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.
As Christmas approaches, we celebrate the most precious gift, that in the humblest of circumstances, Christ came to save the world. We pause to remember that night in Bethlehem, and to give thanks for the blessings the Lord...
I think that sometimes as Christians we forget the importance of offering the non-secular, evangelical expression of "Merry Christmas" to someone.Despite what anyone or any court says, any recognition of Christmas is an...
The United States has our military all over the world, and we have for a good number of years. In fact, the United States has been at war for a long, long time.This year, as we approach Christmas, families across America...
Last week, the House of Representatives introduced companion legislation to my bill to ensure that members of the Armed Forces combatting the spread of Ebola in West Africa are entitled to appropriate tax benefits.Rep. Beto...
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing nearly 150 innocent civilians according to reports. The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the school—...
Washington, DC: For the last seven years, Congressman Mike Turner, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, has fought to protect the parental rights of our service men and women...
I spoke on the Senate floor today on a provision in the FY2015 Defense Authorization bill making victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood eligible to receive the Purple Heart. “Shortly after the attack, it...
Editor's Note: A resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia unanimously passed the Senate yesterday to condemn the use of civilians...
This week I was honored to join Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) in delivering the Weekly Republican Address.
From the Office of Rick Perry - Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our...
Merry Christmas to all of you! I just love this time of year, don't you? To me it's special because I know I'll be baking cookies with the kids and gathering with my family and friends over special, time honored recipes...
Congressman Poe holds Human Trafficking panel in HoustonAs the 113th Congress comes to a close, here's a brief wrap up of some of my legislative accomplishments over the last two years:
Friday morning I toured the ICU and Emergency Department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In August the hospital admitted the individual with the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.
The legislative record of the Texas Legislature during the six-year tenure of House Speaker Joe Straus draws high praise from national pro-life organizations and harsh criticism from pro-abortion organizations. Americans...
Despite all of the noise Battleground Texas made, Battleground Texas faded into the night in Bexar County, their great BLUE Hope dashed and Texas remained RED. Leticia Van de Putte may have won the voters in Bexar County...
The House of Representatives yesterday approved bipartisan Science Committee legislation to coordinate and drive research and development (R&D) across federal agencies to address cyber threats to America’s high-tech...
Every day the intelligence community goes to work to protect Americans. They risk their lives on covert battlefields all around the world to prevent another attack on America. Thanks in part to their efforts, there has not...
Editor's Note: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after Democrats on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released their report on enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the...
If this election showed us anything, Americans may be more pro-life than previously believed. Wendy Davis' run for Texas governor was supposed to showcase the strength of the pro-choice movement, but Davis lost big time and...
As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past...

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