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.
Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced companion legislation in the Senate this week to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members.
Agents with the FBI and the IRS raided the private law practice of Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) on Thursday morning.
February is Black History Month in the United States and I invite you to join me in celebrating it this year by reflecting on the accomplishments African Americans have made in this great nation.
About 188,000 residents near Oroville, Calif., were ordered to evacuate Sunday after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area.
Since 1999, Houstonians wake up each Sunday and get ready for church. They get in their cars and tune into 89.3 KSBJ and start their mornings with Tim McDermott on his show “Enter His Gates.” The show features some of...
I debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a CNN Town Hall tonight regarding the future of Obamacare. During the debate, I discussed some of the Republican ideas for replacing Obamacare that put patients, working with their...
She was a 14-year-old girl when she was forced into sex trafficking. Her name is Tina Frundt.Like so many other trafficking victims, she was lured away from the safety of her home—a home nearby to the United States Capitol—...
Late Friday afternoon, federal Judge Sam Sparks issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the State of Texas from enforcing new rules for abortion facilities requiring the humane disposition of the bodies of babies who have...
Friday morning as the 45th President was about to be sworn in, Obama Administration officials packed up their desks and prepared to head off into the sunset. But not before quietly slipping in a last minute surprise snub to...
At least one person was killed and three others shot after an attempted robbery at a San Antonio mall on Sunday, officials said.The incident began when two suspects tried to rob a Kay Jewelers store at Rolling Oaks Mall,...
On a recent flight, flight attendant Shelia Fredrick of Alaska Airlines noticed a young girl, 14 or 15 years old, with blonde hair. Shelia approached two individuals, but the young girl refused to speak or make contact with...
Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.
A Texas deputy sheriff discovered 5 kilos of cocaine hidden under the child safety seats of two small children during a traffic stop in Central Texas.
This week, the House will vote on two bills I cosponsored to help veterans after they finish their military service. Our veterans fought hard to protect our freedom, and upon their return, we must fight to ensure that they...
The Family Policy Alliance, which is the public policy partner of the Christian conservative organization Focus on the Family, is working with a radical feminist group, the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), to fight the order...
Before I came to Congress, I spent my other life in the criminal justice system, first as a prosecutor in Texas, and then as a criminal court judge for over 22 years. I heard about 20,000 to 25,000 felony cases during that...
President Trump on Tuesday told a group of drug company executives gathered for a meeting at the White House that they need to "get prices down.""You folks have done a tremendous job but we have to get prices down," Trump...
A newly released report from the University of Texas in Austin revealed that there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in the Lone Star State. Nearly 79,000 of those are minors.
The Republican Party, contrary to common punditry, does not have a problem attracting women voters. It has a problem attracting minority voters, both male and female. The aggregate of 9,000 plus interviews with registered...
San Antonio celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, jr March on January 16, 2017 while laying claim to having the largest such march in the USA.  A record number of 300,000 were predicted, but the rainy...

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