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.
This June and July were the hottest Houston has ever seen, which has the region bracing for the possibility of even steamier weather in August.
Hurricane Harvey
That kind of resilience is what residents expect from local officials to help them recover more quickly from flooding disasters. People like Paula Sitter don't want a repeat of Harvey where they have to wait years to move...
midland schools
Thank you to Midland Legacy and Coleman High School for stopping by my office last week!These Midland schools are a great representation of the future of our community. I am so incredibly encouraged by all of these students...
Houston
June didn't just seem hotter than usual – it was. In fact, it was Houston's hottest June on record.
VA
On Monday, I asked the VA to hold an employee accountable for brutally beating and choking a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran at Fort McPherson VA Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia; the victim suffered numerous injuries and was...
uvalde students
As I write this article there is still no reason expressed as to why the lone 18 year old gunman chose to enter Robb Elementary School and commit his unspeakable heinous crime.  The slaughter of 19 innocent children and two...
snake
With temperatures hitting triple digits across the state, summer is an ideal time for snakes. Know what to do if you come across one.
drought
A dry spring is causing agricultural issues as farmers work to produce more weather-resistant crops.
academy noms
I am pleased to announce the outstanding students from the 8th Congressional District of Texas who have accepted appointments to attend U.S. military service academies after being nominated by his office.
The rights of parents are being circumvented by some school districts who are experimenting on Texas students.  How many parents know this?  How many parents are fearful of retribution?  How many parents look the other way...
missing child
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed his Jenna Quinn Law, which would allow grant funds to be used to train and educate students, teachers, caregivers, and other adults who work with children in...
prescription drugs
This week, I announced that my bill, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, which allows physicians to prescribe buprenorphine without first obtaining a waiver, passed the House, 402 to 20, Wednesday, June 22. ...
4th of july costs
Last year, the Biden White House released the now-infamous 
4th of July
We celebrate the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a document--and the blood that was spilled fighting for that independence--that bestowed upon our nation the gift of freedom.
human trafficking
I released the following statement after at least 48 people died in an abandoned tractor trailer in San Antonio, TX, and an additional two people died later at the hospital. An additional 14 people remain at a local hospital...
classroom
A coalition of leading law enforcement, mental health, domestic violence, and education groups have endorsed my Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and multiple Editorial Boards have voiced their support.
John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I introduced the Senate companion to a bipartisan, bicameral bill renaming a Texas post office after Spc. Vanessa Guillén.
supreme court
The Sunday talk shows on CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC gave zero coverage to the assassination attempt of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This is outrageous. The leftist media coverage is terrible and biased. If a liberal Justice had been...
On the Senate floor, I discussed the agreement recently announced outlining the focus of negotiations on any potential school safety and mental health legislation.
robb elementary
This week on the floor, I gave an update on the ongoing bipartisan negotiations on potential mental health and school safety legislation. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.

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