Veterans

 

“I'm proud to represent 63,000 veterans in Texas' 4th District, and I'm committed to ensuring they receive the care and respect they most certainly have earned. We will always be indebted to those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms.” 

  • Voted YES on the VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (H.R. 1259), which provides the VA with the tools needed to swiftly discipline employees who fail to provide necessary services to veterans. 
  • Voted YES on the Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act (H.R. 512), which would allow Congressional staff with remote access to the VA claims records system so that they can provide timely updates to Veterans in the district.
  • Voted YES on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974), which contained $81.6 billion in support of veterans’ benefits and programs, as well as military housing and bases in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Voted YES on the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5620), to make it easier for the VA Secretary to fire bad employees, protect whistleblowers and reform the process that veterans use to appeal benefits claims. 
  • Voted YES on the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 (H.R. 22), to help veterans, grow the economy and encourage small businesses to expand. Additionally, this measure excludes veterans from Obamacare’s harmful employer mandate if they already receive care through TRICARE or the VA. 
  • Introduced the VA IT Restructuring Act (H.R. 3640), which seeks to deliver better health care services for veterans receiving treatment at the VA through the appointment of a Chief Information Officer