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.
A woman in South Texas faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking a 9-year-old girl.
With pro-life Republican Governor Abbott at the helm, and pro-life Republicans Joe Straus and Dan Patrick leading in the House and Senate, Texas continues to set the standard for protecting the unborn.
Recently on the Senate floor, I reiterated the importance of Republicans coming together to keep their promise to get rid of Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
The focus on which bathrooms people can use is distracting people from a "disingenuous" effort to lower property taxes and and a school choice bill that would "cripple funding" for rural public school districts, he said....
Yesterday, the House unanimously passed bipartisan legislation – introduced by Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and I – to improve Medicare Part B programs for patients with significant health challenges and the health...
Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
In line with concerns that tourism officials have raised about the bathroom bill’s effect on the convention business, Curry and Jennings wrote that the bathroom bill could also keep the national church from holding its 2018...
I introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the updates and revisions made to the Senate Republican plan to reform health care after additional input by Members. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can...
Congress took a big step late last week in fulfilling its most important Constitutional duty: to provide for the common defense. I joined my colleagues in the House to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (...
I released the following statement after the Commission to Combat Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that President Donald Trump grant a waiver to the states to eliminate barriers to substance abuse treatment...
Jennifer Mamola represents the very best of America. She volunteered for the Peace Corps at 26 and served in Uganda.While there, tragically, she was hit from behind by a drunk driver, breaking both of her legs. Her life...
Last week I spoke with reporters following the Senate’s health care vote. Below are excerpts of my comments. Watch highlights of my comments here.
“Texas, Margaret, Texas.”These were supposedly the last words Sam Houston spoke before he passed away in his Huntsville home on July 26, 1863.Margaret was his wife of 23 years. Texas, of course, was the Republic he led as...
I included language in the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill to urge the Secretary of State to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag known to have flown at the Battle...
Former Congresswoman Linda Smith (R-WA-03), President of Shared Hope International, and I authored the following Op-Ed in the The Hill on the fight against human trafficking, highlighting my bill to end this heinous crime,...
A new soccer stadium in St. Petersburg, a luxury apartment complex in Moscow, all brought to Russia by North Korean slaves. That is right.These slaves get almost no wages, no holidays, with little food or sleep. Little Kim...
Currently, citizens can only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered a resident. Exceptions are made for active duty military members, but not their spouses.
As fireworks boomed in the sky above the Bronx, 48-year-old law officer Miosotis Familia sat in a mobile command unit. She was a good officer.
After years of hard work, I am delighted that the House passed this important measure to support mobile physicians and the millions of Americans who rely upon their essential services.

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