May 22nd, 2015
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...
May 11th, 2015
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.
May 6th, 2015
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...
May 3rd, 2015
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:
April 20th, 2015
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.
April 16th, 2015
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...
March 29th, 2015
On April 11th I am joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is an informational event for North Texas...
March 23rd, 2015
After 13 years of the mind-numbing low intensity conflict in Afghanistan, I've never seen the knife more dull. All the hard lessons learned in Vietnam, and fixed during the first Gulf War, have been unlearned again. The...
March 4th, 2015
They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in...
May 19th, 2015
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...
May 11th, 2015
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
May 5th, 2015
The following article was written by David Dewhurst and originally published on Dallas Morning News.
April 20th, 2015
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...
April 17th, 2015
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...
April 10th, 2015
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.
March 26th, 2015
Wednesday the Army confirmed what we have suspected all along: the Administration’s claims that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction could not be further from the truth. He served with distinction– that...
March 22nd, 2015
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February 18th, 2015
No one would have guessed that the young mess attendant had no formal training with that weapon. He continued to return fire at the Japanese attackers until he was forced to abandon the sinking ship. Men who served alongside...