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.
May 21st, 2020
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and I yesterday introduced a bill to allow servicemembers time to grieve the death of their newborn babies. The Elaine M.
May 16th, 2020
Comedian Kevin James recently released a video satire called "Out of Touch" showing him and a friend running through the woods with the police in pursuit. The video then cuts to six hours earlier where we soon find out why...
May 11th, 2020
Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were experiencing fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social...
May 5th, 2020
I recently announced that more than $2.8 million has been allocated to Texas from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.
May 1st, 2020
Today I announced over $5.6 million in additional relief-funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This relief is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,...
April 20th, 2020
I cannot remember a time in my life when our country was faced with a struggle like it is today. Coronavirus has changed everything from our work environment, to errand running, to family time. While a lot has changed, and,...
April 14th, 2020
The number of Texas families that applied for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program doubled in March compared with the same period last year, as thousands of Texans lost their jobs and incomes because of the COVID-19...
April 9th, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, Robby Montoya broke news that the Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley had banned all in person church services. Specifically, Judge Whitley posted up on social media that he was not allowing in-person...
April 2nd, 2020
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...
March 31st, 2020
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...
May 19th, 2020
I know many of you feel robbed because of how this year is ending, but I want you to know that even though you didn’t get to walk across that stage, we are all still here celebrating your accomplishments.
May 15th, 2020
On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. As a native Texan and with the ‘stay at home’ executive order expiring May 7, I thought I would share my thoughts and activities...
May 6th, 2020
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the need to address the pandemic’s impact on mental health. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
May 4th, 2020
Texas continues to recover from over 14 major disasters in addition to the ongoing response to COVID-19. Recovery resources are stretched to a breaking point, and federal assistance is desperately needed for this event.
April 30th, 2020
President Trump tweeted last week that he was going to sign an executive order to temporarily halt all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
April 20th, 2020
The following article was authored by Rachel Malone, Texas Director of Gun Owners of America:16-year-old Jonathan Harrington put in a good day's work on his family farm. He was sleeping soundly when his mother ran...
April 10th, 2020
As coronavirus threatens to overwhelm hospitals in areas with large numbers of patients with COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of our healthcare workforce and the critical role that immigrants play in filling the...
April 7th, 2020
I sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force to request victims of domestic violence be given a safe place to reside during the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 31st, 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today has just today, 3/31/2020, issued an Executive Order GA 14.
March 30th, 2020
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...