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 much-anticipated tenth season of the Fireball Run television series has premiered on Amazon Prime / Amazon Video.  The 26-episode adventure-travel series traverses from Western New York to Massachusetts.
This week, I, along with members of the Texas delegation wrote a letter to Senate leadership urging quick action on a third emergency supplemental spending bill to provide critical relief to impacted areas and the people who...
Peace Corps volunteers represent what is best about America. They are our angels abroad.They give years of their lives to help other people. They build goodwill across the globe for the United States.
Rebecca grew up in a small town in southern Oregon. She was on the honor roll, and she played varsity sports.She graduated high school early and immediately enrolled in Oregon State University. However, when her daughter was...
I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that remind us of our shared heritage of religious liberty and teach us to secure this blessing both at home and abroad.
In the midst of the African-American unemployment level hitting an all-time low and the national holiday we devote to honoring the extraordinary life and works of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, the niece of MLK Jr.,...
I salute the Houston Fire Department and Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Monday, I released the following statement after President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act into law.
An East Texas pastor drowned on Christmas Day after saving a colleague and his son. The incident occurred in Costa Rica during missionary work.
I authored the following Op-Ed highlighting Republican accomplishments in the first year of the 115th Congress and the new Administration: How Republicans in Congress Made Great Strides in 2017Sen. John...
A Texas middle school student sprang into action and guided a school bus to safety last week after he noticed the driver was suffering a medical emergency.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with PBS NewsHour to discuss the how I'm working to get the resources Houston needs to recover and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey.
A Texas jury wasted no time in sentencing a man that police called a sexual predator to a life sentence following his conviction for murdering a teenage girl. Dallas County prosecutors declined to seek the death penalty...
Five years ago, one of my constituents—Mr. Victor Lovelady—was brutally killed at the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria. Victor was killed not just for who he was, but also for what he represented. He was killed...
As you know, our society is changing, in numerous ways.  One of those changes is perspective — how we view and process things.  Perspective is developed during our lives from our parents, schools, work life, religion, and...
I issued the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Yesterday, On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and I introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent...
Last week on the Senate floor, I highlighted the Senate’s many legislative accomplishments in 2017 that will benefit Texans and Americans across the country. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning until Wednesday morning for parts of Central Texas, including Austin and south to San Antonio. A freeze warning for South Texas included McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr and...
A couple weeks ago, the House passed H.R.

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