Veterans

Roughly 20 American combat war veterans take their own lives each day, and veterans who have regular contact with VA health services are less likely to commit suicide than those with little or no interactions. We must keep...
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted some of the laws passed by Congress to support veterans and urged my colleagues to continue to build off of that success. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found ...
From the shores of Tripoli, to the beaches of Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
tiny homes, big heroes
According to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, 28 percent of Houston’s homeless population are veterans. That is over 3,600 homeless veterans in Houston alone. These same veterans admirably served...
This Veterans Day, we pause to honor the selfless service and unyielding courage of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We say ‘thank you’ to every brave soldier, sailor, airman, marine, and coast guardsman who pledge...
To honor fallen U.S. service members, a small group of volunteers set out from California on April 7 for a cross-country run. The run commemorated the nearly 20,000 service members who have died while in active duty during...
Recently, Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and I, released the following statements after the House passage of the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act, as part of H.R.
WWI Memorial
One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, the war to end all wars came to an end. Over 4 million American doughboys went off to fight on the battlefields and in the brutal trenches of Europe. 
The new Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic is now open and functioning. The re-opening comes about seven months after Hurricane Harvey damaged the original clinic. The water damage caused by the hurricane resulted in the...
This week I spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the USCG Valent Hall. After working on this project for many years, I am glad to see it finally came to fruition. It was scheduled to be completed about two...
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. 
Joe Cuba is a resident at Brookdale Midwestern in Wichita Falls, Texas, and one thing he really wants for his 100th birthday is 100 birthday cards.A photo showing Cuba with a sign that read "I'm a WWII veteran who will be...
veterans childcare
This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act.
WWI
World War I ended 100 years ago. During the brutal, bloody war, thousands were killed in an area of France and Belgium called Flanders.‘‘In Flanders Fields,’’ by John McCrae.
This week, Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA-3) and I, co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, called on the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) to address a report from the Veterans Affairs Office of...
The following video was released highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.Background:The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been...
I recently announced that the Veterans Clinic in Conroe is nearing the end of construction for a much-needed expansion. The fourth floor of the building will soon host a 3,850 square foot dental facility that will include...
My colleagues in the House of Representatives and I passed fourteen pieces of legislation designed to assist and honor America’s veterans.
Along with Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), I introduced the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act, legislation that would expand veterans’ access to mental health care services to former...
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee, and I introduced the Job TOOLS for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to expand...

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