May 28, 2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a major settlement with three national credit reporting agencies Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC that will increase the accuracy of consumer credit reports. The settlement, approved today by a Travis County District Court, was part of a 31 state effort in which the credit reporting agencies also agreed to pay the participating states $6 million and make a number of changes to their business practices to benefit consumers.
May 27, 2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans of the risk of fraud and common scams in the wake of severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 4, 2015, and has continued at least through Memorial Day weekend, impacting communities across the state.
May 26, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today denied the Obama Administration’s request to begin implementing the president’s illegal amnesty plan after a federal judge halted the program in a Feb. 16 ruling. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement:
“The separation of powers and checks and balances remain the law of the land, and this decision is a victory for those committed to preserving the rule of law in America,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Telling illegal aliens that they are now lawfully present in this country, and awarding them valuable government benefits, is a drastic change in immigration policy. The president’s attempt to do this by himself, without a law passed by Congress and without any input from the states, is a remarkable violation of the U.S Constitution and laws. We will continue to fight the brazen lawlessness that has become a trademark of the Obama Administration.”
May 25, 2015
“As someone who grew up on military bases, my earliest years were spent in the company of individuals who stood ready to defend our nation, no matter the cost. Our nation has always been blessed beyond measure to have among us patriots who so love their country, and the principles it was founded upon, that they are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so that freedom might live. We are forever in their debt.”
May 21, 2015
"Across our nation, religious values have come under assault, and today’s bipartisan action in the Texas House is a clear step forward in the ongoing effort to preserve our first freedom: religious liberty. This overwhelming vote shows undisputable support for protecting our faith leaders and standing up against government’s attempts to force Texans to act against their sincerely held beliefs. I commend Sen. Craig Estes and Rep. Scott Sanford for championing this legislation, as well as the pastors who have shared testimony and the lawmakers who fought for the core values of our state and citizens."