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.
After many months of stories, investigations, obfuscations, liberal media biased reporting (and lack thereof) and political infighting, this week's House of Representative's hearings are finally starting to provide some...
Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-Sc) told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren what to expect in the Benghazi hearings Wednesday, May 8th.“It is going to be a very informational, instructive hearing…I would encourage you to follow it....
I understand if the government needs to keep secrets for real national security concerns.Though most Conservatives can handle the truth, most Liberals are too stupid to be told everything. Liberals must have the truth...
Today is the National Day of Prayer and tomorrow is the opening day of the NRA Convention in Houston. Let me try to connect God and guns via Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville wrote, “Liberty cannot be established...
The Texas Advance Directive Act of 1999 (TADA) describes “Advance Directives to Physicians” (what most people would call a “Living Will”) and contains Section 166.046, an attempt to outline the procedure for resolving a...
Imagine you are living in a community where a terrorist has recently exploded two devices in a crowd of innocent people. Actually, you don't have to imagine this because it happened to the community of Boston on April 15th....
I introduced H.R. 1577 The McLelland-Hasse Line of Duty Act. This legislation calls for increased protections for prosecutors and judges who are in danger of retaliation or intimidation. It would also increase federal...
My thoughts on human nature, how liberals get it wrong and how it affects our policy.
When I was first elected to Congress in 2010, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. It is an oath I take very seriously, so I am not supporting any of the changes proposed to this country’s gun laws.
I came across C.P. Cavafy’s poem, "Waiting For The Barbarians" after reading a piece that referenced it while watching the police track down the two Boston terrorists. The photos captured by one of the television stations...
The Congressional Committee hearings on Benghazi yesterday were some of the most riveting since the Reagan era. There was testimony from personnel intimate with the details—who knew those who were killed on a first name...
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz recently addressed the Young Republicans in an opinion essay ("Political support grows for same-sex marriage," Page B7, April 26), supporting...
Update: The Obama Administration has decided to appeal the judge’s ruling that the age restrictions must be removed completely from Plan B sales.Because of a ruling by a Court in New York on April 5, 2013 and the April 30,...
A nonprofit group in Houston, TX known for helping single mothers has begun an ambitious new effort to help an entire neighborhood, and ultimately, the entire nation. This nonprofit stands apart from most others because of...
FRIDAY WAS A DAY OF CONTRASTS.Earlier that day, I streamed the live broadcast of President Obama addressing Planned Parenthood’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. This smaller, low-profile event in front of a modest...
My Army National Guard Unit went to Camp Swift in Texas last month to do our annual weapons qualification. As soldiers, we are supposed to be good at shooting, right? To be good at shooting we have to practice, right?...
In a shocking last minute decision, President Obama backed out of his engagement to be the keynote speaker at this week’s planned parenthood “time to care” annual gala. Instead of canceling the event completely, however,...
Last week tested our faith, our resolve as a nation, and our commitment to one another. I’m so proud to see how America has responded to these trials. So this article is dedicated to all the first responders, emergency...
Several people have contacted my office with concerns about media reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is purchasing large quantities of ammunition rounds-- some have even said the number purchased is in...
Why is it that when a conservative Republican stands on the floor of the Texas Senate and stands up for the working poor, the senator who shouts him down is a Democrat who is supposedly all about helping poor people? Could...

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