Military

Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
Currently, citizens can only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered a resident. Exceptions are made for active duty military members, but not their spouses.
Today I voted to provide critical resources for our national security with my support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.
Last week, President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures our veterans receive the care they have earned and deserve. I...
While Monday was the day we remember those who gave their lives for our country, we should also remember we must keep our promise to all of our veterans. Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our...
This Monday, America honors its war dead. We call it Memorial Day. Many Americans do not realize that there are 25 United States cemeteries overseas for America’s war dead. The one in Luxembourg is one that I have visited...
May is Military Appreciation Month - a time to honor those who have bravely sacrificed to serve our country and those who are currently defending our nation both at home and abroad.
On a beautiful sun-filled Monday morning, April 3, Wounded Warrior MSgt Blaine Scott and wife Lilly and 10 year old son Blaine were welcomed into their new neighborhood in Copper Ridge just outside of New Braunfels, Texas.  ...
This week, the House will vote on two bills I cosponsored to help veterans after they finish their military service. Our veterans fought hard to protect our freedom, and upon their return, we must fight to ensure that they...
As I travel throughout the district I represent in Texas, veterans tell me time and again the VA system is broken and they are not receiving the timely quality care they’ve earned. This failure is a national disgrace and...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018:
Congress took a big step late last week in fulfilling its most important Constitutional duty: to provide for the common defense. I joined my colleagues in the House to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (...
Last week the House Armed Services Committee marked up the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I was proud to see the NDAA for FY18 pass out of committee to give the people protecting us what...
Today, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I, Co-Chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, introduced the BE HEARD Act, new legislation that continues the lawmakers’ bipartisan effort to combat sexual...
On Memorial Day, we remember our servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Without these patriots, America would not stand strong today.  
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after our bipartisan legislation, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  The...
Today on the Senate floor, I called for the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to provide adequate defense funding in order to meet the national security threats facing our nation.
Last week, I, along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced the Iran Terror-Free Skies Act, legislation that would counter I
The Lone Star State will be home to the first Air Force Reserve Wing of the new F-35A Lighting II advanced stealth fighter. The 5th generation fighter will be hosted by Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Last week I introduced legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase...

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