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.
Today I sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that seven senior Administration officials be made available for interviews with the Committee about recent national security leaks.
Black Residents in Jasper, TX are stepping up and speaking out against CNN and the New York Times.
Today, I introduced legislation to protect children from sexual exploitation. The Child Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 6063) increases penalties for the possession of child pornography, raises funding and resources for the...
I introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the trade secrets of American companies from foreign thieves. The Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012 (H.R. 6029) helps deter...
The following statement was released in response to the Minority Leader’s assertion that Congress’ investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder and Fast and Furious is part of an effort to suppress votes:Nancy Pelosi is...
I began pondering the concept of ethics as it relates to politics this last week and immediately the old adage “power corrupts” came to my mind. A short Google search revealed that the phrase is attributed to one Lord Acton...
It has been eighteen months since the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the Attorney General claims he still doesn’t know who authorized the reckless and deadly Operation Fast and Furious. He maintains that...
When I hear or read the term “disqualified” I immediately think of some sporting event where a competitor in the event is either penalized or disqualified from that specific event for violating the preset rules of that...
Today, I issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement of a new $171 million contract with the Russian state-controlled arms export firm Rosoboronexport, who continues to arm the...
The House Judiciary Committee today approved the Child Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 6063) by voice vote.
Does marriage matter? With the debate swirling around the decline of the middle class, the inability to move a percentage of those below poverty downward and the future of the family structure; the question that needs to be...
The House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.  The Attorney General is not above the law and he is not...
Texas Congressman Ted Poe speaks on the House Floor regarding Fast and Furious and Obama's use of executive privilege:Mr. Speaker, the government continues to hide the evidence of the Fast and Furious gun running...
While I have to agree that the state convention was a great success, it was not without incident. There were many winners and losers as Delegates campaigned for different positions in their Senate and Congressional...
The House Oversight Committee has just passed a Resolution 23 to 17 holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not releasing Fast and Furious documents.The contempt charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on...
A Farmer gets up early one morning, goes to his barn, feeds and hitches his mule, then goes to plow his field. He works all day but at the end of the day, he has only plowed half of the field. He takes his mule back into the...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Sen. Cornyn is a cosponsor of a Senate resolution introduced by Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Carl Levin, D-MI, that...

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