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Rep. Jackson Commemorates Six Months Since the Fall of Kabul, Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) joined his House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Republican colleagues in releasing the following statement commemorating six months since the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan. The city fell to Taliban terrorists on August 15, 2021, six months ago today. “During the Afghanistan evacuation and in the six months since, hundreds of stories have…

Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation to Enhance Efforts to Modernize VA Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — Following Veterans Day, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced legislation to enhance the federal CHIP IN (Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans) pilot program by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit a report to Congress detailing areas where the program has and has not been successful. The CHIP IN Act was…

Rep. Jackson Launches Veterans History Project in TX-13

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) announced his office’s participation in the Veterans History Project (VHP), an archive of oral interviews and documents from American war veterans that is housed at the Library of Congress. All U.S. military veterans from World War I through the most recent military conflicts who live in Texas’ 13th Congressional District are invited…

Rep. Jackson’s Pro-Veterans Initiative Passes the House

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WASHINGTON — Last night, language authored by Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) that will reauthorize and extend the CHIP IN (Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a larger package, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021. The legislative package passed by a vote…

Rep. Jackson Leads Bipartisan Effort in Support of Rural Veterans

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) led 80 of his colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, urging him to prioritize care for rural veterans. Historically, veterans in rural areas have faced challenges with accessing quality care because many of the VA’s resources are devoted to urban areas. The letter discusses…

Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation to Modernize VA Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced legislation to support veterans by modernizing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) infrastructure. By extending the federal CHIP IN (Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans) pilot program, the VA would be able to accept donations from non-federal entities to support major construction…

Rep. Jackson Introduces New Legislation to Combat Cancel Culture

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Stop Cancel Culture From Degrading Honor Act. This bill will make Medals of Honor or other military decorations permanent after ten years have passed, with a limited number of exceptions. Jackson’s legislation comes as Senator Elizabeth Warren and other radical Democrats have sought to undermine the Medal of Honor…

Rep. Jackson Leads Letter Advocating for Veterans

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) led five of his freshmen colleagues from Texas in sending a letter to the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, demanding he address the significant backlog of records requests for veterans. The National Archives oversees the National Personnel Records Center where many veterans’ records are stored. The letter, led by…

Rep. Jackson Named to House Armed Services Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) released a statement following his appointment to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). HASC is charged with authorizing national defense budgets and enacting policies that structure the U.S. Military. The Committee is led by Chairman Adam Smith of Washington and Ranking Member Mike Rogers of Alabama. Jackson said: “The House…