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.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our Substance Abuse Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, passed as a part of The...
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our bill, the CyberTipline Modernization Act, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee:  
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
A few years ago, I produced this 9/11 remembrance as reminder about that day.  It brings back a flood of memories, but I believe it is important to remember, despite the pain.God bless America and and the men and women of...
Today marks the 17th anniversary since our nation, our people, and our very way of life came under attack by terrorists on American soil.  With four hijacked planes and evil intentions, terrorists killed nearly 3,000...
Police in Montgomery County, Texas, are searching for an apparently shackled woman. A doorbell camera captured an image of the subject ringing a bell at 3 a.m. on Friday.
Today the nation lost a proud veteran, seasoned lawmaker, and beloved father.  A true maverick and highly-effective statesman, John McCain’s career spanned the globe and was the envy of many.  The firmness of his character,...
To honor fallen U.S. service members, a small group of volunteers set out from California on April 7 for a cross-country run. The run commemorated the nearly 20,000 service members who have died while in active duty during...
It was 1982.  Wichita Falls still had fresh wounds from ‘Terrible Tuesday’ and its most devastating tornado to date.  With the City’s 100th anniversary fast-approaching, the Wichita Falls Centennial Publicity Committee was...
Today I spoke on the Senate floor about Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist from Houston who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago, and met with his parents, Marc and Debra Tice.
Lenin and Hitler
Imagine, it is either the early 1900’s or the late 1930’s.  In the early 1900’s Lenin was trying to create the new Soviet Union.  Although most Russians were socialists, they didn’t want communism.  As such, Lenin could not...
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, I introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), extending the current legislation through the year 2019.  Enacted in 1994, VAWA was created to improve...
NHC forecasters are tracking a cluster of thunderstorms in the western Caribbean for the possibility of development, giving it a 70 percent chance of formation within the next five days as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico....
Republic of Rio Grande
To a Texan, "Six Flags" is more than just the name of an amusement park.
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and I introduced the Helping End Abusive Living Situations(HEALS) Act in the House. This bi-partisan piece of legislation will aid victims in...
Sunday marked the one year anniversary of when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The storm was one of the most devastating in history. Harvey left hundreds of Texas families homeless and without resources, and 88 Texans lost...
Up to 57,000 children whose parents opted out of school vaccinations could fuel an outbreak of measles in Texas, according to a Baylor College of Medicine dean. The numbers of non-vaccinated children is 20 percent higher...
Barnum's animal crackers
Everyone remembers special foods that they ate growing up.  Some of them were prepared with love by family members or neighbors.  Some were snacks purchased at the grocery store.  Case in point, Nabisco Animal Crackers,...
Oh, irony.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...Here are a few illustrations of irony.  Or stupidity.  Or both.
The following video was released highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.Background:The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been...

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