paso Parents In Call To End Family Separation

State Representative Lina Ortega joins Families for Families-Familias Para Familias, calling on families to march through downtown El Paso on June 21, 2018 at 5:30pm in opposition to family separation. As a mother of two and grandmother of two young children, Representative Ortega will be present with her family.

From Representative Lina Ortega

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