Veterans

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...
I recently introduced the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers (VET) Protection Act of 2017, which would ensure union activity does not undermine the service and care of our veterans and is not subsidized by taxpayers. The...
Last week on the Senate floor, I highlighted the Senate’s many legislative accomplishments in 2017 that will benefit Texans and Americans across the country. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be...
The selfless service of America’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their families has secured the blessings of liberty for generations and made our nation a beacon of hope around the world.
President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, H.R. 2288, into law this past Wednesday.
Congress took a big step late last week in fulfilling its most important Constitutional duty: to provide for the common defense. I joined my colleagues in the House to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (...
Last week, President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures our veterans receive the care they have earned and deserve. I...
On Memorial Day, we remember our servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Without these patriots, America would not stand strong today.  
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...
I released the following statement after President Trump signed my Jobs for Our Heroes Act into law.  The Jobs for Our Heroes Act streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists, and veterans apply for...
U.S. Congressmen Ken Buck (R-CO), Walter B.  Jones (R-NC) and I have diligently worked with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to urge them to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for our nation’...
Yesterday, I, along with Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), filed H.R.
Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our veterans to get the care they were promised and earned. This week the House will be voting on more than ten bills to help veterans gain better access to...
This week I introduced the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act to modernize the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) IT infrastructure in a manner that will better equip it to ensure our veterans receive the utmost...
While Monday was the day we remember those who gave their lives for our country, we should also remember we must keep our promise to all of our veterans. Since first being elected to Congress, I’ve been fighting for our...
This Monday, America honors its war dead. We call it Memorial Day. Many Americans do not realize that there are 25 United States cemeteries overseas for America’s war dead. The one in Luxembourg is one that I have visited...

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