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.
Recently, the House passed two important bills to fight sexual assault and human trafficking. H.R.
Tuesday's declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency.In his proclamation, Abbott notes that severe weather and prolonged flooding that began Oct. 7 "has caused widespread and...
The phrase ‘‘Come and Take It’’ is known and cherished by all Texans. You’ll see it emblazoned on tshirts, bumper stickers, and glassware, and some businesses and organizations have adapted it to fit into their mottos and...
The Justice Served Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Trump.  This bill, introduced by Senator Klobuchar and I earlier this year, will provide funds to prosecute cold cases solved by DNA evidence, such as...
It looks like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will have enough votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.
Almost all of us are shocked they way that Judge Kavanaugh has been treated in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.  Many on the Far Left have made it clear that their mission is to prevent his confirmation at all costs...
It is that time of the year, a time folks in Texas and in the South have been waiting for. It is called football season.It has been said there are only two seasons in Texas: football season and spring football season.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our Substance Abuse Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, passed as a part of The...
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our bill, the CyberTipline Modernization Act, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee:  
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
The 101st Airborne of the United States Army is otherwise known as the Band of Brothers. They were called the Screaming Eagles of World War II. They held off the Germans in the battle of the Bulge. Their legacy was continued...
If it does not please you to serve the Lord, decide today whom you will serve, the Gods your fathers served beyond the river or the Gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling. As for me and my household, we will...
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
Texas is distinctive in many ways. Texas was an independent nation for nine years. In fact, some Texans still think we’re an independent country.
One in four women will experience domestic violence during their life. Nearly three women are murdered by their spouses every day.This is violent America in our time. Violence in the family unit. These crimes affect the...
I applaud passage of my bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical legislation will now be sent to the president to be signed into law.  It provides much-needed safety and health protections...
At the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, I introduced and passed a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 490 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout the nation by...
Lenin and Hitler
Imagine, it is either the early 1900’s or the late 1930’s.  In the early 1900’s Lenin was trying to create the new Soviet Union.  Although most Russians were socialists, they didn’t want communism.  As such, Lenin could not...
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, I introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), extending the current legislation through the year 2019.  Enacted in 1994, VAWA was created to improve...
NHC forecasters are tracking a cluster of thunderstorms in the western Caribbean for the possibility of development, giving it a 70 percent chance of formation within the next five days as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico....

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