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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...
As we pause today to reflect on the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it is important that we all commit to ensuring they are as successful as possible when returning home.
Today, I announced the recipients of the 2019 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique award that recognizes local veterans for their outstanding service to our nation and community.
This is great news for the City of Arlington and for Texas, home to 1.8 million veterans and active duty military. The Medal of Honor is our nation's highest and most prestigious military decoration, and I'm proud that the...
We have the second highest veteran population of all states, with an estimated 1.6 million veterans living in the Lone Star State. I’ve heard from these men and women about the daily challenges they face – both big and small...
I released the following statement after my Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering,...
I have introduced the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields).
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. 
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).
This Veterans Day, Texans and Americans across our great nation will unite to honor and recognize our veterans for the brave and selfless sacrifices they have made for our country. To each and every one of the dedicated men...
While his legacy will undoubtedly live on through his family and all of those who knew him, the renaming of the Castroville, Texas post office in his name will further honor his sacrifice to our nation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs pulled all residents from an assisted living home in Van Nuys, California, after finding a veteran who had been dead for four days. The incident followed several complaints of mistreatment...
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has opened a new section of the county jail dedicated to military veterans, with the aim of helping them prepare for civilian life. 
 U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and I released the following statements after our Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee:
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 ...

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