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.
During the 114th Congress several important pieces of legislation were passed into law that will help support those who protect our communities, including bills to expand active shooter training, increase resources for...
President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes reforms to the mental health and criminal justice system based on the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. Today is a...
Yesterday I delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and heralding the arrival of a new administration that embraces our allies and...
Here are seven things that you may not know happened on the West Coast after the Pearl Harbor attacks.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, a military base in Jafr, Jordan was attacked. A hail of gunfire suddenly rang out while three American soldiers were returning to base. The reason for the shots fired is still publically unknown...
I released the following statement in the wake of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that highlights the plight of Chinese political
A baby girl was found in a storm drain after she was ejected from a rollover car crash Friday night. She survived the incident with a small scratch.
I hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are. I’m spending the holiday at home with family in from out of town. As always, I’m thankful for my family and friends and the multitude of gifts God has blessed me...
Texas Ranger Dallas Stoudenmire stepped out of the stage coach and stood in the street of the rough, remote, boomtown of El Paso Texas in 1881. This wasn’t the first lawless town the 6’4” tall Ranger had seen.
On a bright, sunny Sunday morning, San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi, was killed during a routine traffic stop. While the 50-year-old officer was writing a ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind his...
Our men and women in blue are the best we have. They are the thin blue line between good and evil. Each day these men and women head out into the field not knowing what they will face, not knowing if their day will be filled...
Obama Administration officials believe captured journalist Austin Tice is alive in Syria.
Nothing, of course.Today, my old buddy Ian Millhiser was at it again.
Last night, this Chamber voted to move the 21st Century Cures bill forward with an incredible vote of 85 senators voting in favor. It passed the House overwhelmingly last week, and I look forward to getting it through the...
Sweet tea, BBQ, and football – these are just some of the things Texans love dearly. From high school football to college football, Texans will come out to every game no matter what the temperature and weather is.
In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, I highlighted the importance of reforming our nation’s mental health system with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act that the Senate will soon consider.
Police quickly responded to the chaotic scene Monday, and within a minute, a university police officer shot and killed the suspect. But it was hours before people understood the details of what had happened on the flagship...
Thanksgiving is a time of profound reflection and gratitude. As families and loved ones in Texas and across the country gather together, let us all stand united in recognition of the divine and enduring promise of America –...
The San Antonio Police Department has arrested the man they believe is responsible for the execution-style murder of Detective Benjamin Marconi Sunday morning.
As Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the force, wrote a ticket from inside his car, a black vehicle pulled up behind him, the chief said.The driver then got out and walked up to the Marconi's opened car window, blasting one...

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