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Sen. Cruz Calls on Administration, Congress, Business Leaders to Take Four Concrete Steps to Combat Coronavirus

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called on federal officials to take four immediate, concrete steps to detect, treat, and prevent the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.

03.16.2020
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Texas Adds 279,900 Jobs Over the Year

Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.2 percent in January, marking 117 consecutive months of annual growth.

03.16.2020
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From the Olson Flight Deck

My colleagues in Congress and I have worked in a bipartisan fashion to provide more than $8 billion in federal resources to fight, prevent and treat coronavirus in the United States.

03.16.2020

Senator Menéndez Issues Statement about Local School Districts' Decision to Extend Closure Due to the COVID-19 Viral Disease

Their decision to remain closed for an extra week following spring break is helpful given the challenges of combatting the coronavirus (COVID-19).

03.16.2020
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Sanders & AOC Use CoronaVirus to Push Argument for 'Medicare-for-All'

As Democrats move their Sunday two-man debate from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. in reaction to the CoronaVirus, Sanders says, "Maybe this is an issue Joe Biden and I will discuss on Sunday night.”

03.13.2020
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Rasmussen Poll: 72% of Likely Voters Are Confident U.S. Health System Can Handle the CoronaVirus

By a 47% to 35% margin, Likely U.S. Voters believe that the media tends to make the outbreak of diseases like the CoronaVirus sound worse than they really are. Among those who think the threat is being played up for political reasons, 79% give the government positive marks for its actions so far.

03.13.2020
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Cong. Michael McCaul on the CorornaVirus: “A couple things are coming out that are worth mentioning."

"They’re now testing an anti-viral on 1,000 patients in Asia, primarily China, and we’ll know by next month if this treatment is effective. That’s the kind of information that I hope is going to lower the panic level – that and the idea of a vaccine on the horizon."

03.12.2020
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GALLOP: Approval of Congressional Republicans Tops Democrats for 1st Time Since 2005

Approval of Congressional Republicans is up 6% since October 2019, and Congressional Democrats' approval is down to 35% in Gallup's first poll since the Dec. 18th impeachment of President Trump in the U.S. House. The disapproval rating for Congressional Democrats has also climbed 5%.

03.12.2020
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POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll: 57% of Registered 'Independent' Voters say Biden's Son’s Ukraine Job Was 'a Scandal'

A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll says a strong majority of Registered Voters believe it was "a scandal" for Joe Biden’s son Hunter to hold a position with the Ukrainian Gas Company while his father was Vice President and leading U.S. Foreign Policy Initiatives there – while 32% of Independent Voters whose support will be crucial in a General Election say a probe is warranted.

03.11.2020
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With Coronavirus Concerns Heightened, 328 Chinese Nationals Caught at Southern Border Trying to Enter U.S. Illegally

“We have a unique public health threat posed by individuals arriving unlawfully at the border,” said one administration official. “The American people can be assured we’re doing everything we can to protect our homeland," said acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

03.11.2020
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 Sen. Cruz Praises Nomination of Trey Trainor to the Federal Election Commission

Throughout his career, Trey has developed immense experience in the issues that he will face as a Federal Election Commissioner.

03.10.2020
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Patrick Challenges Direction of Alamo Restoration Project

We simply must get the Alamo preservation project right, because what we do now will be with us forever.

03.10.2020
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 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Issues Statement on the Texas Economy

“The fundamentals of the Texas economy remain strong. "

03.10.2020
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Babin: Coronavirus is a Border Security Issue

Highlight of the potential threat that the coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on America with an unsecured border.

03.10.2020
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60% of Independents, 89% of Republicans say They're Better Off Today Under Trump than They Were 3 Years Ago

63% of Americans approve of President Trump's handling of the economy, the highest rating for any president since George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. No incumbent president in the past three decades has enjoyed such a high percentage of people saying they feel better about their current situation than does President Trump. 

03.10.2020
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Bernie Sanders Exposes Democrats: What's Left of the Democrat Party's Establishment?

The Democrat Party’s message is: “We’ll raise your taxes, replace your health plan, and make you pay for other people’s college tuition. So, what's not to like?" Well, if they unite to keep Bernie Sanders off the ticket, they'll face the ire of the party’s energized far left — which could lead to the ultimate nightmare.

03.10.2020
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State Rep. Hunter: Here's How to Enjoy Spring Break on the Texas Coastal Bend

As Spring Break begins, I'd like to  mention a few points to assist visitors and show the importance of the Texas Coast. Here are some excellent opportunities to participate in and see for more of the great South Texas Culture on the Gulf Coast.

03.09.2020
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President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time 64% High with Small Business Owners, survey shows

"It feels good as an American business owner to have an administration that's at least trying to fight on your behalf,” said one participant who's not registered as either a Republican or Democrat. A 6% spike among Small Business Owners who identify as political Independents had the greatest influence on Trump's approval increase during the 1st Quarter.

03.09.2020
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UT Galveston's Medical Branch Not Only Working on CoronaVirus Vaccine, They Think They Might Be Close to a Treatment

“We've done a lot of work on two other CoronaViruses that've been epidemic in the near past... So, we’ve been working for several years on a vaccine,” said ​​​​​UT Medical Branch-Galveston's executive director, Dr. Jim Le Duc. The Texas lab's researchers are leading the way on CoronaVirus treatment, and a vaccine that would stop people from getting COVID-19.

03.09.2020
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What You Need to Know: Coronavirus

The safety and health of Texans will always be my top priority, which is why I called on Congress to pass clean legislation without political gimmicks to address the prevention and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide.

03.09.2020
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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on COVID-19

10 days ago at CPAC I briefly interacted with an individual who is currently symptomatic and has tested positive for COVID-19. That interaction consisted of a brief conversation and a handshake.

03.09.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn, Reps. Brady, Babin, Gohmert Urge U.S. Forest Service to Reopen Oil and Gas Development on Public Land in Texas

.....review of a United States Forest Service (USFS) proposal that would once again allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to make public land in Texas, that’s under Forest Service management, available for oil and gas development.

03.09.2020
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Working to Keep you Safe From Coronavirus

In Congress, we worked to provide more than $8 billion in federal resources to fight, prevent and treat coronavirus in the United States.

03.09.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appointments: Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board

The Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board was created in the 2019 Legislative Session. 

03.09.2020
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Federal Court Orders Hillary Clinton Deposition on Emails & Benghazi Attack Records

Judicial Watch has been granted the ability to question former Sect. of State Hillary Clinton about her Emails & Records related to the Benghazi Attacks after a Federal Court Judge ordered her deposition, acknowledging "It is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton."

03.06.2020
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04.07.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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04.06.2020
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03.30.2020