July 15th, 2021
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.
July 9th, 2021
These appropriations will fund projects that are outdated and underfunded, and every dollar awarded allows for a better equipped military and a better served veteran population.
June 24th, 2021
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...
June 18th, 2021
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
June 16th, 2021
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-...
June 11th, 2021
Veterans and active duty servicemembers across the country should rest assured that if anything happens to them their families will be supported.
June 3rd, 2021
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.
May 28th, 2021
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...
May 19th, 2021
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.
May 17th, 2021
Despite an increased focus on combating sexual assault in our military, this remains a serious issue in our ranks that we have the responsibility to address, and this legislation would take a pivotal step in the long fight...
July 12th, 2021
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...
June 29th, 2021
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...
June 23rd, 2021
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.
June 17th, 2021
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....
June 16th, 2021
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.
June 4th, 2021
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...
June 1st, 2021
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...
May 25th, 2021
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....
May 17th, 2021
Providing a veteran with a service dog can be a life-altering and life-saving tool for our veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder or other adverse mental health impacts.
May 7th, 2021
The F-35 strengthens national security, enhances global partnerships, and powers economic growth. The program leverages economies of scale, both in production and sustainment, to drive down cost and increase efficiencies...