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 14th, 2018
Cato published my recent Immigration Research and Policy Brief that relied on Texas state criminal data to compare the conviction rates of native-born Americans, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants.
May 3rd, 2018
I released the following open letter to Texans on the National Day of Prayer:Dear Fellow Texans:On this 67th annual National Day of Prayer, communities across the nation are gathering together, men and women of all faiths,...
April 24th, 2018
I joined Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) as the Republican co-lead sponsoring the Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 4005).
April 23rd, 2018
We recently learned that Fresno State Professor Randa Jarra said terrible things about former First Lady Barbara Bush. This morning I came across the below *raw* footage of Jarra on YouTube.
April 18th, 2018
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care, without increasing federal spending
April 16th, 2018
Down in Houston, Texas, you can find several remarkable individuals celebrating huge milestones this year. Clarewood House Senior Community is home to 11 centenarians.Centenarians, simply put, are people who live to see over...
April 10th, 2018
I released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation announcement regarding the seizure of Backpage.com.
April 6th, 2018
I rise today to honor the brave men and women of the Spring Fire Department. For 65 years, Spring firefighters have run in where we run out.
April 3rd, 2018
Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Lake Jackson, Texas, this week to hunt for Easter Egg filled with numerous high-dollar prized. One of the grand prizes — a 55-inch big screen television.
May 11th, 2018
It’s that time of year again, ballparks are back in swing. You will be hard pressed not to find a little league game being played just about any day of the week. Most kids know the thrill of lacing up their cleats, wearing a...
April 25th, 2018
The first board of her keel landed on the dockyard with a loud thump. It was 107 years ago today, April 17, 1911.One year later, she sailed smoothly into Newport News, Virginia, harbor, christened the USS Texas, BB–35. She...
April 24th, 2018
Some 2.4 million Texas children have at least one immigrant parent, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation using 2016 data. That’s compared to a total 7.7 million children in Texas.
April 20th, 2018
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of the non-profit Mercy Ships of Garden Valley, Texas, in recognition of their...
April 17th, 2018
Mrs. Bush and President George H.W. Bush have been long-time friends and were very helpful when I started my career in Congress. The family has done much for the state of Texas and our country.
April 10th, 2018
Obesity is something that has a direct impact on our economy, our health care system, and the health and wellbeing of our communities. This epidemic is starting younger and younger making childhood obesity more and more...
April 9th, 2018
Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican on Monday morning.
April 4th, 2018
Colombia recently deployed 3,000 troops along its border with Venezuela to control the influx of more than 250,000 refugees fleeing that failing socia
April 1st, 2018
The Holy Land is a mystery to unbelievers and I might add to some believers. Jerusalem where Jesus walked the land gives testimony to those that doubt or refuse to believe in the crucifixion. Going to the Holy Land has...