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.
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted problems with the Democrats’ proposal to solve the family separation crisis at the border and called on my colleagues across the aisle to join the Keep Families Together and Enforce...
I am the proud father of a Down Syndrome young man and a fierce advocate for the disability community. Throughout my tenure, I have worked tirelessly to ensure my son has the ability to achieve a bigger, brighter future....
All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am...
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I released the following statements after President Trump signed our Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a...
I released the following statement following the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. I originally took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn Stanford Rapist Brock Turner and the...
Representatives of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution in favor of immigration reform — and affirming the dignity of immigrants — at their annual meeting...
Last week the House passed a “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, a $15 billion rescissions package, and a critical bill to curtail gang violence in our communities.
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few." -Wendell Phillips
At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.
Recently, Officer Rogelio Santander of the Dallas, Texas, police department was responding to an ordinary call: a thief at a Home Depot. As Officer Santander and his colleagues attempted to arrest the outlaw, the crook...
The United States made the critical difference in the war to end all wars, World War I. The American doughboys turned the tide to victory in favor of the Allies in 1918, but victory was costly. 
An administration official confirmed to NBC News that an executive order had been drafted by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to temporarily stop separating children from the parents of people detained at the...
I recently discussed my plan to update and reintroduce my 2014 legislation, the HUMANE Act, to keep parents and children who’ve been apprehended at our border together while they wait for their court hearings. Excerpts of my...
Delegates from the Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for immigration reform at their annual meeting this week.
U.S. Air Force officials arrested a man wanted for desertion since 1983 in California last week. The captain disappeared without a trace, leaving both family members and the Air Force in the dark.
Today on the floor, I urged Senate colleagues to support the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the my legislation to help juvenile victims of sexual assault have greater access to justice.
May 29th marked the 3-year anniversary of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA). This legislation officially declared that modern-day slavery will not be tolerated in our country. 
Free speech.  Do you have a right to speak your mind freely at work?  If you think that you do, you could be mistaken.  Well, hang on.  You're free to say what you want, you just aren't free from the consequences your speech...
Artist Larry Crawford started Tuesday working on a mural that will be located in Houston’s Westchase District and that will pay homage to the first responders and the volunteers who rescued Houstonians during Hurricane...
"Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”  - John 8:7c

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