Military

President Obama decided to transfer 15 Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) detainees to the United Arab Emirates. I am calling on the President to work with Congress to strengthen detainee policy and better protect the American people....
The remains of a WWII pilot missing since his plane disappeared in 1945 were returned to Texas on Wednesday for burial with full military honors. The remains were found at the crash-site of a C-47B cargo plane in Malaysia in...
During the Republican Debates, Governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio were asked, “Do you believe young women should sign up for Selective Service?” Senator Marco Rubio stated, "I do believe that selective service should...
Texas has been hammered by historic torrential rain and flooding. As the Texas floodwaters rose, 12 soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, were crossing Owl Creek in a 21⁄2-ton Light Medium Tactical Vehicle when it became stuck in...
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry took to his keyboard to defend the honor of the late “American Sniper,” Navy Seal Chris Kyle. The former governor responded to what he called a “stunning display of inadequate research” in an...
Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has made a commitment to “take care of our veterans.” Mr. Trump and the VA need to take the lead from such great organizations like “Building Homes for Heroes”. They...
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...
Last week I joined Major General Robert White, Colonel Michael J. Hester, Mr. Bob Burns, and Mr. Jorge Rio on an aerial tour of Fort Bliss and discussed with base leadership their goals and needs for the base over the long...
Thursday, the City of Odessa gathered to honor the memory of one of their own; to recognize the life and distinguished service of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Chris Kyle. With the unveiling of this memorial, the city...
In remarks on the Senate floor, I spoke about legislation funding anti-Zika efforts and supporting veterans that was filibustered by Senate Democrats Tuesday.
April 16, 1966. It was on this day 50 years ago, during my second tour in North Vietnam, that I took off on my 25th mission with the United States Air Force.
Today is Memorial Day: a day when we remember those who have died in service to the United States of America.
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'...

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