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.
The Abolish Human Trafficking Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S.
As Hurricane Harvey rampaged across Texas, the heavens opened up and 50 inches of rain hammered down on the Houston area.
Today, on the sixteenth anniversary of one of our nation’s darkest hours, we pause and remember the thousands of innocent lives lost, and the heroism of firefighters, law enforcement officials, first responders, and Good...
State officials say it could take up to months before homeowners see any state or federal relief and that has revived some talk about the governor calling lawmakers back to the capitol for a 2nd special session to look for...
Today I voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund...
I announced that I intend to vote ‘yes’ on the Hurricane Harvey relief package today.I am very pleased that we were able to get strong bipartisan support for major federal relief for the millions of Texans hurting from...
After passage of the initial Hurricane Harvey disaster supplemental appropriations bill, I released the following statement.
During my trip to Corpus Christi, Rockport, Austin, all around the state, these are the stories I heard in Houston, Beaumont, and other cities; all of them devastated. But in none of them was their spirit destroyed
As Hurricane Harvey swept through the southern part of our state, we have seen the images of the devastation and the destruction brought upon by this horrific storm.
President Trump urged onlookers at a Houston shelter to “have a good time” on Saturday — and appeared to take his own advice during a daylong Gulf Coast tour that blurred the line between bucking up a battered region and...
Floridians risked their lives to rescue manatees trapped on the bottom of a suddenly dry bed of sand that just a few moments earlier was Sarasota Bay. Hurricane Irma succeeded in sucking all of the water out of the bay,...
Today on the Senate floor, I commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and discussed the importance of passing the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for our nation’s military....
The last few weeks have altered my life and the lives of many of my friends and neighbors profoundly. Seeing the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought on South Texas has been life changing.
A Florida mayor issued mandatory evacuation orders for his beachfront community while calling Irma a “nuclear hurricane.” The Category 5 hurricane is expected to hit Florida on Sunday morning.
Long lines for gasoline in Austin and elsewhere in the state have dissipated for the most part along with the short-lived, social media-fueled frenzy over fears of a severe shortage. 
Yesterday,  I voted in support of the $7.85 billion emergency supplemental appropriations package for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The House passed H.Res. 502, Making Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief, by a...
I released the following statement after supporting a measure to provide $7.85 billion in relief funding for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey:
A volunteer rescuer died on his way to help flood victims from Hurricane Harvey. His family said he was a recipient of President Barrack Obama’s Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.
This Labor Day comes at a moment when Houston and the Gulf Coast will need more blue-collar tradesmen and women than ever before thanks to the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey over the last week.
Earlier this week I had a conference call with the Administration, FEMA, DHS, House Leadership, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and the Houston-Galveston Congressional delegation.

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