Military

powell remarks
I am thrilled to announce that this week, Congress passed my bill to rename the VA community-based outpatient clinic in San Angelo, Texas, the "Colonel Charles and JoAnne Powell VA Clinic."
During World War II, the Permian Basin supplied over a quarter of the high-octane aviation fuel that kept American planes in the sky and allowed for an Allied victory.
Springfield
After securing over $10 million in federal funding for the new National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence (NAAMCE), I participated in the groundbreaking ceremony at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.
Kabul
Monday, I released a statement on the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal:
inflation
Last week, I voted against H.R. 5376, the Inflation, Recession, and IRS Army Act. This “Build Back Better” copycat claims to lower inflation by raising corporate taxes, giving the IRS an $80 billion slush fund, and funding “...
ndaa pfluger
I voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023.
veterans affairs
Last week, I urged the Committee on Veterans Affairs to amend H.R. 3967, the PACT Act, to offset its cost and ensure it does not create severe backlogs in VA treatment. 
John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I introduced the Senate companion to a bipartisan, bicameral bill renaming a Texas post office after Spc. Vanessa Guillén.
military draft
On Thursday, I urged the House Armed Services Committee to oppose requiring America’s daughters, mothers, sisters, and wives to register for the draft in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act.
I was honored to join the Air Force Association as we discussed the importance of our service forces and how we can encourage capacity building for our defense.
I recently introduced, H.R. 8973, the Medal of Honor Act, a bill that would increase the special monthly pension for Medal of Honor Recipients to equal an annualized amount of $100,000. Currently, Medal of Honor...
army
Last week Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and I introduced the Army Facilitating Untapped Technology, Utilities, Resources, and Equipment for Servicemembers Act (Army FUTURES Act), which would clarify roles and...
strategic failure
I joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul in releasing an interim report entitled, “A ‘Strategic Failure’: Assessing the Adm
pilots
As a pilot myself, it was special to congratulate 
I issued the following statement in response to the National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
military
I released the following statement after voting for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023:
military
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. This bill provides critical funding for the Department of Defense.
academy noms
I am pleased to announce the outstanding students from the 8th Congressional District of Texas who have accepted appointments to attend U.S. military service academies after being nominated by his office.
NASIC
This week House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and I toured the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and received a national security briefing at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

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