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At the beer joint just outside of Houston, Texas' junior U.S. senator now in a high-stakes battle for a second term, was charming a nighttime audience of about 800 with ready-made applause lines defending gun rights and castigating Obamacare when he pointed out that Texas still has its share of heroes in ...
Recently, I joined Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Southside Place Mayor Pat Patterson, and West University Mayor Susan Samples in welcoming United States Secretary of ... We also discussed the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery.

Ted Cruz, who is still only in his first term, is arguably the best-known political figure in Texas today. During his first year in the U.S. Senate, Cruz was the force behind shutting down the federal government over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and during his third year in the Senate, he launched his ...
HRC announced its endorsement of Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate. O'Rourke is running against Ted Cruz, the incumbent, junior U.S. Senator from Texas. “The choice for Texas voters this November could not be starker. While Ted Cruz has spent his career undermining the rights of LGBTQ people for his ...
An influential U.S. senator pressed for fair elections and the release of a jailed American during his private meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the ... Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who met with Maduro earlier in the week in a privately-funded trip that wasn't organized by the State Department.
John Cornyn, R-Texas, is the senior U.S. senator from Texas and the Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress. Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, serves the 19th District of Texas. He serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity and on the Agriculture and Budget committees.

Until Tuesday, Bernie Sanders was the only U.S. senator to comment publicly on the issue. The U.S. authorizes billions of dollars in military aid to Israel each year, and because every senator votes on this aid, we figured they might have a comment on the situation. The most significant response we got was ...
Analysis: Texas hasn't seen a Senate underdog like Beto O'Rourke since 2012, when Ted Cruz ran ... Ted Cruz is an incumbent U.S. senator seeking re-election. ... In a February University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, 73 percent of Democrats said they had unfavorable opinions of Cruz, but 72 percent of ...
Harvey has since been recognized and memorialized in the National Peace Officers Memorial and the Customs and Border Patrol Valor Memorial, and this coming May he'll be honored in the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial. We salute the bravery, the heroism, and the sacrifice of heroes like Javier Vega.
Later in the day, during an onstage interview in Waco hosted by The Texas Tribune, O'Rourke said about 70 percent of his first-quarter haul was raised within Texas and that the average donation was "a little over $40." O'Rourke unveiled the $6.7 million figure on the second day of a three-day, 12-city trip ...
In the general election, Cruz faces a fight from Democrat and west Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, who raised more funds than Cruz in 2017. O'Rourke has been running for the state's junior senate seat since March 31, 2017 and has multiple stops in the Houston area on Wednesday and Thursday this ...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during his visit to the First baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas at the end ... The Senior Texas Republican in the U.S. Senate traveled to Sutherland Springs to talk about the Fix NICS Act which he drafted.
They discussed Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar's warning to legislators that the state's credit rating could be in jeopardy, candidate for HD6 Lillian Salerno lashing out at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for supporting her opponent Colin Allred, and whether U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's ...
As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush. Time and again, Miller ... Bush sent condolences from Texas, calling Miller “an example of service before self, country before party, principle before poll.” Miller drew ...
Kay Bailey Hutchison is the U.S. ambassador to NATO and a former U.S. senator from Texas. Hans-Dieter Lucas is the German ambassador to NATO. Claudio Bisogniero is the Italian ambassador to NATO. Mehmet Fatih Ceylan is the Turkish ambassador to NATO. They wrote this column for The Dallas ...
Dianne Feinstein, current U.S. Senator; 9. Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General; 10. Eleanor Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. First Lady; 11. Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas; 12. Elizabeth Warren, current U.S. Senator; 13. Frances Perkins, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; 14. Elaine Chao, current U.S. ...
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined from by, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following a weekly, closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan.

Before Cambridge Analytica was plying its “psychographic” wizardry on Trump's behalf, it did so for Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas and would-be U.S. president, and Ken Cuccinelli, the would-be governor of Virginia. Before Trump spoke of “my African American there” at a rally or tweeted out false ...
By Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune ... Ted Cruz's presidential campaign was assured the much-touted data firm it used during the 2016 race, Cambridge Analytica, was operating above the board, a spokeswoman for the U.S. senator said Tuesday, weighing in as the company faced growing scrutiny ...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks on stage to speak at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Flanked by his wife and daughters, U.S. senator Ted Cruz of Texas three years ago stepped onto the stage of Liberty University and launched what was ...
Shock and sadness resonated across the country when 38 people were found last July trapped in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart. The lack of ventilation, food and water forced victims to breathe through a hole in the trailer wall, leading to 10 deaths. All were ...
Texas Democrats have yet to take a position on Trump's tariffs, but Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who is being challenged by O'Rourke, has said they would be bad for the state's economy. A protectionist approach served Lamb well in the union country of Pennsylvania. The 18th Congressional District ...
It is unfortunate that the U.S. Senate has to pass legislation requiring government agencies, not to mention the U.S. military, to do something they should already be doing, but so be it. The senior U.S. senator from Texas, Republican John Cornyn, recently announced that he has the votes to pass what is ...
Amarillo Globe-News. March 12, 2018. It is unfortunate that the U.S. Senate has to pass legislation requiring government agencies, not to mention the U.S. military, to do something they should already be doing, but so be it. The senior U.S. senator from Texas, Republican John Cornyn, recently announced ...
Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) pressed for the passage of his Fix NICS Act, a consensus bill with bipartisan support that will strengthen the criminal background check system. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn's remarks are below. “I want to emphasize another point and talk about a ...
It is unfortunate that the U.S. Senate has to pass legislation requiring government agencies, not to mention the U.S. military, to do something they should already be doing, but so be it. The senior U.S. senator from Texas, Republican John Cornyn, recently announced that he has the votes to pass what is ...
And U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is currently leading the effort in Washington to defend the interests of Texans from this broken system. Senator Cruz has called for a "win-win" solution that will simultaneously bring RINs prices down and protect Texas refinery jobs, while enabling Texas farmers to grow ...
The bill has bipartisan support, though Texas' other U.S. senator, Republican Ted Cruz, is not among the co-sponsors. Earlier this week on the Senate floor, Cornyn implored his colleagues to pass the bill. “We should start with what's achievable and what will actually save lives, and that describes the Fix ...
John Cornyn, R-Texas, has enough support to pass his “Fix NICS” gun control bill without the possibility of a filibuster, his office said Friday morning. It's not yet clear when the bill might get a vote, but a staff member said there are now 62 sponsors of the bill — a significant milestone. The bill would hold ...
“It does not matter whether you are Republican or Democrat, Independent or even really or not if you can vote,” said O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator. The fact you are here, that you care about our country and you want something better. That you're willing to contribute to our country's ...
The other is that a large number of voters who oppose Trump will lump all Republicans with the president, and therefore all Republicans will pay a price at the ballot box. Either way, those who predicted the downfall of Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas, for the “Trump Effect” need a new crystal ball.
And U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is currently leading the effort in Washington to defend the interests of Texans from this broken system. Senator Cruz has called for a "win-win" solution that will simultaneously bring RINs prices down and protect Texas refinery jobs, while enabling Texas farmers to grow ...
Texas's congressional delegation currently includes five Hispanic men, and Cruz was the state's first Latino U.S. senator. But Texas has never elected a woman of Latino heritage to Congress. “It's really hard for women to run, when you have children. Even in the most modern of marriages or partnerships, ...
Democrat and Republican voters decided on candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. House Representative. Voters in Texas House District 9 also decided between incumbent Chris Paddie and his challenger Garrett Boersma. Paddie is seeking his fourth term in the house.
In federal races, the Texas Tribune notes that as of 8:18 p.m., Beto O'Rourke has 62% of the vote against two other relatively unknown candidates, Edward Kimbrough and Sema Hernandez in the race for Democratic US Senator. Texas Tribune calls the Republican Primary for Governor Greg Abbott. He has ...
Cheerleaders Potentially Exposed To Mumps At National Competition In DallasThe Texas Department of State Health Services calls this an isolated case and does not consider this to be ... Cruz, O'Rourke Waste No Time Preparing For NovemberThe race for U.S. Senator from Texas will become the marquee race this fall.
Beto O'Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, speaks at his primary night watch party at Brass Monkey on Tuesday, March 6. ... throughout Texas paid off for Democrat Beto O'Rourke as he was on track to easily win the party's nomination on Tuesday night in part of the Texas primaries.
In the Republican race for Texas land commissioner, first-term incumbent George P. Bush was leading the man who had held the office for 12 years ending ... in a family that has won political success first in New England where his great-grandfather was a U.S. senator, and later in both Texas and Florida.
Texas Democrats, however, have not won a statewide race for posts such as governor or U.S. senator for more than two decades, and analysts expect Republican turnout to top that of Democrats on Election Day in a state where Republicans outnumbered Democrats in 2014 primary votes by a more than ...
The two strongest Republicans seeking to unseat Cruz in Texas's GOP primary are running shoestring campaigns. One is .... U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the keynote speaker at the Tarrant County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, the party's largest fundraising event of the year, highlights accomplishments of 2017.
Hundreds of people attended a town hall with Beto O'Rourke, Texas' Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator. The townhall took place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Gateway Center at UNT. If he wins, O'Rourke, who is running against incumbent Ted Cruz, will be the first Texas Democrat elected to ...
Informal polling showed that Westin, a clinical oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, was running second to attorney Lizzie ... got his first taste of politics as a college intern for then U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D–FL) before opting for medical school and a career in cancer research.
Authorizes $10 million for the Ready Reserve Fleet port facility in Beaumont damaged by Hurricane Harvey. On Feb. 8, Texas' junior U.S. senator, Republican Ted Cruz, commented: “After much consideration, I will reluctantly vote for this legislation. This bill contains major victories; if hurricane relief and ...
The same goes for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who called the event “a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities.” Governor Greg Abbott, who brazenly introduced the idea on November 20 that “murder” had occurred in the case, has made no additional ...
United States Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the Grassroots America – We the People's Northeast Texas Conservative Superstars 2018 Primary Election Kick-off held on Saturday Jan. 27, 2018 at Rio Neches Cattle Company in Tyler, Texas. Cruz and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas spoke and other Grassroots ...
9 lauded Congress' passage of budget legislation that contains nearly $90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, California and Puerto ... 8, Texas' junior U.S. senator, Republican Ted Cruz, commented: “After much consideration, I will reluctantly vote for this legislation.
LUBBOCK, TX - Saba Nafees, a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University, was the 108th Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient recognized by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat) of Illinois, at senate floor proceedings on Wednesday. "This young lady and her family can be an important part ...
The March 2018 primary elections in Texas are March 6, when hundreds of candidates will be vying for public office for statewide, congressional and ... Races on the ballot include seats for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state representative, county judge, ...
Then I started to read his history on the plaque at the base of the statue to see just how long he'd been governor or U.S. senator. That's when I discovered Bob Bullock had only been lieutenant governor. “Lieutenant governor is basically the vice president of the United States,” UT Law Professor Hugh Brady ...
Northey's confirmation has been kept from a vote in the Senate since October 2017 due to an objection from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). ... I have been trying to work in good faith with the senator from Texas and have offered several options that would result in lower prices for RINs, the compliance credits ...


 

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