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.
“Our legislation is focused on the patients, who are mostly children, who deal with these horrible seizures on a daily basis,” Eltife said. “As a parent, I can’t imagine knowing there is a safe treatment for my severely sick...
Last Monday, the House passed H.R.203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, by a vote of 403-0. This legislation was named in honor of Marine Cpl. Clay Hunt, who earned a Purple Heart in Iraq before...
A Houston man was killed by a random bullet while standing in his front yard with his wife on New Year’s Eve. The couple was in their yard watching celebratory fireworks when he was struck in the head and collapsed.
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...
Sleeping most of the day for the better part of the last 13 days with the ‘flu’ is not something I was looking forward to or planning for 2015, but that is what I have been doing: sleeping. The last time I had the ‘flu’ was...
The Red Ryder BB gun is a ghost of Christmas past because, this year, Santa gave drones. Here a drone, there a drone, everywhere a drone. Just more eyes in the sky, and these eyes could be anywhere and on any person. How...
The Harris County mental health system, run in cooperation with the University of Texas Medical Center, is doing a fine job with short-term stays, working closely with Probate Judges Rory Olsen and Christine Butts.But there...
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...

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