Veterans

I released the following statement after the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, passed the Senate today.  The...
That way those who have voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to keep the peace and promote American interests abroad and defend our homeland can continue the record of public service at home.
On Thursday, I introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now (VETERAN) Act, which would cement in legislation the IRS's current practice of providing eligible veterans the choice to get...
Last week, the House passed two important bills to help veterans: the VA Accountability First Act and the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. 
As I travel throughout the district I represent in Texas, veterans tell me time and again the VA system is broken and they are not receiving the timely quality care they’ve earned. This failure is a national disgrace and...
Today we honor our nation's veterans, from the soldiers who heeded the call to battle in World War I, to the members of the greatest generation who stormed the beaches of Normandy, to all of the brave men and women who have...
Donald J. Trump’s campaign will release an open letter on Tuesday from about 90 retired generals and military officials endorsing his presidential campaign, urging a “long overdue course correction in our national security...
Yesterday I joined Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) in introducing legislation to improve veterans' access to timely health care.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after our bipartisan legislation, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  The...
As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I introduced legislation to help wounded warriors who return to work have access to the affordable health care they deserve.  More specifically, the Health...
This week, the House will vote on two bills I cosponsored to help veterans after they finish their military service. Our veterans fought hard to protect our freedom, and upon their return, we must fight to ensure that they...
Friday, we celebrated Veterans Day, honoring veterans who have served our nation. That morning, I attended the Port Aransas High School Veterans Day program. In addition to honoring all of the Port Aransas veterans, this...
Texas veterans are on the front lines of keeping our country safe, but too often our men and women in uniform are not given the care and benefits they deserve.

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