Military

Last week, the President signed an important piece of legislation into law – the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), I introduced the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act, legislation that would expand veterans’ access to mental health care services to former...
This week I spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the USCG Valent Hall. After working on this project for many years, I am glad to see it finally came to fruition. It was scheduled to be completed about two...
I strongly supported passage of a two-year federal budget that makes a massive leap in rebuilding America’s armed forces while delivering almost $90 billion in disaster relief for Texas and all American families and...
Military veterans, law enforcement leaders, evangelical pastors, Christian Dreamers, business leaders and the president of the nation’s fifth largest university: These are among the prominent figures who are urging Congress...
President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech tonight. My guest is Jim “Mac” McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist who embodies the American Dream...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the vote to reopen the government and resume work on legislative items including a bipartisan solution for DACA recipients and disaster relief for Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are...
I released the following statement in response to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 16, 2018: 
Despite what the pundits and many naysayers in the media and Congress said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is doing exactly what we promised. 
I released the following statement after President Trump signed my Jobs for Our Heroes Act into law.  The Jobs for Our Heroes Act streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists, and veterans apply for...
Last week, the House voted on an Omnibus bill that funded the government for the rest of the fiscal year. I voted against this horrible legislation. It went against almost everything I stand for (except strengthening our...
Along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), I introduced the bipartisan Support our Military Spouses Act to ease the relocation process frequently required...
Today’s budget is a good starting point for funding American priorities in the coming year. In December, I wrote two letters to the White House asking for comprehensive funding to address the opioid epidemic in this coming...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - James and John, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who joined the military, were featured this afternoon on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.
I joined Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-2) and U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (MO) and Ron Johnson (WI) to introduce legislation to improve sexual violence data collection at key federal agencies.
Yesterday at a press conference, I discussed the remaining priorities in need of full funding after the government shutdown, including the Defense Department and disaster relief. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
Last Friday, the current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee, and I introduced the Job TOOLS for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to expand...
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
I praised the House passage of the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bill I authored that was championed in the House by Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-7) to reduce barriers for active-duty military, reservists, and veterans...

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