Military

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...
The 114th Congress passed several bills that are now law to protect American interests at home and abroad, including legislation to help boost our nation’s defenses against cyberattacks, ensure the men and women in our...
Around 30 to 35 per cent have returned with “specific missions”, while the other half  remained in the battle theatre – which amounted to between 2,000 and 2,500 Europeans.This means as many as 1,750 may have returned, based...
On Friday, November 4, 2016, a military base in Jafr, Jordan was attacked. A hail of gunfire suddenly rang out while three American soldiers were returning to base. The reason for the shots fired is still publically unknown...
Today we honor our nation's veterans, from the soldiers who heeded the call to battle in World War I, to the members of the greatest generation who stormed the beaches of Normandy, to all of the brave men and women who have...
Law enforcement and veterans’ service organizations in San Antonio have made great strides toward this goal, and it’s time to replicate their success across Texas and the nation.
Texas veterans are on the front lines of keeping our country safe, but too often our men and women in uniform are not given the care and benefits they deserve.
Last week, my bill, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act(H.R. 1475), was signed into law.  This law will permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington...
This summer, a Vietnam Veteran who posted on Facebook about the problems he was having with the VA contacted my office for help. After a loss of mobility, this veteran’s doctor ordered a wheelchair for him, but he had not...
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...
The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act is a major step toward improving readiness and enhancing the ability of our servicemen and women to defend our nation. The NDAA is not a perfect piece of legislation; inevitably...
Here are seven things that you may not know happened on the West Coast after the Pearl Harbor attacks.
The House has passed the conference report to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year an updated bill is voted on to authorize what’s needed for a national defense best suited to protect and...
On Friday, November 4, 2016 a military base in Jordan was attacked. Houstonian James Moriarty, 27, was killed in the gunfire. Sergeant Moriarty was a proud member of the Army’s Special Forces, scheduled to return home in two...
Last week, I welcomed members of the Army Aviation Association of America to Corpus Christi for the 12th Luther Jones Army Aviation Summit. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) plays an integral role in Army aviation and the...
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in South Texas (and nationwide) is a shortage of Primary Care Physicians and Specialty Care Providers. Because of this, the Congress created alternatives...
I cosponsored the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act in response to reports this week that more than one in three veterans’ calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Crisis Line are...
The stunning White House ransom payments to Iran controversy just gets worse. It turns out payments to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism wasn’t $400 million but a whopping $1.7 billion.

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