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, 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...
Mark Twain is believed to have once said, “whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” He may have been on to something. Historically, water has been at the center of much of this world’s conflict and suffering.
Human trafficking is a plague on our city, town and nation. It is a menace to our society and must not be tolerated. Fortunately, we have outstanding organizations brave enough to bring awareness to this horrific crime. ...
The skies of Houston, Texas were filled with ominous clouds on May 17, 2016. The school bell rang, dismissing students from John Marshall Middle School.
It’s that time of year again, ballparks are back in swing. You will be hard pressed not to find a little league game being played just about any day of the week. Most kids know the thrill of lacing up their cleats, wearing a...
The first board of her keel landed on the dockyard with a loud thump. It was 107 years ago today, April 17, 1911.One year later, she sailed smoothly into Newport News, Virginia, harbor, christened the USS Texas, BB–35. She...
Some 2.4 million Texas children have at least one immigrant parent, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation using 2016 data. That’s compared to a total 7.7 million children in Texas. 
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of the non-profit Mercy Ships of Garden Valley, Texas, in recognition of their...
Mrs. Bush and President George H.W. Bush have been long-time friends and were very helpful when I started my career in Congress. The family has done much for the state of Texas and our country.
Obesity is something that has a direct impact on our economy, our health care system, and the health and wellbeing of our communities. This epidemic is starting younger and younger making childhood obesity more and more...
"Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”  - John 8:7c
It's worth remembering, while you hit the beach and enjoy the fireworks, that the holiday has a much deeper meaning.
Last week Congressmen John Culberson (TX-07) and Gene Green (TX-29) introduced the Tools on Our Local Streets (TOOLS) to Rehabilitate Communities Act to target Community Development Block (CDBG) funds to nonprofit...
Cato published my recent Immigration Research and Policy Brief that relied on Texas state criminal data to compare the conviction rates of native-born Americans, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants.
I released the following open letter to Texans on the National Day of Prayer:Dear Fellow Texans:On this 67th annual National Day of Prayer, communities across the nation are gathering together, men and women of all faiths,...
I joined Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) as the Republican co-lead sponsoring the Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 4005).
We recently learned that Fresno State Professor Randa Jarra said terrible things about former First Lady Barbara Bush. This morning I came across the below *raw* footage of Jarra on YouTube.
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care, without increasing federal spending
Down in Houston, Texas, you can find several remarkable individuals celebrating huge milestones this year. Clarewood House Senior Community is home to 11 centenarians.Centenarians, simply put, are people who live to see over...
I released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation announcement regarding the seizure of Backpage.com.

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