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.
Midland Odessa shooting
A year later, Heidi and I continue to lift up in prayer all of the victims, their families, and the entire Midland-Odessa community. We especially remember the families and loved ones of those who died that day, and we pray...
Hurricane Laura is a serious storm. It's expected to move quickly as a Category 4 storm. Forecasters are expecting high winds, especially in East Texas, and a storm surge of at least 10 feet in some areas which could result...
Soldier safety is rightfully the Army's top priority, and it is clear that changes must be made to Fort Hood in order to better safeguard the soldiers stationed there. Our brave men and women go to work every day to defend...
It’s expected to continue intensifying on a path to hit the U.S. coastline late Wednesday or early Thursday as a major Category 3 hurricane capable of “devastating” damage.
One storm is currently forecast to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border; the other could reach the Florida Panhandle. Two hurricanes hitting the Gulf at once would be unprecedented, experts say.
How did the sentiment of Black Lives Matter turn into the depraved BLM movement?  First, we must make the distinction between what the BLM movement is all about and the protesters. George Floyd’s death which appeared to be...
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the U.S. company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing. It’s one of a handful of candidates to reach this stage.
Heavy rain is set to hit Houston over the weekend, as what is expected to be a tropical storm from the Gulf of Mexico heads toward Southeast Texas.
A corrupt Jefferson County DA Investigator Marcelo Molfino is likely to finally face justice as the Texas Rangers have submitted their investigation against him to Special Prosecutor, and elected San Jacinto County District...
4th of July
Two-hundred-forty-four years ago, the United States declared Independence from Great Britain. Today, we celebrate the birth of American Independence. From our Founding Fathers to U.S. soldiers defending our freedoms overseas...
The Addicks and Barker dams have been strengthened, but they’re still designed to release water if the reservoirs behind them fill to capacity
Hurricane Laura
As you may know, Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall late this evening or early tomorrow as a Category 4 Hurricane.
Hurricane Harvey
In the three years since Hurricane Harvey's devastating landfall, the Texas gulf communities have made tremendous strides on the road to recovery. Today, I recognized the progress that has been made and the work that remains...
“Don’t wait until the skies are gray. Begin to think about what to do to survive right now.”
marriage
Friday, I announced my support for the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act, a bill to retroactively send economic recovery checks authorized by the CARES Act to Texans who did not originally qualify...
RPT Convention
This was my eighth Republican state convention.  Needless to say this was the most difficult, frustrating and challenging Republican State Convention I have ever attended.  Difficult because we literally had to stand by,...
The beaches with the most potentially unsafe days for swimming were located in Matagorda, Harris, Brazoria and Nueces counties. On average, beaches in Galveston had unsafe levels of contamination 23% of the time they were...
During the last several months, our child care providers have been faced with financial hardship while being asked to change how they operate. Congress must provide sufficient funding to ensure child care providers remain...
Recently my bipartisan bill to block online sales of electronic cigarettes to children, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, passed the Senate.  Excerpts of my remarks about the bill are...
On the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about an amendment I introduced to the National Defense Authorization Act to change current leave policy for U.S. servicemembers so their pre-approved parental leave is not terminated...

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