Department of Defense

I recently spoke on the House Floor in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. 
Biden’s top-line budget does not keep up with inflation and results in cuts, which creates concern for future development and capabilities of our Armed Services.
DoD officials and military experts were clear: A 3-5% increase in defense spending over the inflation adjusted FY21 enacted level is necessary to keep America and our allies safe. However, President Biden’s proposed 'skinny...
The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense. This is the fourth of twelve appropriations bill to be passed by...
Since the Hudson Institute's establishment under Herman Kahn in 1961, it emerged during the Cold War as a leading voice against the irrational madness of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
Co-Chairs Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus held a briefing recently on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) reporting of sexual assault convictions. Afterwards, we released the...
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to...
Those of you, who know me, know that I am not a real big “government conspiracy” guy. However, I always love to listen to any conspiratorial story. I can easily listen to most suggestions of government conspiracy to cover...
Under President Obama, the national debt has increased 50% to $6 trillion. We simply cannot sustain that kind of excessive spending. Yesterday’s vote alters the culture of spending in Washington. For the first time in over...
Generations of North Texans have worked tirelessly to manufacture America’s national security, including over 18,000 people working at the F-35 production facility today. The 12th District is also home to Naval Air Station...
This critical safety upgrade would not only protect the lives of our military heroes, it would also save the taxpayer over $12.9 billion by opting to install this technology instead of replacing all the impacted Humvees....
Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, according to U.S. and NATO forces.
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
Yesterday on the floor, I urged my colleagues to pass the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our troops and support our nation’s military when the Senate considers it. Excerpts of my remarks...
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...
Ranking Member Seth Moulton (MA-6) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing concern about the Department of Defense’s (DoD...
Our district is home to five ports and a portion of the Gulf Coast Waterway. It has been estimated that Texas waterways will transport over 766 million tons of cargo by 2030. This is why I am glad the President signed into...
I joined with colleagues Thursday in sending a letter to President Obama, calling for sanctions on the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport. The letter outlines the egregious human rights violations that Rosoboronexport has...
As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, I commend House and Senate Armed Services Committees colleagues on their continued efforts to pass the FY2014 National Defense...

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