Military

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...
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...
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.
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...
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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...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared February 2nd to be “Chris Kyle Day” to honor the Texan who became known the most lethal sniper in American history.
On Thursday, I introduced two bills to protect our national security and support our men and women in uniform.
Providing for our Veterans has always been one of my top legislative priorities. Last Tuesday, the House made it easier for employers to hire veterans by passing H.R.22 by a vote of 412-0. This legislation would allow...
Recently, I announced that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 includes legislation I sponsored to allow the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood to receive the Purple Heart.The legislation,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
ISIS has beheaded yet another person.We also learned Monday morning that the Taliban assassins murdered nine people in Afghanistan.A few months ago, the Taliban did a most vicious act of jihad. They attacked a school and...
To coincide with the National Salute to Veterans Week (February 9-15th), I am organizing my annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will...
Last Monday, the House passed H.R.203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, by a vote of 403-0. This legislation was named in honor of Marine Cpl. Clay Hunt, who earned a Purple Heart in Iraq before...
On Tuesday, the 114th Congress officially convened, and I was honored to be sworn in for the new session. With Republican control of the House and Senate, we have an important opportunity to stop the Executive’s disastrous,...
The United States has our military all over the world, and we have for a good number of years. In fact, the United States has been at war for a long, long time.This year, as we approach Christmas, families across America...

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