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.
A Texas mom says anti-Trump border wall activists called her seven-year-old son “Hitler” because he set up a hot chocolate stand to raise money for the project. The boy said he wanted to help the president after he listened...
Too few Houstonians are vaccinated against measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I congratulated D’Anne Emmett Spence of Huntsville, Texas, as she was promoted to the rank of Colonel of the United States Air Force, and invited her to be his guest at the State of the Union Address.
cold weather
Chicago was as cold as the Arctic with a low temperature of around minus 23 degrees, and Minneapolis reached minus 27. See winter weather photos from those cities and other locales in the Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday...
Four police officers were shot and another officer sustained a knee injury while serving a warrant late Monday afternoon in southeast Houston.
This Martin Luther King Day, may we unite as a nation to reflect on the legacy Reverend King forged in the most turbulent of times. In the face of racial inequality and injustice, Rev. King devoted his life to preaching a...
A security camera outside a flower shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shows the shocking image of an alleged burglar who brought a little girl along as he attempts a break-in. The effort apparently fails.
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
This government shutdown is unnecessary. 
A woman and two teenage girls were found shot to death Thursday morning at a million-dollar home in a gated South Texas community.
veterans childcare
This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act.
Hurricane Harvey was the most economically destructive hurricane in Texas history and the second-most expensive hurricane in American history.
I recently issued the following statement highlighting the importance of putting an end to human trafficking, which continues in Texas, and across the nation in honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention...
price gauging
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing, I questioned a panel of expert witnesses on drug pricing in America. Excerpts from my line of questioning are below:
A little more than a decade ago, Texas prisons were bursting at the seams, a problem only exacerbated by the fact that the majority of those released from prison eventually returned.
It is unbelievable the number of times over the past few months that an event or statement has required me to remind people that racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism and misogyny have no place in our country. It is unfortunate...
This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and I introduced the Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act (S. 169)which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary...
The rumor mill is hard at work, but you can't believe everything you hear.
The beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area’s showbiz residents.
What began as a New Years Day teenagers’ joyride in an SUV led to a crash that left a Texas woman dead and a 14-year-old boy charged with murder. The county sheriff says the boy crashed into the woman’s pickup truck after...

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