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13th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our nation’s thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the fallen and the lives that were forever changed. That morning, we witnessed firsthand the very ruthless and barbaric nature of extremist terrorists. While our country was under attack, we quickly united as Americans, cared for our neighbors, and showed the world just how strong, resilient, and patriotic we are.   Read more »

at Sep 11, 2014 8:33 AM

Shilo Harris, More Than a True American Hero: A Leader

Many Texans have already heard of Texan Ret. Staff Sgt. S​hilo Harris. He is an incredible human being, and I believe Shilo Harris is more than a true American hero: he is a leader. Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris’ Humvee hit an IED while on patrol in Iraq in February of 2007. In that blast, he lost his ears, part of his nose, some fingers and over a third of the skin on his body. He also lost three of his best friends. What followed was an agonizing road to recovery, which began with nearly two months in a medically-induced coma. During that time, he experienced a version of hell so terrifying, the memories still haunt him today. Harris shares his inspiring story in his memoir, Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be (September 1, 2014; Baker Books).   Read more »

at Sep 9, 2014 11:18 AM

VA Officials Mock Veterans

I was appalled to learn that VA officials were using an employee training slide show comparing our veterans to Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch. Unfortunately, this is symptomatic of the longstanding problems I have seen at the VA under the current administration. The VA is a broken system and this is yet another example of the failure of VA executives to provide veterans the benefits and quality service they deserve. I immediately called upon the Secretary of the VA to apologize and deal with the employees responsible for this insensitive action.   Read more »

at Sep 9, 2014 8:09 AM

ISIS terrorist worked at MN airport

We’ve been hearing a lot about American Jihadists, and I contend that Obama is creating them. But THIS CLOSE!

I recently asked the question of whether people believe ISIS is coming, or if ISIS is already here. Concensus was that was a stupid question.

By now most Americans are discomforted by the feeling of knowing that we have enemies in our midst. These enemies have been allowed here by the Left through our broken immigration policies, and the intentional attempt to kill the America that most of us know. So to learn that there was a terrorists working at the airport will likely not come as a surprise.   Read more »

at Sep 8, 2014 3:46 PM

Politics and Christianity: Can the Two Work Together?

Let me ask you your opinion on something: should Christians be involved in politics? Moreover, should Christians vote? There are all kinds of ethnic and religious groups involved in politics, but what about Christians? Well, I'm a Christian and I see nothing wrong with it. I've heard other opinions about whether Christians should be involved, often to the contrary. I have to wonder though, what would those who disagree suggest that we do?   Read more »

at Sep 8, 2014 1:44 PM

Does God's Kindness Lead Us?

Kindness as defined by Webster's is a state or quality of being kind; specifically beneficence, kind feeling; affection.

"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things. Now we know that God's judgement against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man,

at Sep 7, 2014 4:59 PM

Learn More About the Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success (HEROES) Program

Earlier this week, I was delighted to meet with representatives from the H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success) program to discuss their upcoming initiatives and events to promote awareness for the needs of the disability community. The H.E.R.O.E.S. program is dedicated to providing a variety of life enhancing programs to encourage and enhance vocational, social, and communications skills.   Read more »

at Sep 6, 2014 9:09 PM

Administration Requests Causing Space Exploration Delays

We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of putting a man on the moon. I believe space inspires future generations to dream big and work hard. The first foot prints on the moon’s surface were made by Americans.

I recently sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. about reported delays to our nation’s space exploration systems. The news comes despite congressional support for these NASA priorities and repeated Administration assurances that they are on schedule.   Read more »

at Sep 5, 2014 5:04 PM

Senator Cruz to Introduce Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS From Returning to United States

Today I announced my intent to file the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.) of 2014 as soon as the Senate is called back into session on Monday, September 8th.

Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious ISIS terrorists are party to a terrorist organization committing horrific acts of violence, including beheading innocent American

at Sep 5, 2014 3:21 PM

Rep. Jason Villalba and the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center presents: "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse"

On Wednesday, September 17th, I will be participating in an event organized by Dallas Children's Advocacy Center to showcase "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse", an educational video and companion booklet developed to help members of the community recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and help victims. Join Ellen Magnis, Chief of External Affairs for the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, and I to learn more about child abuse detection and help your community. For more information about the program,

at Sep 3, 2014 5:58 PM
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