Military

Each year I am honored to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District of Texas who have valiantly served our nation and have made selfless sacrifices for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. During...
The grand opening of the new Vets Center in Victoria was a huge success. It was great to talk to local veterans and hear their thoughts and concerns. Here I am with two members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 169.
Today, November 11th, we honor America's veterans. Veterans Day, previously known as Armistice Day, marked the end of WWI. The armistice was signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany in France on the "eleventh hour of the...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tuesday successfully added a provision to the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations bill requiring the VA Secretary to provide Congress with a plan to...
When: Wednesday, November 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 PMWhere: Lone Star Community College- Montgomery Health Science Building Atrium (Building B), 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, Texas 77384
Young men and women interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies are invited to apply for an appointment from my office. Applicants to a service academy must first receive an appointment from either their U...
After several years pushing for a local VA clinic to be established in Collin County for North Texas’ many veterans, I am pleased to announce the location for the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will be at...
Jeb Bush's big moment at the last debate came when he reminded Donald Trump that his brother kept America safe. This line received applause but what Bush, or for that matter, Rubio and others, have failed to do is explain...
May was the flowering month for the Syrian thistle. The pink heads grew from the rubble in a small village south of the city of Tel Tamer, in northern Syria. A local Kurdish militia had liberated the village from the Islamic...
Young men and women interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies are invited to attend my Service Academy Night along with their parents. The event is open to those ages 17 to 21 and freshmen, sophomore,...
Last week, KRIS-TV ran a story about a Portland veteran who, despite decorated service in Vietnam, was being mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs when it came to the payment of his medical bills.
The House passed the revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week, which includes authorization for $85 million to continue the expansion and updating of the Corpus Christi Army Depot’s (CCAD) powertrain...
I proudly join my fellow Americans in honoring the more than 21 million veterans across the United States, including the 1.6 million veterans who call Texas their home.
When our loved ones deploy or are preparing to leave the service, many of us think that coming home afterward will be as easy as it sounds.
For more than 50 years, there has been one thing the House, the Senate, and the President of the United States have all agreed on: passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is critical. But once again, President...
Today I delivered the following remarks before leading a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the six U.S. service members—including four Dyess Airmen—and five civilians who were killed in the recent plane crash in...
Last week I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking information on the appalling sexual abuse of children reportedly occurring in Afghanistan and requesting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) plan to...
National security is a top concern for many Americans. In today’s world, we are constantly reminded of the need to maintain a strong military in the hopes that we will never have to use it. Congress has a sacred...
Last week, I went to the valley and made the drive many of our veterans are forced to make to get treatment in Harlingen. I wasn’t there for a VA Appointment, I was there to see VA Secretary Robert McDonald and hold him...
The debt we owe them can never fully be repaid. But the best way we can thank them is by ensuring they receive the care and services they were promised.

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