Weekly Columns

September 10, 2021 Weekly Columns

President Biden announced drastic new COVID-19 restrictions last week that will affect 100 million Americans. According to his Executive Order, he has directed the Department of Labor to issue a regulation that would require all businesses with over 100 employees to mandate employee vaccinations or provide weekly proof of a negative test result. 

September 3, 2021 Weekly Columns

In a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ Heartbeat Act, which prohibits abortion after six weeks when the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat. This is a big win for the pro-life movement and those who believe that all life is valuable and precious, regardless of status or circumstances.

August 27, 2021 Weekly Columns

The coordinated terrorist attacks on our troops and innocent civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan by ISIS was nothing less than a tragedy. Thirteen servicemen lost their lives in the mission to protect Americans and all human life in the face of true evil. My heart goes out to the families of those who were injured or killed.

August 20, 2021 Weekly Columns

The world has watched in horror as Afghanistan crumbled to the Taliban and thousands of desperate people attempt to flee their brutal regime.

August 13, 2021 Weekly Columns

As summer moves to a close, families and teachers begin to prepare for children to return to the classroom. Hopefully, this school year will look much different than the last.

August 6, 2021 Weekly Columns

News on the worsening situation on our southern border continues to break this week. McAllen, Texas, the small town I just recently visited, has declared a local disaster as it struggles to manage the sheer number of COVID-positive migrants flooding into downtown McAllen, where the migrant shelter is 500% overcapacity.

July 30, 2021 Weekly Columns

Last weekend I had the opportunity to lead a trip to McCallen, Texas, with several other Congress members to see for ourselves the results of the immigration crisis at our southern border. What we witnessed was shocking.

July 23, 2021 Weekly Columns

For 45 years, Democrats and Republicans have come together to protect the consciences of Americans who believe that unborn children are human beings worthy of life. The Hyde Amendment, which was first introduced by Republican Congressman Henry Hyde in 1976, prevents federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortions within the Medicaid program.

July 16, 2021 Weekly Columns

If you ever doubt that members of Congress can work together across the political aisle for the betterment of their communities, look no further than an announcement last week from the Biden Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

July 9, 2021 Weekly Columns

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet with farmers who had been affected by last month’s devastating floods, which caused an estimated $200 million to $250 million in damages to crops and property. Hearing directly from the men and women whose livelihoods were interrupted and letting them know how we will move forward together to ensure they receive the assistance they need, was a movin