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.
Obamacare is broken in so many ways. Higher premiums, less coverage, lost doctors, more paperwork… and now taxpayers subsidizing abortion. The independent government watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO),...
There are a lot of members of Congress, including me, that do not agree with the President’s politics and think his Syria plan is too little too late, but in a time of war we must support our Commander-in-Chief, it’s what we...
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of joining the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce to discuss health care and its impact on jobs and the economy. I heard from members of the community about the real-world consequences of...
The author of the following article, Anna Marion, is an advisor to leaders who wish to incorporate wholeness and healing into their decision making. Anna is trained in the Theophostic method of inner-healing, has an...
On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where I serve as a Subcommittee Chairman, approved H.R. 5229, the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2014.I am proud to see this bill, which I co-authored...
This week I voted in favor of a continuing resolution measure that would fund government operations. It also contained an amendment authored by House Armed Services Committee Chairman “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) to authorize...
The global threat of the terrorist group ISIL is real. And it’ll only increase if we allow ISIL to keep building support, resources, and arms. Based on the briefings I’ve received on the subject, I don’t see any current...
Today marks the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration of a rich heritage that has had an immense impact on our local community and nation as a whole. This month gives us the opportunity to...
Patriotism is alive and well in Comal County. SPC Justin “JP” Lane received a hero’s welcome on September 11, 2014 with a parade and BBQ, Texas-style. The event was to present JP, as he is called, with a home in Smithson...
As I paused to remember the fallen heroes of September 11, I am reminded that just 3 days later I began drafting one of my first essays. The Sound of Security has not been seen except by a few people before today...
I spoke at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Friday. In his remarks, I reflected on the struggles we see in the world, in America, and in our personal lives and how, by keeping faith, we...
The Texas National Guard (TNG) saved the life of a man on the Texas-Mexico border who was accidentally injured while working along the river. The victim had severely cut his arm while working to clear brush along the river...
The rapid deterioration of several nations in the Middle East and North Africa has taken many Americans and our leaders by surprise. Iraq, Syria and Libya have all seen terrorist groups spread their influence and grow in...
Initial U.S. airstrikes have been conducted with coalition partners in Syria against the Islamic State and groups with ties to Al Qaeda.Our first thought should be the safety and success of all our men and women in uniform...
I find it interesting that so many of our legislators today support the idea of arming and training Syrian Rebels -  many of whom are the same people who support more gun control laws here at home.Arming and training foreign...
The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved legislation I sponsored to boost support for and protection of victims of human trafficking by increasing law enforcement resources, enhancing victims’ services and increasing...
On August 28, I wrote a piece questioning the militarization of our local police departments. In that article I asked some tough questions concerning the need for local law enforcement agencies to have military surplus items...
As we remember the tragic occurrences of 9/11 we must also recognize that we still live with the very real threat of continued acts of terrorism. Two American journalists have been savagely executed and the Middle East...
A twenty-four year Army officer was denied entrance to his daughter’s high school in Rochester, Michigan. His offense? He was wearing the uniform of the United States Army.Army Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker went to his daughter...
Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation’s thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the fallen and the lives that were forever changed. That morning, we witnessed firsthand the...

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