National Defense Authorization Act

Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted recovery efforts led by our military during natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, as the Senate considers the National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of my remarks are...
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...
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...
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....
According to the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on terrorism released on Thursday, Pakistan “did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or HQN [Haqqani Network]” and has done little to deter home-...
After Saturday’s democratic elections in Taiwan, I want to applaud the Taiwanese people for their tenacity, and I call for America’s reaffirmed commitment to Taiwan’s security. Saturday was a monumental day for the people of...
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...
The 2016 NDAA will increase the military readiness and capabilities of the United States without increasing spending on programs entirely unrelated to our national defense, and I am grateful for the support my amendments...
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018:
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.
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...
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...
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...
Today, I testified before the House Armed Services Committee to advocate for Dyess Air Force Base, the B-1 bomber, and for Dyess to host the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber. I also delivered a statement on these top national...
With the holidays behind us and the second session of the 114th Congress in full swing, the New Year is a good chance to look back at the legislative accomplishments from last year. Too often, the media covers the bickering...
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...
Recently, I announced that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015 includes legislation I sponsored to allow the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood to receive the Purple Heart.The legislation,...

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