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.
Yesterday I participated in McAllen's annual Fourth of July Street Parade and Freedom Festival. Shortly thereafter, I attended a brunch, where I met with local community leaders and volunteers.
July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, 56 misfits, rebels, and freedom fighters all filled a small room with the intent to form a new nation.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I introduced a Senate Resolution to honor the first anniversary of the tragic attack on Dallas law enforcement on July 7, 2016. The full text of the resolution is as follows:
Yesterday I praised the United States Supreme Court's decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer.
Last week, President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures our veterans receive the care they have earned and deserve. I...
By now you’ve heard about the two incidents in which a rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in New York was disrupted by Donald Trump supporters who objected to the assassination scene with a Trump-like Caesar.The...
Last week, the entire nation stopped, following the news of a shooting directed at my friends and Republican colleagues who were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, an annual bipartisan fundraiser that raises...
Overheard at a San Antonio restaurant, “We’re visiting my daughter who lives here and I find it to be such a lovely city, so very conservative.”  On June 10, 2017 with some hope still remaining, the last remnants of a ‘...
North Korea has released an American college student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, U.S. and North Korean officials said Tuesday. Otto Warmbier’s parents said he was in a...
Alright, folks.  I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out.  Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain...
Because John Adams wanted us to. Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of the festivities. In a letter to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he wrote that the occasion should...
Last week on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
This week I introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act to modernize the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) IT infrastructure in a manner that will better equip it to ensure our veterans receive the utmost...
In Texas, whether you are two-stepping, herding cattle, or sitting in the summer heat enjoying some barbecue, you will rarely find Texans without their boots. And the finest boots in Texas were made by Houston legend, Rocky...
Growing up in a farming and ranching family, guns have been part of my life since I was a child. My grandfather taught me the importance of gun safety, marksmanship, and our right under the Constitution to own and use guns...
Recreational red snapper fishing is important to the economy of Gulf Coast towns and the many people who enjoy fishing.
This Juneteenth, we celebrate 152 years since long-awaited freedom finally came for so many in the State of Texas.
Yesterday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) and I introduced H.R. 2829, “Jane’s Law.” This bipartisan legislation works to close loopholes that allow individuals to cross...
 As society grapples with these complex social issues wrought, in part, by the Internet, it's reassuring to know one of the world's biggest online businesses is seeking a solution.
Americans once thought that the horrors of human trafficking were a foreign problem. However, traffickers lurk all around us right here in America.

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