Veterans Affairs

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Our current disability compensation system is outdated, and it prevents our Nation’s finest from receiving the benefits they rightfully deserve in a timely manner.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.
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.
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...
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...
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I recently introduced a bill to rename the Odessa VA Clinic after two Texas Medal of Honor recipients: United States Marine Corps Private First Class Alfred "Mac" Wilson and United States...
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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...
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...
Providing records in a timely manner is the least the federal government can do for the men and women who have selflessly served our country.
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...
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...

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