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An Apology to All Veterans

To all Veterans:

You represent the the spirit that once made America a super power. I apologize that our government and some of our people do not give you the respect and services you deserve, in spite of the fact that we all know you did not enlist in the military in order to receive gratitude. You served because you believe in the founding principles of this great nation.   Read more »

at Jul 3, 2014 2:05 PM
       

The Obama Debacle!

The Iraq debacle has shown that our emperor has no clothes. For the past six years, the media has covered up for the most incompetent administration since the beginning of the 20th century, but as Iraq spirals out of control, it can no longer be denied that this is Obama’s failure. While many on the left have stated that this has proven the failure of Bush’s invasion of Iraq, all it showed is the failure of Obama’s policies.   Read more »

at Jun 24, 2014 12:22 PM
       

Congressman Farenthold Checks Up On Our Local VA Clinics

Last week, I visited the VA Outpatient Clinics in Corpus Christi and Victoria to get the real story on wait times, quality of service, and other issues from local Veterans and VA staff.

As you may have read, the Corpus Christi clinics were among those subject to additional investigation for long wait times. We have had far too many requests for service come into my office from veterans in this area. The VA must get on track and provide prompt quality care.   Read more »

at Jun 23, 2014 10:11 AM
       

Congressman Neugebauer Praises Bill to Fund Strong National Defense

I released the following statement praising the passage of the FY2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The bill passed the House yesterday by a vote of 340-73.

This bill promotes our national security and provides for our troops, all while meeting the budget caps agreed to earlier this year.   Read more »

at Jun 21, 2014 11:53 AM
       

We Need To Protect Our People And Defend Our National Security Interests

First and foremost we have to do everything possible to make sure all Americans in Iraq are secure and not swept up in a Sunni-Shiite civil war. We have more than 2,000 people in the country, and given the volatility of the situation, we need a plan to get them out safely and expeditiously - now. Likewise, we need to be mindful that the up to 275 additional Marines that President Obama has informed Congress he may deploy to conduct security at the embassy in Baghdad do not become isolated targets of terrorism.   Read more »

at Jun 19, 2014 1:52 PM
       

Obama threatening soldiers who speak about Bergdahl

Would you be surprised to learn that Obama is using intimidation to get the men who served with Bergdahl to keep quiet? I know, I know…just another fake scandal, right?

Leave no man behind has been the battle cry of Obama’s slap in the face to America, when in fact the truth is much different, as this VIDEO suggests:   Read more »

at Jun 16, 2014 5:01 PM
       

Congressman Farenthold on Demanding VA Accountability

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently flagged the Corpus Christi VA clinic, and 7 other VA facilities in Texas, for further investigation. The investigators suspected willful misconduct at these clinics, but have not determined a cause yet. I am gravely concerned that the problems being reported out of VA clinics throughout the country are occurring here at home - where we expect that veterans to receive proper care.   Read more »

at Jun 16, 2014 3:54 PM
       

Poe Introduces House Resolution Supporting Marine In Mexico

This week, I introduced H.Res620 calling on the Government of Mexico to immediately release Sgt. Tahmooressi and return him to the United States to allow him to receive care for his PTSD and the President of the United States to do all that he can to secure his release.

On March 31, Mexican authorities arrested 25-year-old U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the U.S.-Mexico border. Three firearms, all registered under his name in the United States, were discovered in his car. Two months later, Sgt. Tahmooressi is still in a Mexican jail. It is ironic that this Administration can deal with the Taliban to secure the release of a POW but we will not do the same for a marine imprisoned in Mexico. It is time for the White House to act.   Read more »

at Jun 14, 2014 10:54 PM
       

Bowe Bergdahl and Military Prisoner Exchange

Like most Americans, I’m proud of our commitment to return every American service member home from wars overseas. However, I do have serious concerns about how we negotiated the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl. The Obama Administration struck a deal with the Taliban – we freed five high-level Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for his release.

America has not negotiated with terrorists in the past, and we should not start now. Making these kinds of deals on terrorists’ terms empowers extremist groups,

at Jun 10, 2014 9:50 AM
       

VA Audit Finds 837 San Antonio Veterans Waiting for Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs today released the results of a nationwide audit that examined problems surrounding access to care for millions of America’s veterans. According to the report, schedulers at 76% of VA facilities had engaged in the practice of misreporting appointment requests to hide long waitlists for veterans seeking care. Thirteen percent of scheduling staff interviewed

at Jun 9, 2014 2:55 PM
       

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