National Defense Authorization Act
July 2nd, 2020
The Military Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors.
July 1st, 2020
On the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about an amendment I introduced to the National Defense Authorization Act to change current leave policy for U.S. servicemembers so their pre-approved parental leave is not terminated...
December 13th, 2019
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...
July 15th, 2019
For the first time in history, Democrats are circumventing the democratic process in the House of Representatives and are replacing the people’s voice with the voice of a chosen few.
August 22nd, 2018
For 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article 1 constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.” In today’s dangerous world we...
July 24th, 2018
Today on the floor, I praised the inclusion of legislation to strengthen the foreign investment review process to better protect national security interests in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (...
January 10th, 2018
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
November 20th, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family...
July 19th, 2017
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018:
July 14th, 2017
Today I voted to provide critical resources for our national security with my support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.
July 2nd, 2020
This week, the Senate will pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.
January 6th, 2020
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...
December 12th, 2019
Yesterday, the bipartisan bill by U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and I to ensure the intelligence community prioritizes resources to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling in the...
June 26th, 2019
This week, the Senate is considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.
August 14th, 2018
President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:
June 5th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I urged my colleagues to pass the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our troops and support our nation’s military when the Senate considers it. Excerpts of my remarks...
November 27th, 2017
Last week, the House and Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains several wins for the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Two of the biggest are:
September 14th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I highlighted recovery efforts led by our military during natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, as the Senate considers the National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of my remarks are...
July 17th, 2017
Congress took a big step late last week in fulfilling its most important Constitutional duty: to provide for the common defense. I joined my colleagues in the House to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (...