Military

On Friday, November 4, 2016, a military base in Jafr, Jordan was attacked. A hail of gunfire suddenly rang out while three American soldiers were returning to base. The reason for the shots fired is still publically unknown...
Today we honor our nation's veterans, from the soldiers who heeded the call to battle in World War I, to the members of the greatest generation who stormed the beaches of Normandy, to all of the brave men and women who have...
Law enforcement and veterans’ service organizations in San Antonio have made great strides toward this goal, and it’s time to replicate their success across Texas and the nation.
Texas veterans are on the front lines of keeping our country safe, but too often our men and women in uniform are not given the care and benefits they deserve.
Last week, my bill, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act(H.R. 1475), was signed into law.  This law will permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington...
This summer, a Vietnam Veteran who posted on Facebook about the problems he was having with the VA contacted my office for help. After a loss of mobility, this veteran’s doctor ordered a wheelchair for him, but he had not...
This summer, while Congress has been out of session, I have undergone treatment here in Houston for Leukemia. Fortunately, just eight weeks into treatment, I am feeling like myself again and am confident that I will beat...
A man from north Texas who falsely claimed to be a wounded Navy SEAL has been sentenced to spend four years in prison.
President Obama decided to transfer 15 Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) detainees to the United Arab Emirates. I am calling on the President to work with Congress to strengthen detainee policy and better protect the American people....
The remains of a WWII pilot missing since his plane disappeared in 1945 were returned to Texas on Wednesday for burial with full military honors. The remains were found at the crash-site of a C-47B cargo plane in Malaysia in...
The House has passed the conference report to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year an updated bill is voted on to authorize what’s needed for a national defense best suited to protect and...
On Friday, November 4, 2016 a military base in Jordan was attacked. Houstonian James Moriarty, 27, was killed in the gunfire. Sergeant Moriarty was a proud member of the Army’s Special Forces, scheduled to return home in two...
Last week, I welcomed members of the Army Aviation Association of America to Corpus Christi for the 12th Luther Jones Army Aviation Summit. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) plays an integral role in Army aviation and the...
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in South Texas (and nationwide) is a shortage of Primary Care Physicians and Specialty Care Providers. Because of this, the Congress created alternatives...
I cosponsored the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act in response to reports this week that more than one in three veterans’ calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Crisis Line are...
The stunning White House ransom payments to Iran controversy just gets worse. It turns out payments to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism wasn’t $400 million but a whopping $1.7 billion.
Donald J. Trump’s campaign will release an open letter on Tuesday from about 90 retired generals and military officials endorsing his presidential campaign, urging a “long overdue course correction in our national security...
This Labor Day weekend, we celebrate the Americans who keep our economic engine running strong.
Last week I joined Major General Robert White, Colonel Michael J. Hester, Mr. Bob Burns, and Mr. Jorge Rio on an aerial tour of Fort Bliss and discussed with base leadership their goals and needs for the base over the long...
Thursday, the City of Odessa gathered to honor the memory of one of their own; to recognize the life and distinguished service of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Chris Kyle. With the unveiling of this memorial, the city...

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