Military

Despite what the pundits and many naysayers in the media and Congress said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is doing exactly what we promised. 
I released the following statement after President Trump signed my Jobs for Our Heroes Act into law.  The Jobs for Our Heroes Act streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists, and veterans apply for...
Co-Chairs Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus held a briefing recently on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) reporting of sexual assault convictions. Afterwards, we released the...
ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that's surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it's a prime example of a campaign promise kept. 
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
Homeland. Family. Patriot. Sacrifice.Those are the words on four panels that now stand side-by-side in Cedar Park, Texas. Notably cut out from the black granite panels is the silhouette of a soldier standing tall in salute,...
Are you or someone you know interested in attending a U.S. military academy? If so, I invite you to learn more about the process at one of my upcoming academy information nights.
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted recovery efforts led by our military during natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, as the Senate considers the National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of my remarks are...
President Trump’s Afghanistan speech on Monday night was a rude awakening for Islamabad. Those in the Pakistani military and intelligence services who thought they could keep betraying the United States while accepting...
Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
I praised the House passage of the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bill I authored that was championed in the House by Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-7) to reduce barriers for active-duty military, reservists, and veterans...
Ranking Member Seth Moulton (MA-6) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing concern about the Department of Defense’s (DoD...
Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge from the US Army but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday....
Yesterday, I, along with Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), filed H.R.
The residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, are facing “apocalyptic” devastation according to Governor Ricardo C. Rosselló. As many as 70,000 people are currently in danger while the entire island remains mostly without...
President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, H.R. 2288, into law this past Wednesday.
Last week, I attended the House Depot Caucus’ annual breakfast in the Capitol. I spoke with General Gustave Perna, Commander of the United States U.S. Army Materiel Command also known as the Organic Industrial Base (OIB)....
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018:

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