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.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has opened a new section of the county jail dedicated to military veterans, with the aim of helping them prepare for civilian life. 
Fifty years ago, the world was transfixed by a grainy black-and-white image of Neil Armstrong descending a ladder preparing to take humankind's first steps on the moon. I was one of more than a half billion people, the...
4th of July celebrations
It has been over 40 years since The Economist made this statement, and still, it is true. Forty years ago, I was young and full of enthusiasm and looking forward to the future. Some things have changed….other things have not...
Beach-goers celebrating Independence Day are urged to take caution on the Gulf Coast after rip currents were blamed for a string of drownings and swimmers-gone-missing at the start of the summer.
As you sing along with your friends and family about how the stars and stripes remained gallantly streaming through the perilous fight, I encourage you to also think about the values that this great nation was founded on....
Earlier this week I called for immediate humanitarian aid to help the unaccompanied children at our southern border. I stand by this call.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental border spending bill Wednesday that would provide $4.59 billion for emergency border resources.
During this graduation season, I have found myself reflecting on the moment 19 years ago when I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in computer science. I was preparing to serve my country as an undercover...
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today I participated in a ceremony with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to rename the street in front of NASA's headquarters as "Hidden Figures Way." The designation...
American flag
This past Monday was the 151st Memorial Day, where we remembered the brave men and women who courageously fought for our freedom and who bravely dedicated their lives in defense of our own.
I moved to Downtown Austin in the spring of 2017 when I married my husband Doug Aldeen. We minimalized in an unbelievable way, but we love our home and our life. Austin has swelled into one of America's latest boomtowns,...
Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to Ross Perot. In his 89 years on earth, he lived the American dream to the fullest. Ross is a Texas legend. He will be remembered as an outstanding entrepreneur, philanthropist, and...
May God bless our families as we commemorate our country's founding, and may God bless this great nation for centuries to come.
A man who claimed he was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High during the 2018 shooting told a harrowing story of survival. But the school district says he never worked there.
Supreme Court
The court had said that the administration's explanation for adding the question was insufficient and sent it back to the lower courts for further consideration. 
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed legislation Friday shielding patients from getting a huge bill when their insurance company and medical provider can’t agree on payment.
I led a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, pharmaceuticals, and hospitals. The discussion centered on the current scope of private-sector childhood cancer initiatives in Africa and the opportunities for public-...
tornado in Texas
Nearly 30 tornadoes were reported from Texas to Iowa on Wednesday, continuing a streak of 13th consecutive days across the United States with at least eight tornado reports.
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed a disaster relief package that included a provision he authored to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release $4 billion in Hurricane Harvey funds...

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