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.
Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to investigate the massive increase in the price of EpiPens. Drug pricing is overly complex and in the last few years we have seen several examples of companies...
Richard King is one of the many faces who shaped the ethics of hard work and endurance that define Texan values. He is the founder of King Ranch, but started his career as a river man, steamboat businessman, and later a...
Many of us take education for granted. After all, there are plenty of public schools in Texas, right? Unfortunately, some schools in Texas are failing or are underperforming.
This 60-minute docu-drama presents a Catholic response to the life and thought of a 1960s community organizer whose “Rules for Radicals” impacts the thinking of many in politics today as well some in the church, especially...
The discovery of a possible Listeria contamination has led to the recall of a portion of the Eggo Waffle product line made famous by a little boy and girl yelling “L’eggo my Eggo” at each other.
The truth is the implementation and the reality of Obamacare has been nothing short of a disaster for many of the people that I represent in Texas, but it's not limited to the 27 million people or so who live in Texas.
Thursday on the Senate floor I urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow families of the...
Joan Langenburg’s brilliant introduction of Phyllis Schlafly demonstrated that real leadership can come from the grass roots. Joan Langenburg, then President of Missouri Eagle Forum, exemplified the bond that resonated with...
A man from north Texas who falsely claimed to be a wounded Navy SEAL has been sentenced to spend four years in prison.
Already overwhelmed employees in the understaffed Child Protective Services in Texas will now have more work following the retirement or firing of five of 10 regional directors.
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the latest bill to responsibly fund the government and provide $1.1 billion in anti-Zika funding for states like Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the speech can be...
I released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation I introduced with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would allow victims, including the...
There are times when the only thing to do is to fight fire with fire.  The San Antonio Express-News ran a full page ad, ‘Statement in Response to Catholics for Choice’ by Texas Prolife Prelates, on page A7 in the Sunday...
If you’ve spent any time in Texas, you know that we share so much more with our neighbors south of the border than just the waters of the Rio Grande.
Modern day slavery is happening all around us, and it occurs in the form of human trafficking. Victims are sold into sex slavery, drugged, beaten, threatened and forced to engage in horrifying acts at the demand of their...
Never Forget 9/11!?  It was early in the morning on September 11, 2001 that America was attacked; the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and United Flight 93 were the intended targets. America lost...
Tuesday on the Senate floor I pressed Senate Democrats to stop blocking bipartisan, compromise legislation that would fund efforts to protect Americans from the Zika virus. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of the...
A New Mexico police officer became the 38th officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty this year. He is the second New Mexico officer to be shot and killed by wanted felons in the past month.
This Labor Day weekend, we celebrate the Americans who keep our economic engine running strong.
A South Carolina apartment complex is warning parents that a person with a clown costume has been spotted attempting to lure children into the woods.

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