Family

Republicans must come together to stand for policies that strengthen the core of society: The traditional family. Marriage must be protected. Life must be respected. Liberals suggest the policies we embrace are “divisive wedge issues,” but they could not be more wrong. Policies that strengthen the family are essential to a GOP that keeps its core conservative principles.
The death of Jordan Britten, the college student who went missing during spring break on South Padre Island, is being called “suspicious” by local authorities. Britten was found by searchers about a block off of the road in...
Tom, What is your vision for the party?” I thought I’d answer this question publicly, because it’s something I want our entire party to understand and to hear from me directly. I hope you’ll agree with me and join our team,...
In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, I continued to push Democrats to reconsider their threatened filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.
I was very glad to see finally we seem to be chipping away at the dysfunction of the Senate that we've experienced over the last few years, and in the new majority, given the opportunity for an open amendment process on a...
Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) gets credit this week for attempting to remove the last real obstacle remaining in the way of stoners’ zeal for pot legalization: Christianity. Active in his Baptist Church, Mr.
One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, fifty-nine delegates met in Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos to risk everything to make freedom a reality for generations of Texans to come.
Jonathan Saenz asked all of the elected officials attending Faith and Family Day to participate in a cake cutting, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the passage of the Texas Constitutional Amendment codifying that marriage...
Firefighters are a special breed. They run into the flames that everyone else is trying to escape from. They work to restore order from chaos. That is why we call them first responders--because they are the first to help the...
"A robust and reliable road system is vital to the success of the Texas economy and is demanded by Texas families. Currently, there are insufficient funds exclusively dedicated to funding our state's transportation needs,...
We may not ever solve the problem of an irresponsible tabloid press and sensation-seeking media, since the freedom of speech is too important to infringe. But we do have power over those we license as physicians.
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In remarks on the Senate floor today, I asked Democrats to work with Republicans to pass a bill to help victims of human trafficking.I'm determined to keep our focus on the victims of human trafficking: the people this would...
Freedom of expression has long been a very troubling dilemma for me. As an artist I want the freedom to express my vision, my perception of my images for all to see. As a Christian, I often resent the brutality of some...
The people who purchase these services too often pay a fine and get on with their lives. Yet they are child rapists who should be treated as the sex traffickers they are.
It all started in a small town nestled between the Barrington Farm and the Jordan Creek along the banks of the Brazos River – that’s where the early seeds of the Lone Star State were planted.
On this day in 1836, a band of settlers from across Texas took charge of their own destiny and declared their solemn right to live in liberty, free from tyranny.
How do you solve a problem like the old Confederacy? For conservatives, about 50% of what those who took up arms 154 years ago against the President of the United States is in direct conflict with the most basic principles...
His attorneys and family members asserted that he suffers psychotic episodes caused by post-traumatic stress disorder and other factors. But prosecutors said in closing statements earlier Tuesday that whatever episodes Routh...
I filed a bill that provides that straight-ticket party balloting would no longer apply to non-policy making elected offices such as judges, district attorney and sheriffs. This bill will ensure that our judges and district...
Criminal law experts say the case hinges on whether the defense can prove Routh, 27, was insane at the time and did not know the killings constituted a crime.

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