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.
May 23rd, 2017
The Texas Legislature may have just answered with a solution: banning child marriages altogether, as the House voted to do on Friday, sending the legislation up to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.
May 22nd, 2017
On the brink of peak mosquito season in Texas, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Acting Director Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking about how her agency is coordinating with Texas public...
May 15th, 2017
My daughter Kai is six years old. She also happens to be transgender. (As a lifelong Conservative Christian, this turn in the road came as a huge surprise, and you can read more about that here.)
May 10th, 2017
For the past 35 years, TAASA has been the voice for sexual assault survivors in Texas. I wish I was here today to speak about one of the solid, victim-centered bills currently proposed in the legislature.
May 1st, 2017
The real fact of the matter is that these bills won’t do anything. Who is going to police it – are you going to have a police officer standing outside every restroom? And a criminal is going to do criminal things, period....
April 21st, 2017
I have no idea whether Bill O’Reilly is guilty or innocent of the charges against him.Either way, his fall — given that he topped the cable news programs for over 15 years — was incredibly swift.
April 19th, 2017
Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel amid allegations of sexual harrassment.
April 16th, 2017
It is Easter Sunday and for many Christians, this represents the highlight of their faith when Jesus Christ rose from the dead to conquer death and sin, opening the gates of Heaven to us all
April 12th, 2017
I am so proud to live in a country that cares so passionately about the safety of our children. This is a great starting point we can use toward common ground.I am a registered Republican. I am a Christian. I have a degree...
April 10th, 2017
On a beautiful sun-filled Monday morning, April 3, Wounded Warrior MSgt Blaine Scott and wife Lilly and 10 year old son Blaine were welcomed into their new neighborhood in Copper Ridge just outside of New Braunfels, Texas. ...
May 22nd, 2017
At least 19 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called "an appalling suicide attack" after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England,...
May 19th, 2017
I’m a politically conservative Christian. Six years ago, God blessed my husband and me with a beautiful daughter. Like all parents, we want to do everything we can to keep her safe.
May 12th, 2017
The following article was originally published on Texas Believes.At the core of his faith, The Reverend Doctor Larry Bethune is guided by the strong belief that “God loves all people and loves all people equally.”...
May 3rd, 2017
As Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I recently released the following statement in support of a measure to allow private-sector employers to offer employees the choice of paid time off in lieu of cash wages for...
April 26th, 2017
As the Texas Senate was getting down to work on the “bathroom bill,” Dr. Steve Hotze, an anti-gay activist and longtime business partner of Lt. Gov.
April 20th, 2017
A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off.President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was "terrorist-related".
April 17th, 2017
Aging out of foster care should not mean aging into homelessness. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will remove obstacles blocking these vulnerable youths’ access to safe housing during their overnight...
April 13th, 2017
"Texas has had 221 mumps cases this year, the largest total since there were 234 cases in 1994."
April 10th, 2017
The clock begins its inexorable tick to closing time and Republican members of the Texas Legislature such as myself are left to contemplate that which will define the session and our political legacies. Most of us will hew...
April 7th, 2017
Yesterday the President made it clear that we will not stand idly by while Bashar al-Assad barbarically uses chemical weapons to take the lives of innocent men, women, and children.