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 Senate will soon vote on the Families Fist Coronavirus Response Act to help Americans deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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President Trump declared a national emergency Friday as the number of daily new coronavirus cases in the US continues to rise. The declaration will help ease the distribution of up to $50 billion in federal emergency funds...
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to concerns about coronavirus after a Montgomery County man with no recent travel history tested positive for COVID-19....
Recently on the Senate floor, I discussed my vote on emergency funding for our nation’s Coronavirus response, which includes $950 million in reimbursement funds for states and local communities that have responded to the...
The state's first coronavirus case identified outside of a Texas quarantine site is a man in his 70s who lives in the Houston area.
Yesterday, I voted for both the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I spoke about this legislation recently on the Senate floor. Excerpts are below...
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization’s financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.
Feral hogs have long been a problem in rural parts of Texas. But now, researchers say they’re increasingly entering urban areas across the state — including Houston’s suburbs — damaging property and raising public health...
The final suspect in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appeared in federal court this week. The man is allegedly the last member of the “rip-crew” involved in Agent Terry’s murder to be extradited from...
Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on Monday the immediate coronavirus health risk to the general American public is low. This is due, in part, to the low number of...
I voted in favor of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide immediate assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including free testing for all Americans.Members in our community have felt...
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President Trump formally declared a national emergency Friday afternoon to address the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.
How many cases? Where are they? Who is at risk? Here are the answers to questions about how the new strain of coronavirus is playing out in Texas.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would ensure U.S. citizenship for all children of U.S. service members while stationed abroad.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young Texans and is on the rise nationally. This legislation would help us understand the factors that contribute to someone making this decision and help identify how we can...
The lack of government transparency from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in dealing with the coronavirus global public health emergency is contributing to the international community’s inability to resolve the crisis.
The CDC reported the individual is isolated and is receiving medical care at a designated hospital. San Antonio Ron Nirenberg stressed that the Lackland and San Antonio communities still face only a very low risk from the...
The measure, attached to the disaster supplemental bill, would provide $45 million in Harvey recovery funds previously denied to victims who had received SBA loans
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton does a great job of filing briefs and taking legal action in support of constitutional rights, and many on his staff are very good at defending the Constitution. Unfortunately, at least one...
Several Texas airports will soon begin screening certain travelers for a novel form of coronavirus, as public health officials rush to contain a deadly outbreak that so far has been mostly limited to China. 

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