Veterans

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...
Allowing past and present service members, as well as Gold Star Families, free access to our most iconic and treasured lands is the least we can do to honor the sacrifice they have made for our great country.
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.
Rick Perry, in a rare return to policy debates in Austin, is teaming up with a Democratic state lawmaker to push for psychedelic drug therapy for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Our military veterans sacrifice life and limb in service to our country. They go overseas and fight the enemy and when they get home they're not getting the care they deserve. More than 20 veterans take their life everyday...
veterans day
Dear Fellow Texans:Please join me this Veterans Day in honoring the men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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The Atlantic recently attacked President Trump over his cancelled 2018 trip to the Aisne – Marne American cemetery near Paris.
memorial day
On America's most solemn holiday, Memorial Day, I’m thankful for our fallen heroes and ask God’s blessings on the loved ones they left behind. We as a nation will never forget those who paid freedom's steepest price. 
This week, as a member who serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in Congress, I was proud to support the passage of several bipartisan bills that aid veterans by providing...
Too often, veterans in our rural communities are left behind after honorably serving our country. I am excited to see such a significant investment in this year’s Appropriations bill go to addressing the issue of veterans...
These appropriations will fund projects that are outdated and underfunded, and every dollar awarded allows for a better equipped military and a better served veteran population.
Military service must never be a detriment to future employment, but rather an asset. I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation prioritizing veteran employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.
I recently questioned the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough on the reopening of Frank Tejada VA Outpatient Clinic, transition initiatives for veterans coming from active duty and evolving...
This bipartisan legislation would prohibit the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) from clawing back the final retirement benefit paid to a veteran the month that they pass. 
Today, all across this great nation, we pause to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Without their bravery and selflessness, we wouldn't be able to live in a nation that is a beacon of...
Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a day where we take a moment to thank the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our nation. They fight, at home and abroad, to protect the values and ideals that serve as the very...
Texas is home to the first VETS Court established on a military installation at Fort Hood, so we are no stranger to the positive impact these courts can have on those who need a second chance. I’m glad more communities will...
Veterans and their family members taking advantage of the GI Bill to pay for school have earned those benefits through service and sacrifice. As we all make necessary adjustments to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it’...
I recently joined my colleagues in passing a bipartisan bill to begin a pilot program for service dogs to assist veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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