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Rep. Jackson Meets with Australian Leaders

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WASHINGTON — The following joint statement was issued by Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13), in addition to Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Richard Burr (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) after visiting Australia. The bipartisan, bicameral delegation met with senior leaders of the Australian government and opposition party about areas of mutual concern for b...

Rep. Jackson Introduces Resolution to Remove VP Harris as Border Czar

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced a resolution calling on President Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her role as Border Czar. The resolution also calls for Biden to fill the role with a more competent leader who will: acknowledge that border security is national security, provide Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the resources they have bee...

Rep. Jackson Secures Funding for TX-13 Defense Priorities, Rejects Funding for Democrats’ Socialist Agenda

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WASHINGTON — Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) released the following statement in response to House passage of two appropriations packages, security and non-security, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022: “When Democrats came into control of the House, Senate, and Oval Office the American people were sold a lie that the adults were “back in charge.” So far, Democrats’ “leadership” style has been disastro...

Rep. Jackson, Sen. Hawley Introduce Legislation to Restore American Energy Independence, End Reliance on Foreign Nations

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the American Energy Independence Act of 2022, which reverses President Biden’s shutdown of the American energy sector and returns American energy to full production. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of oil rose to over $10...

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 come to lig...

Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation to Hold Border Czar Kamala Harris, Biden Administration Accountable for Border Crisis Failures

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Border Czar Accountability Act of 2022, which will force “Border Czar” Kamala Harris to do her job and visit our southern border rather than dismiss and ignore the worst border crisis in American history. The Border Czar Accountability Act will require any Cabinet member appointed by the President to lead efforts related to im...

Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation to Help Law Enforcement Prepare for Polar Vortexes

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Providing Our Law Enforcement with Adequate Recourses for a Response Act, or the POLAR Response Act, which would add polar vortexes to the list of disaster-related emergencies when the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering law enforcement for the transfer of excess property and equipment as part of the 1033 program. This ...

Reps. Jackson, Wenstrup, and Crow Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Interoperability with Taiwan

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WASHINGTON — Earlier this week, Representatives Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced a bill expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should improve interoperability with Taiwan and counter Chinese aggression. This legislation clarifies that the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances do not prohibit deepening interoperability with Taiwan i...

Rep. Jackson Secures Major Wins for TX-13, Defends Conservative Values in NDAA

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WASHINGTON — Last night, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Jackson authored a number of provisions to modernize the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, support training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, and provide our military with the resources it needs to counter our adversaries such as China, Russia, and Iran...

Rep. Jackson, Sen. Cruz Introduce Legislation to Combat China’s Malign Influence

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Circumspectly Reducing Unintended Consequences Impairing Alliances and Leadership (CRUCIAL) Act of 2021, which creates a 10-year exemption for member countries of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—Australia, Japan, and India—from Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions that would undermine u...