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Sen. Cruz Bill to Aid Military Heroes Fighting Ebola Introduced in the House

Last week, the House of Representatives introduced companion legislation to my bill to ensure that members of the Armed Forces combatting the spread of Ebola in West Africa are entitled to appropriate tax benefits.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, filed the bipartisan companion legislation, H.R. 5804, in the House and it is co-sponsored by Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Roger Williams. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has signed on as a co-sponsor of my bill, S. 2965.   Read more »

at Dec 19, 2014 4:02 PM
       

Congressman Turner Secures Important Protections for the Parental Rights of Our Service Men and Women

Washington, DC: For the last seven years, Congressman Mike Turner, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, has fought to protect the parental rights of our service men and women.

Last week, the bipartisan FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act successfully passed the Senate and is headed to the President’s desk for his signature. Congressman Turner authored and successfully included provisions in this bipartisan legislation that will provide a uniform national standard that prohibits state courts from using past, current, or future deployment against service members when making child custody determinations.   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2014 12:25 PM
       

Hillary Clinton: The Military-Industrial Candidate

So the Democrats are for peace and the Republicans are for war, huh? Then why is the Democrats’ leading candidate a consistent hawk? Who's the real Hillary Clinton? My guest today, Kelley Vlahos, says she's the "military-industrial candidate."   Read more »

at Dec 12, 2014 9:05 AM
       

Chairman Poe Statement On The Senate Democrat CIA Report

Every day the intelligence community goes to work to protect Americans. They risk their lives on covert battlefields all around the world to prevent another attack on America. Thanks in part to their efforts, there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Today our enemies are as strong as they have ever been, and we continue to rely on the CIA and the intelligence community to keep us safe. Unfortunately, in their final days in power, Senate Democrats are suddenly releasing a report that criticizes the CIA and focuses exclusively on Bush-era interrogation methods six years after President Bush left office.

at Dec 11, 2014 10:54 AM
       

Senator Cornyn: Democrats Should Thank, Not Vilify, Intelligence Community

Editor's Note: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after Democrats on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released their report on enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the nation’s intelligence community:

This report is troubling for a variety of reasons, most of which are not found in its pages. Enhanced interrogation techniques employed by members of our intelligence community saved American lives, and Senate Democrats should thank these brave men and women who worked to protect us – not vilify them.   Read more »

at Dec 10, 2014 10:06 AM
       

Thankful For Those Who Serve

As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them from the homefront.

From a young age, I was fortunate to learn the value of military service from my father, a career Air Force officer who served as a B-17 pilot in World War II. On his 26th mission over Germany, he was shot down by the Nazis and spent several months in a POW camp before General Patton’s troops freed him

at Nov 26, 2014 11:13 AM
       

Sam Johnson Congratulates 2014 CVC Veteran Honorees

As Veterans Day nears, I am pleased to announce the nine Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on November 1st. Keynote speaker Alvin Townley, best-selling author of Defiant, will serve as keynote speaker and hold a book-signing after the awards ceremony.

I’d like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to this year’s nine veteran honorees. These men represent all five branches of our Armed Services, but more importantly they represent several generations of faithful service to the protection of our Great Nation. I look forward to

at Oct 31, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Texas Succeeds Where Federal Government Failed on Ebola

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today it is enacting its own travel ban on health workers who have treated Ebola patients. The decision comes as the Obama administration continues to refuse to enforce a flight ban on travelers coming from countries most affected by the Ebola virus. I have been calling for increased scrutiny on travel since early October when the first U.S. case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas.   Read more »

at Oct 17, 2014 3:24 PM
       

Best-Selling Author Alvin Townley is Keynote Speaker for Annual Veteran Commendation Ceremony

In anticipation of the annual Congressional Veterans Commendation ceremony on Saturday, November 1, I encourage 3rd District constituents to show their gratitude to all our veterans by attending this special event. The program will include a reception with veteran honorees and a book-signing with best-selling author Alvin Townley.

North Texas is home to many veterans, and it’s important that we take time out of our busy schedules to thank these brave men and women for their service and sacrifice to our Great Nation. Our veteran honorees faithfully served their country, and they continue to serve as civilian leaders. They truly are our hometown heroes, and I look forward to paying them tribute on November 1 with our community.   Read more »

at Oct 15, 2014 2:12 PM
       

US Troops Get Started with Construction of Ebola Treatment Centers

It’s been said that the military’s purpose is two-fold: “To kill people and to break things.” But in the battle against an invisible enemy, in this case the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, United States military forces are tasked with building infrastructure that will hopefully help struggling nations contain the deadly infectious disease.   Read more »

at Oct 14, 2014 2:46 PM
       

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