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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Harrington
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...
doctor
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...
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. 
greg abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today has just today, 3/31/2020, issued an Executive Order GA 14.
CARES Act
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...
CD-23
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded seven grants to health centers in the 23rd congressional district to continue combating the current pandemic. The funds awarded to the community health facilities...
flatten the curve
We have a figurative war on our hands, but not against enemy bullets. It is not against the Coronavirus itself.
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.
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,...
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,...
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...
Glen Whitley
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...
operating room
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...
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...
Greg Abbott
People flying into Texas airports from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be subject to a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days, or the duration of their stay in Texas, whichever is shorter. Abbott said he’s issuing a...
Following the Senate Democrats’ decision to play partisan games and block the Senate’s third bipartisan emergency coronavirus package, yesterday I 
healthcare workers
President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first...

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