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.
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As hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units swell with patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, political leaders coordinating responses in “hot spots” are asking doctors and other medical professionals in parts...
Houston Methodist Hospital received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin utilizing plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 patients. The FDA approved the major Houston hospital system as the first...
Greg Abbott
People flying into Texas airports from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be subject to a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days, or the duration of their stay in Texas, whichever is shorter. Abbott said he’s issuing a...
Following the Senate Democrats’ decision to play partisan games and block the Senate’s third bipartisan emergency coronavirus package, yesterday I 
healthcare workers
President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first...
I voted in favor of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide immediate assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including free testing for all Americans.Members in our community have felt...
donald trump state of emergency
President Trump formally declared a national emergency Friday afternoon to address the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.
How many cases? Where are they? Who is at risk? Here are the answers to questions about how the new strain of coronavirus is playing out in Texas.
immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would ensure U.S. citizenship for all children of U.S. service members while stationed abroad.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young Texans and is on the rise nationally. This legislation would help us understand the factors that contribute to someone making this decision and help identify how we can...
greg abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today has just today, 3/31/2020, issued an Executive Order GA 14.
CARES Act
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen issued the following statement about the signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which...
CD-23
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded seven grants to health centers in the 23rd congressional district to continue combating the current pandemic. The funds awarded to the community health facilities...
flatten the curve
We have a figurative war on our hands, but not against enemy bullets. It is not against the Coronavirus itself.
The Senate will soon vote on the Families Fist Coronavirus Response Act to help Americans deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
donald trump rose garden coronavirus
President Trump declared a national emergency Friday as the number of daily new coronavirus cases in the US continues to rise. The declaration will help ease the distribution of up to $50 billion in federal emergency funds...
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to concerns about coronavirus after a Montgomery County man with no recent travel history tested positive for COVID-19....
Recently on the Senate floor, I discussed my vote on emergency funding for our nation’s Coronavirus response, which includes $950 million in reimbursement funds for states and local communities that have responded to the...
The state's first coronavirus case identified outside of a Texas quarantine site is a man in his 70s who lives in the Houston area.
Yesterday, I voted for both the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I spoke about this legislation recently on the Senate floor. Excerpts are below...

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