Military

Yesterday on Fox News’ The Daily Briefing, I discussed last week’s American military operation in Iran and Speaker Pelosi’s delay in sending Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Excerpts of my interview are below...
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With the first partisan impeachment vote since the Civil War complete, the spotlight will now shift to the U.S. Senate. Taking part in an impeachment trial is a solemn responsibility, and one I take extraordinarily seriously...
A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia’s defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country’s nuclear strike capability.
A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to pay for border barrier construction with $3.6 billion in military funds, ruling that the administration does not have the authority to divert...
 U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and I yesterday introduced the Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, which would allow spouses and dependents of service members who die or have a catastrophic...
Today, there is less evil in the world as a result of the successful military operation to eliminate the leader of ISIS, ordered by President Trump and carried out by our brave men and women in uniform. The operation is a...
This is great news for the City of Arlington and for Texas, home to 1.8 million veterans and active duty military. The Medal of Honor is our nation's highest and most prestigious military decoration, and I'm proud that the...
Almost every American has a family member or knows someone who has served in our Armed Forces. However, fewer of us know someone who gave their life to protect the very freedoms we enjoy today.
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When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?”  The answer was a resounding “no!”...
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This past Monday was the 151st Memorial Day, where we remembered the brave men and women who courageously fought for our freedom and who bravely dedicated their lives in defense of our own.
President Donald Trump now knows how Washington DC works. In his case, no matter what he accomplishes, Democrats see him through “impeachment” goggles.So in the aftermath of sending a bomb up Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s toga,...
Soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines regularly put their lives on the line to defend our democracy, and it’s only right they have ample opportunity to fully participate in that democracy. This law will ensure that all...
Recently, I joined my colleagues to support the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which includes the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard...
Down in Boerne, Texas, there is a very special group of women with hearts of gold who dedicate their time to serving female active-duty military members, veterans and their families.
Since November is the Month of the Military Family, I asked my San Antonio District Representative Don Vasser to share his experiences as a member of a military family for this week’s Hurd on the Hill column. I hope you...
Iran and its proxies have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands, including the 241 men and women of the Armed Forces killed on October 23, 1983. We honor their sacrifice by remembering their service, and...
Our country’s military readiness depends on innovation, and the Army Futures Command is on the front line of that fight. This partnership with the Texas A&M University System will ensure we have the best and the...
The August District Work Period provides members of Congress the opportunity to spend an extended period of time with constituents, away from Washington D.C. So far during this period, I have made use of this time by meeting...
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and  I today led a bipartisan group of senators to reintroduce the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving...
Air Force historian Matt Scales said there’s no question that the twin-engine plane is the same one that led the main D-Day invasion. 

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