Military

I am honored to have the first of these cutting-edge aircraft named after me, commemorating my years of strong support for their development and assignment to NAS JRB Fort Worth.
We ask our military servicemembers to take on nearly impossible tasks, spend time away from their families, and, if necessary, make the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. In return, we make a solemn commitment to...
Colonel Powell and JoAnne served our country and this community with character and dignity—living their lives completely devoted to the service of others. Renaming the VA Clinic here in San Angelo after these two legends...
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...
One of the biggest problems facing military communities is recruiting and retaining teachers, so I am proud to be a part of a bipartisan solution.
Ensuring the safety and security of servicemembers should not be a partisan issue. We should leave no stone unturned to protect and account for those who sacrifice so much in defense of everything this country stands for....
U.S. military scrambled fighter jets in response to the Russian Navy conducting what Moscow officials called its largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War.
In order to ensure that our National Guard is able to answer our states’ and our nation’s toughest calls, our troops need the adequate resources, including the proper rotation, retention and recruitment of personnel in the...
President Biden’s defense budget was way late and billions of dollars short. Military leaders repeatedly warned that the U.S. cannot defend against the growing aggression of adversaries like China without adequate defense...
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....
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and I recently released the following statements after introducing the Taiwan Partnership Act, which would establish a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese...
As the Republican Leader on the Appropriations Committee, I successfully fought for funding that is vital to Texas’ 12th Congressional district’s national security and local defense jobs.
These appropriations will fund projects that are outdated and underfunded, and every dollar awarded allows for a better equipped military and a better served veteran population.
By moving the decision to prosecute felony-level, complex criminal cases away from the unit commander, this bill will allow sexual assault cases to be fairly prosecuted, hold offenders accountable and protect victims, while...
Three dozen unvaccinated cadets at the military's West Point academy now fear retaliation after the academy's implementation of stricter quarantines and other restrictions than at the pandemic's height
Yesterday at a House Armed Services Committee Budget Hearing on the Navy Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, I pressed Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker on why he signed a recent memo that calls for the Navy to “Defund Sea-...
Veterans and active duty servicemembers across the country should rest assured that if anything happens to them their families will be supported.
May God bless our fallen servicemembers and their families, may He bless our newest servicemembers, and may He continue to bless the United States of America.
I recently joined members of the For Country Caucus and military nonprofit Operation Gratitude in assembling 5,000 individually-addressed care packages for deployed troops during Military Appreciation Month...
The handling of this sexual assault case is not unique to the Army and there needs to be significant improvement to the way the sexual harassment and assault claims are handled throughout the Armed Forces.

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