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.
For too long, the canard of “Radical Islam” has been tossed around by our politicians as a catch-all bucket to explain the horrors of terrorism that occur here and abroad. “Radical Islam” was a term coined in the late 80s to...
Last week, the first Zika-related case of microcephaly was reported in Texas. The next day, for the second time, Democrats in the United States Senate filibustered legislation that could have helped stop the spread of the...
An African-American police officer from Florida has laid bare his heart in a powerful way. Brutal reality hits officer Jay Stalien in the face every single day and he poured out his feelings on Facebook in a riveting post....
"During the Congressional recess I will be spending time in Texas and focusing on my health," Poe, 67, said in a statement. "I have been diagnosed with leukemia. In the interim, my staff will be available as usual to assist...
Last night, a cowardly terrorist plowed a heavy truck full of weapons and explosives into the crowds who were gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, France. The killer, identified by police sources as a 31-year-old...
Bill would increase penalties against violent criminals who deliberately target law enforcement.
Officials with Governor Greg Abbott’s office announced Monday afternoon that he has been hospitalized for treatments related to burns suffered late last week. Abbott was burned by scalding water on both legs below the knees...
Last night, citizens exercised their right to protest in the streets of Dallas. As always, Peace Officers were standing nearby, protecting civilians so that they could exercise their First Amendment right.
July 4th marks the 240th anniversary of the United States’ declaration of its independence from England. Facing impossible odds, our fledgling nation took up arms in the name of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....
A nineteen-year-old man rushed in to the burning home of a complete stranger saving a 75-year-old man from certain death. The elderly man’s wife, unfortunately, died in the house fire.
Three Texas men are in a Waller County Jail after allegedly attempting to meet up with a minor for the purpose of having sex. The men were busted in an online solicitation sting where they thought they were chatting with a...
On May 21, 2016, a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour. To no one’s surprise, at the time of his death Mansour was in southwestern Pakistan. The drone strike Pakistan’s longstanding...
Across the Lone Star State, Texans are showing love and support for law enforcement officers. The support is coming from spontaneous random acts of kindness towards police to fund raising benefits on behalf of police groups...
Our close ally France is reeling from yet another major attack apparently carried out by radical Islamic terrorists.
Hours after the nation mourned Dallas’s five slain police officers — with the president and his predecessor presiding over a memorial service and urging unity in the face of growing racial discord — friends, strangers and...
Last Thursday night, hundreds gathered in downtown Dallas to engage in a peaceful protest. Dozens of police officers were on hand to make sure that these protesters could exercise their rights under the First Amendment to...
Last week, our nation faced several terrible tragedies. After the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, five police officers - Brent Thompson,...
At least three Dallas police officers were killed Thursday after being targeted by two snipers in a downtown parking garage Thursday night during a protest over police shootings of African-Americans.
It’s been over 40 days since Ted Cruz ended his presidential bid to the White House and left Donald Trump as the lone survivor of the Republican 2016 presidential primary campaign. In spite of this torch passing, it was the...
In remarks on the Senate floor, I spoke about legislation funding anti-Zika efforts and supporting veterans that was filibustered by Senate Democrats Tuesday.

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