February 29th, 2016
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
February 17th, 2016
Come and learn the nomination processes for the congressional offices in Central and South Texas and both Senate offices. No RSVP is necessary. Free and open to the public.
January 15th, 2016
Two Marine helicopters collided off the northern coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. There are no immediate signs of survivors. A search is ongoing following the collision of the two CH-53 helicopters, Capt. Philip...
January 6th, 2016
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in Texas is a shortage of primary care physicians and specialty care providers. Because of this, the VA has alternatives for veterans needing care...
November 29th, 2015
Each year I am honored to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District of Texas who have valiantly served our nation and have made selfless sacrifices for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. During...
November 16th, 2015
The grand opening of the new Vets Center in Victoria was a huge success. It was great to talk to local veterans and hear their thoughts and concerns. Here I am with two members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 169.
November 11th, 2015
Today, November 11th, we honor America's veterans. Veterans Day, previously known as Armistice Day, marked the end of WWI. The armistice was signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany in France on the "eleventh hour of the...
November 11th, 2015
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tuesday successfully added a provision to the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations bill requiring the VA Secretary to provide Congress with a plan to...
November 3rd, 2015
When: Wednesday, November 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 PMWhere: Lone Star Community College- Montgomery Health Science Building Atrium (Building B), 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, Texas 77384
October 19th, 2015
Young men and women interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies are invited to apply for an appointment from my office. Applicants to a service academy must first receive an appointment from either their U...
February 22nd, 2016
With civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq, and with instability and terrorism stretching from Turkey to Egypt, now is not the time for the United States to further roil the Middle East by appeasing our adversaries and...
February 11th, 2016
It was a routine exercise, sailing from Kuwait to Bahrain through the Persian Gulf, until, allegedly, the navigation system failed on one of the two U.S. gunboats. Mysteriously, the boats lost communication.
January 13th, 2016
The great World War II was at its peak. So, on September 11, 1943, 28-year-old Sandy Thompson left her teaching job and volunteered for the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASP.
December 16th, 2015
The Department of Veteran Affairs has yet to recover the relocation bonuses that were fraudulently obtained by executives at the department. It’s unacceptable that some of these employees are receiving bonuses at a time when...
November 23rd, 2015
Last week, KRIS-TV ran a story about a Portland veteran who, despite decorated service in Vietnam, was being mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs when it came to the payment of his medical bills.
November 13th, 2015
The House passed the revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week, which includes authorization for $85 million to continue the expansion and updating of the Corpus Christi Army Depot’s (CCAD) powertrain...
November 11th, 2015
I proudly join my fellow Americans in honoring the more than 21 million veterans across the United States, including the 1.6 million veterans who call Texas their home.
November 9th, 2015
When our loved ones deploy or are preparing to leave the service, many of us think that coming home afterward will be as easy as it sounds.
October 27th, 2015
For more than 50 years, there has been one thing the House, the Senate, and the President of the United States have all agreed on: passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is critical. But once again, President...
October 7th, 2015
Today I delivered the following remarks before leading a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the six U.S. service members—including four Dyess Airmen—and five civilians who were killed in the recent plane crash in...