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.
Five years ago, one of my constituents—Mr. Victor Lovelady—was brutally killed at the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Algeria. Victor was killed not just for who he was, but also for what he represented. He was killed...
As you know, our society is changing, in numerous ways.  One of those changes is perspective — how we view and process things.  Perspective is developed during our lives from our parents, schools, work life, religion, and...
I issued the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Yesterday, On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and I introduced the bipartisan Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act. The bill seeks to prevent...
Last week on the Senate floor, I highlighted the Senate’s many legislative accomplishments in 2017 that will benefit Texans and Americans across the country. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning until Wednesday morning for parts of Central Texas, including Austin and south to San Antonio. A freeze warning for South Texas included McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr and...
A couple weeks ago, the House passed H.R.
Last week Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and I released the following statements applauding the House’s passage of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act.
A grandmother stopped a would-be Christmas week jewelry robbery by shoving the perpetrator out the door of the store. The suspect attempted to shove his way through as the employees entered to prepare the Galleria-area shop...
Last night, I delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging my colleagues to deliver on storm funding for victims of Hurricane Harvey.Watch my floor speech in its entirety here. The full text of my remarks is below:
I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that remind us of our shared heritage of religious liberty and teach us to secure this blessing both at home and abroad.
In the midst of the African-American unemployment level hitting an all-time low and the national holiday we devote to honoring the extraordinary life and works of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, the niece of MLK Jr.,...
I salute the Houston Fire Department and Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Monday, I released the following statement after President Trump signed the reauthorization of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act into law.
An East Texas pastor drowned on Christmas Day after saving a colleague and his son. The incident occurred in Costa Rica during missionary work.
I authored the following Op-Ed highlighting Republican accomplishments in the first year of the 115th Congress and the new Administration: How Republicans in Congress Made Great Strides in 2017Sen. John...
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
As the New Year approaches, we should reflect on the incredible strength and resilience Texans have demonstrated in the face of disaster. There is no denying that Texas’ Gulf Coast communities suffered tremendous losses from...
Across the Lone Star state, Texans are sharing the joy of Christmas with their neighbors. In Spring, Orphan Care Solutions is supporting foster families who were hit by Hurricane Harvey. In Fort Worth, families are sending...
After gaining almost 400,000 new residents in one year, Texas is now home to 28.3 million people. 

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