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.
Christmas is a joyous and hopeful season, where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the promise of his salvation. The Prince of Peace, born in Bethlehem, came so that we may know Him and his enduring love, joy, and...
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge the State Department to do everything it can to ensure the safe homecoming of the six CITGO employees currently being...
The Supreme Court of Texas has a case before them right now, Case 19-0325, which if they deny the petition, the Texas Supreme Court will have effectively agreed or let stand a ruling by the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals that...
Matthew Soerens
What does the Bible say about immigrants, and how does it apply to discussions around immigration policy in the US today? In an interview with TexasGOPVote, Matthew Soerens, National Coordinator of the Evangelical...
Yesterday I issued the following statement in advance of Thanksgiving Day.
I woke up to my phone ringing early in the morning on Nov. 18, 1999. I was 22 years old and student body president of Texas A&M. It was one of my best friends on the other end of the line who told me the news. I...
A great deal of controversy has arisen regarding the appropriateness of specific medical interventions of an infant named Tinslee Lewis, who is at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.
As the leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, I delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on Caring for Aging Americans.Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman....
This Veterans Day, Texans and Americans across our great nation will unite to honor and recognize our veterans for the brave and selfless sacrifices they have made for our country. To each and every one of the dedicated men...
The Astros are proving why they may be one of the most complete teams in the history of the sport, shutting down the Nationals’ bats, sweeping all three games at Nationals Park and now standing at the brink of their second...
Elected officials have bickered over how to respond to Texans experiencing homelessness, and President Donald Trump tapped a man who founded a San Antonio shelter to coordinate the federal government's approach. Meanwhile,...
Down in Boerne, Texas, there is a very special group of women with hearts of gold who dedicate their time to serving female active-duty military members, veterans and their families.
American technology should not be used for the oppression of ethnic minority groups by foreign governments, and this legislation would ensure that the United States has no part in these despicable practices.
Yesterday, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and I announced our bipartisan House resolution, H.Res.709, recognizing the significant and positive impact American volunteers and charitable organizations have on...
As Thanksgiving week starts, a record number of travelers will deal with three storms nationwide that will add to holiday stress.
Since November is the Month of the Military Family, I asked my San Antonio District Representative Don Vasser to share his experiences as a member of a military family for this week’s Hurd on the Hill column. I hope you...
I, along with Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input that will inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan...
I commend the Department of Justice for working to fully implement this law, and I look forward to seeing the continued progress Fix NICS can make to ensure missing records don’t put more innocent lives at risk.
What do Lassie the border collie, Elvis Presley, and the WNBA Silver Stars have in common?They’ve all performed at San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum.  Lassie came for the rodeo in 1963, Elvis sold out every seat in 1956, and...
Breaking news out of Dallas County, TX as Judge Kim Cooks saved James Younger today by ruling to give Jeff Younger joint equal medical decision making for his son James Younger with Jeff’s ex wife Anne Georgulas in a custody...

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