Military

The VA is not the ‘‘Happiest Place on Earth.’’ It is not Disneyland, and our veterans are not living in a world of make-believe. Secretary McDonald should be ashamed of himself for belittling our veterans.
Advocates for veterans feel they are “getting the run around” after raising questions about a Texas Senate candidate’s ties to a for-profit college that’s been accused of “predatory” practices in the way it recruits students...
After last weeks’ news about Texas Senate candidate Dawn Buckingham's ties to a for-profit college that's been accused in the past of "predatory" practices in targeting veterans, her GOP opponent called on Buckingham to...
It was my privilege to join the American Legion, VFW and members of the Port Lavaca community last week to honor late WWII Veteran Lloyd Stoops. From 1943 to 1946, Stoops served honorably as a Torpedoman on the USS O'...
Two men were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, military officials and police said, with media outlets reporting that an airman shot his commanding officer....
The jungle was thick, the heat insufferable, and the enemy fire never-ending.During a particularly foggy day, one pilot had to trade out three separate helicopters due to damage from heavy enemy fire. He counted more than...
The Veterans Administration failed to contact thousands of veterans who submitted applications for health care. Apparently, those applications were incomplete, but the VA did not tell the vets to correct the applications and...
Today, I testified before the House Armed Services Committee to advocate for Dyess Air Force Base, the B-1 bomber, and for Dyess to host the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber. I also delivered a statement on these top national...
With civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq, and with instability and terrorism stretching from Turkey to Egypt, now is not the time for the United States to further roil the Middle East by appeasing our adversaries and...
Over the weekend, hundreds of veterans from across the country descended on the area I represent for the 10th Annual Warrior’s Weekend event. A 501(c)3 non-profit, Warrior’s Weekend is an annual fishing event for military...
This week, I would like to highlight the work of my “Red Tape Cutters”, Vanessa Hicks-Callaway and Nicole Beamer.
Two months prior to announcing her 2016 Republican candidacy for State Senate District 24, Dawn Buckingham served on the Board of Governors (2013-2015) of the controversial for-profit National American University. However,...
Some longtime advocates for veterans are raising serious questions about a Texas Senate candidate’s ties to a for-profit university that’s been accused of “predatory” practices when recruiting students, particularly students...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), today introduced the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act to help facilitate the return of...
If you enjoy watching amazing demonstrations of aerobatic skills, you won’t want to miss “Wings Over South Texas Airshow” featuring the famed Navy's Blue Angels April 9-10 at Naval Air Station Kingsville.
President Obama should follow the law using his Constitutional authority when appropriate, such as in the case of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who served in critical aviation roles during WWII.
In light of the recent challenges that the Wounded Warrior organization has faced, I thought it was high time to highlight the fantastic work of the Cowtown Warriors in Fort Worth, Texas.
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
Come and learn the nomination processes for the congressional offices in Central and South Texas and both Senate offices. No RSVP is necessary. Free and open to the public.

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