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.
When teenagers select universities to attend, they assume that their school will protect and take care of them if something horrible occurs. Hannah was no different when she decided to attend Howard University in 2006.
Sgt. Rafaella Ramirez, a decorated veteran, is facing the prospect of no one to raise her three American daughters as she prepares to serve her country.
Texans are falling behind the rest of the country in getting vaccinated against the most common sexually transmitted infection — making them more vulnerable to several types of cancer, a new study says.  
AUSTIN -- United States Federal District Court Judge Lee Yeakel released his ruling today permanently striking down the portion of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) that bans dismemberment abortions, in which a live unborn child in the...
Since Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been working closely with the governor’s office, congressional leadership, and the White House to ensure Texas and especially our congressional district are not forgotten and get the help...
A previously convicted New Mexico felon will spend more time in jail after a federal judge sentenced him in a case involving stolen valor. The man was also convicted for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Rural communities represent a lot of Texas values. Whether we are working the land or serving the community in other ways, our neighbors in other parts of the state always look to us for the compass when it comes to what...
Just one week after 26 of its members were murdered and 20 more seriously wounded by a deranged gunman, the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church held its Sunday morning service. Only this time, it was at the nearby...
The selfless service of America’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their families has secured the blessings of liberty for generations and made our nation a beacon of hope around the world.
The fact is, we are striving to bring 1836 to life every single day at the Alamo. You will see that when you visit, and enjoy our living history program, our exhibits, and our improved battlefield tour.
When the sun barely peeks over the sky, millions of women and children across the developing world wake up and make their daily, dangerous walk in search of the necessity of life: water. They walk for miles in water-scarce...
Yesterday, I signed on to H.R. 4396, the Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress (ME TOO Congress) Act of 2017.
Tomorrow, November 30, 2017, is the last day for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey to register for federal assistance. Since the storm, my team of Red Tape Cutters have been working tirelessly to connect...
Before you sit down to eat today, please take a moment to give thanks for the incredible servicemen and women who sacrifice every day, and our veterans before them, to provide us with the freedoms that make America great....
When this sexual harassment battle ends, we may have a Congress full of Mormons, and the Mormons will run Hollywood. Al Franken is the latest to get hit with sexual harassment, and in his case, he even had the event pictured...
Senator John Cornyn and I issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s passage of our resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.
The following op-ed was written by Yvette Reyna. Reyna is a descendant of Alamo Defender José Toribio Losoya, and is a lifelong resident of San Antonio. All Texans are proud of our heritage. Our ancestors fought...
Ever since she was a little girl, Silvana loved to play hockey. In her Massachusetts hometown, hockey was more of a way of life than just a sport.
The shooter who killed 26 people in a Texas Baptist church on Sunday reportedly escaped from a New Mexico mental health facility in 2012. The mental health incident followed an episode where the shooter previously assaulted...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I addressed the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here. 

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