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, I filed an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill to address the growing backlog of disability claims within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). According to VA data, in the last two years alone the...
The Senate passed the Child Protection Act of 2012, introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The bipartisan legislation seeks to protect young...
In Iowa City, there was a major court case. On the surface, University of Iowa College of Law may have been spared as Teresa Wagner did not win her case of proving discrimination against her by the University. A federal...
America’s devastating loss to Obama a couple weeks ago has prompted a lot of discussion about how the Republican Party moves forward from here. The talk of dropping social conservatism is the most disturbing to me. Social...
This has been an amazing year and I, for one, have much to be thankful for. While writing for TexasGOPVote.com this year I have had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., New York City and San Diego to pursue stories...
In June 2012, the largest state Republican convention in the country overwhelmingly approved a sensible immigration plank. It is known as the Texas Solution. Texas Republicans are no longer willing to kick the can down the...
Within the past week, Palestinian militants fired missiles at Israeli targets and Israel has responded with strikes of its own in parts of the Gaza Strip. A missile attack on Jerusalem on Friday marks the first attack on...
Just exactly what happened in Benghazi, Libya, in a terror attack that left four Americans dead, is the subject of heated national discussion—especially now that elections are complete. One critical concern is who issued a...
I had the privilege of sitting down with Alfonzo Rachel recently. We had a frank discussion about our Christian faith and how we relate that to politics as Black Americans. Should Christians vote for politicians who promote...
My investigation into the Delphi Salaried Pension Scandal, one of the “not optimal” results of the bankruptcies of General Motors and auto parts manufacturer Delphi, turned out to be the tip of an iceberg of a system that is...
Two cheers for materialism and Christmas as modern day scrooges attempt to make the Christmas a lesson in selfness. Christmas critics miss the point of what is happening. Okay, I am doing the job of defending spending a...
Conservative talk show host Mark Davis interviewed Dallas author and TexasGOPVote blogger Debbie Georgatos, one week before Election Day 2012, about her new book Ladies, Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote! You can...
This past week, families and friends in our community joined together to observe a season of thanks. Each year, I enjoy the opportunity to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District who have selflessly...
This article from the Canada Free Press clearly articulates my innermost feelings about what happened to America on November 6, 2012.An ignorant, brainwashed, selfish, electorate who believed the lies, smears and racial...
It wasn't until I was overseas one year about this time that I realized just how special--and uniquely American--our Thanksgiving holiday is. Of course it was first celebrated by the Pilgrims about 400 years ago.
It is time for Republicans in Texas to take a leadership role in solving the problem of employee misclassification and payroll fraud. During the 2011 Legislative Session there was good legislation put forward, but it did not...
The number is unclear, but it appears that there are about 11 Million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Of them, 70% are Latinos. It is further unclear as to how many of them became undocumented, and to many it...
Let us be clear; God has not abandoned America. But the election results last week underscore that it is His will that will be done, not ours, and it will be in His time.We will NEVER stop working to restore our country to...
I released the following statement on the situation in Gaza and his continued support for Israel:I stand firmly with Israel and offer my continued prayers for their safety and security. The United States has no greater ally...
Now before all you noise makers on the extreme right get your knickers in a wad, this is not a story about amnesty. But it is a story about fixing a problem that should have been fixed in the last decade. It is also a story...

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