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November 20, 2014

Net Neutrality 101

The debate over Net Neutrality has attracted more attention recently since President Obama came out in support of it , and then doubled its attention when Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out against it . But many are still left wondering, what is Net...
November 14, 2014

LOL or WTF? Ted Cruz for President Coming June 2015?

Why on earth would somebody who has done all of this... Ted Cruz Creates Worst Congress Ever Backlog of Immigration Cases Fueled by Republicans Cornyn and Cruz Rally to Defeat Minimum Wage Ted Cruz Wants to Keep Texas the Worst Place in Country for Health...
November 14, 2014

Why The Lame Duck Senate Needs To Confirm Federal Judges

The midterm elections are over, but our senators in Washington still have important business to attend to: confirming judicial nominees to fill vacancies on our nation’s federal courts to keep the wheels of justice moving. The Senate has a constitutional...
August 1, 2014

Ted Cruz Creates Worst Congress Ever

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has created the worst Congress in U.S. history, and the Republican-led U.S. House he whips can't pass a jobs bill or an immigration bill - the most important issues to midterm voters. And because of Ted Cruz, the U.S. House is...
July 15, 2014

Backlog of Immigration Cases Fueled by Republicans

A massive backlog in immigration courts, fueled by years of Republicans refusing to approve funding for more judges, is complicating the government's decision of what to do with 57,000 c hild refugees who have come to America seeking asylum. Whether it...
May 21, 2014

Gregg Costa Confirmed to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Major update in our Why Courts Matter campaign - former Texas District Court Judge Gregg Costa was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate today to one of the Texas-based vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Costa's confirmation leaves two...
May 1, 2014

Demand Cornyn and Cruz Raise the Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Texas voters get what Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz don’t...
April 30, 2014

Cornyn and Cruz Rally to Defeat Minimum Wage

Republicans have just filibustered a proposed vote in the US Senate on raising the minimum wage. A proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has the support of a majority of US Senators, but the Republicans just invoked the filibuster to keep...
April 4, 2014

VIDEO - Cornyn and Cruz Must Nominate Diverse Judges

Following the release of our report on John Cornyn & Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis , the two Senators have felt the pressure to put forward qualified nominees that represent the cultural diversity of Texas. The video clip below highlights some of...
April 2, 2014

John Cornyn & Ted Cruz Have a Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Progress Texas released a report with the Center for American Progress that highlights Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz's judicial vacancy crisis. The report, titled " Texas, Where are the Judges? " provides a comprehensive look at the process and problems...
March 7, 2014

Why the Tea Party is (Still) Wrong About the IRS

Last year Progress Texas led the national pushback against wild-eyed Tea Party claims against the IRS. But a year later, Tea Party members of congress are still complaining about extra scrutiny applied to groups. Why? Groups like the Tea Party - and...
December 19, 2013

Gregg Costa Nominated to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

President Obama has picked federal district court judge Gregg Costa to fill one of the emergency vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. From the Dallas Morning News : Ending a long drought for Texas judicial picks, President Obama has decided to...