Military

If you haven’t seen the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, you will soon have that chance. The Wall will be coming to El Campo July 16-20, 2015, and will be set up behind Myatt Elementary School. A special Memorial Service...
The 2016 NDAA will increase the military readiness and capabilities of the United States without increasing spending on programs entirely unrelated to our national defense, and I am grateful for the support my amendments...
I had started something else, but was forcefully diverted. It will be published after, but I begin this on Memorial Day, 2015. Today on my favorite radio talk-show program, the entire program is set aside for callers...
I would like to invited veterans across the 21st congressional district to participate in a telephone town hall on Wednesday, June 3rd.
As we gather this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with our friends and family, please take a moment to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have freedom. America is a stronger country...
This week I spoke with local veterans at American Legion Post 364 in Corpus Christi. I heard their concerns about access to healthcare and the incredible backlog in disability claims.
Recently, I have heard from many of you concerned about the U.S. military’s Jade Helm 15 training exercise and what it means for Texas. Jade Helm 15 is a training exercise that will be led by the U.S. Army Special Operations...
I released the following statement after voting this past week in favor of H.R. 2029, the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill:
Last week, I introduced H.R. 1803 the Veterans Back to Work Act of 2015. This legislation would make the veterans tax credit permanent and make it easier for employers to take advantage of it.
Two active members of the U.S. Army were allegedly aiding an enemy — big time. Jaime Casillas and Andrew Reyes, both of the National Guard, were arrested in San Diego Wednesday for selling stolen stashes of arms, ammo and...
Members of the Illinois National Guard (ING) head to help secure the border between Texas and Mexico. Approximately twenty soldiers and one helicopter will join other National Guard units from across the nation as part of...
It is my privilege to honor the proud legacy of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and present Lt. Col. Cole with a flag flown over the Capitol in his honor and a bronze medal replica of the Congressional Gold medal. It is...
A 26-year-veteran of the Texas National Guard died over the Memorial Day weekend while saving his three children and another child from drowning. While the children lived, Sergeant First-Class Joseph Ros had to be dragged...
The United States Air Force has cleared SpaceX to conduct military space launches. Previously, only United Launch Alliance (ULA) was certified to perform these types of space missions for the military.
Over the weekend, we learned U.S. Special Operations forces successfully conducted a raid against Abu Sayyaf, a high-profile ISIS leader. Sayyaf is believed to be responsible for ISIS’ finances, specifically their black...
This week I have been traveling throughout the Middle East with the Foreign Fighter Task Force to examine the evolving security threats facing our great nation, including the flow of foreign fighters from Western cou
The following article was written by David Dewhurst and originally published on Dallas Morning News.
The Veterans Administration and Department of Justice are unfairly targeting veterans with a labeling system that bans mentally stable veterans from owning guns. This is NOT about PTSD soldiers who need counseling and meds...
This Wednesday was Tax Day. Yet another reminder of how year after year, Americans see more and more of their money go to the Federal Government. This week, Congress passed important legislation to lessen the burden on...
Today the military awarded the victims and survivors of the 2009 Fort Hood attack with Purple Hearts and other medals, after a more than five-year-long bureaucratic struggle over whether the awards were deserved.

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