October 19th, 2022
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.
September 6th, 2022
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...
April 25th, 2022
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...
March 28th, 2022
Our current disability compensation system is outdated, and it prevents our Nation’s finest from receiving the benefits they rightfully deserve in a timely manner.
December 15th, 2021
Our Veterans make the ultimate sacrifice and deserve access to quality care.
November 29th, 2021
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.
November 11th, 2021
As demand for veteran mental health services spiked in recent months, Texas has begun to invest resources into a novel treatment for PTSD.
August 12th, 2021
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.
July 14th, 2021
It is an important priority for me to make sure veterans are taken care of and that they receive the same quality of care in modern facilities as we see in the private sector.
April 20th, 2021
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...
September 22nd, 2022
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...
July 5th, 2022
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.
April 7th, 2022
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...
December 16th, 2021
I was proud to be joined by Secretary McDonough to honor the fallen heroes and their families, including my grandparents, in San Antonio.
December 6th, 2021
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.
November 17th, 2021
We still have a long road ahead of us to improve the VA, but this is an important start.
September 22nd, 2021
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.
July 20th, 2021
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...
July 12th, 2021
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...