April 11th, 2016
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'...
April 8th, 2016
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....
March 29th, 2016
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...
March 21st, 2016
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...
March 2nd, 2016
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...
February 22nd, 2016
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...
February 11th, 2016
It was a routine exercise, sailing from Kuwait to Bahrain through the Persian Gulf, until, allegedly, the navigation system failed on one of the two U.S. gunboats. Mysteriously, the boats lost communication.
January 13th, 2016
The great World War II was at its peak. So, on September 11, 1943, 28-year-old Sandy Thompson left her teaching job and volunteered for the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASP.
December 16th, 2015
The Department of Veteran Affairs has yet to recover the relocation bonuses that were fraudulently obtained by executives at the department. It’s unacceptable that some of these employees are receiving bonuses at a time when...
April 8th, 2016
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...
April 5th, 2016
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.
March 28th, 2016
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.
March 17th, 2016
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.
February 29th, 2016
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
February 17th, 2016
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.
January 15th, 2016
Two Marine helicopters collided off the northern coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. There are no immediate signs of survivors. A search is ongoing following the collision of the two CH-53 helicopters, Capt. Philip...
January 6th, 2016
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in Texas is a shortage of primary care physicians and specialty care providers. Because of this, the VA has alternatives for veterans needing care...
November 29th, 2015
Each year I am honored to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District of Texas who have valiantly served our nation and have made selfless sacrifices for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. During...