Veterans Affairs

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year '25 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies funding bill. Through his seat on the House Appropriations MILCON-VA Subcommittee, Rep.
Billy Waugh
Sergeant Major Waugh epitomized the American values of courage, patriotism, and self-sacrifice. Through his unparalleled life of service, he undoubtedly saved countless American lives and pushed back terrorism and evil...
I’m grateful to Congressman Pfluger for joining with me on this, and I can think of no recognition more fitting to the Powells and their support of veterans than a VA clinic named in their honor.
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Today the Department of Veteran Affairs, part of the Biden/Harris Administration, announced that it will provide abortions for veterans and their beneficiaries that are deemed “medically necessary” or in cases of rape or...
Congressman Jake Ellzey (R-TX-06) and Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32), members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, co-led the introduction of the Fiscal Year 2022 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility...
Our current disability compensation system is outdated, and it prevents our Nation’s finest from receiving the benefits they rightfully deserve in a timely manner.
Our Veterans make the ultimate sacrifice and deserve access to quality care.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage for survivors of military sexual trauma to come forward and submit a claim for compensation, so it is important that V.A. gets these claims right the first time.
As demand for veteran mental health services spiked in recent months, Texas has begun to invest resources into a novel treatment for PTSD.
I recently led 80 of my colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, urging him to prioritize care for rural veterans.
mental health
The Veterans Mental Health and Addiction Therapy Quality of Care Act would require an independent organization outside of the government to conduct a study to assess the quality of care veterans receive for mental and...
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Rep. Chip Roy and Rep. Lance Gooden led 9 Texas Republicans on Monday in sending a letter to VA Secretary McDonough, expressing concerns over North Texas veterans being placed on months-long waiting list instead of being...
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Rep. Beth Van Duyne yesterday joined Rep. Chip Roy's letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs requesting the VA provide a briefing to Congressional offices on the PACT Act’s implementation and how it will affect the...
veterans affairs
Last week, I urged the Committee on Veterans Affairs to amend H.R. 3967, the PACT Act, to offset its cost and ensure it does not create severe backlogs in VA treatment. 
tony gonzales
On Wednesday, I questioned the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough on the status of the new VA healthcare center in El Paso during the House Appropriations Committee’s hearing on the VA budget for...
I was proud to be joined by Secretary McDonough to honor the fallen heroes and their families, including my grandparents, in San Antonio.
H.R. 6064, introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls of Richmond, would improve the VA’s disability exam process for survivors of sexual trauma.
We still have a long road ahead of us to improve the VA, but this is an important start.
Nearly a quarter of all veterans return from military careers to live in rural areas, including many communities in TX-13. Yet, too often, VA facilities in rural areas are not prioritized for modernization projects.
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...

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