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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...

Rep. Jackson Defends Servicemembers From Vaccine Mandates

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WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin regarding the Department of Defense’s (DoD) vaccine mandate and the negative impact it could have on military readiness. The letter can be found here, and additional background from The Daily Caller can be found here. Jackson told Henry Rodgers of The Daily Caller: “Thanks to Preside...

Rep. Jackson and Sens. Cornyn, Cruz Introduce Resolution Commemorating Sheppard Air Force Base’s 80th Anniversary and the 40th Anniversary of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program

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WICHITA FALLS — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution commemorating the 80th anniversary of the opening of Sheppard Air Force Base and the 40th anniversary of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program. Sheppard AFB is the Air Force’s premier training installation, producing thousands of graduates a...

Jackson Introduces Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Strategy on China

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced legislation to strengthen the federal government's strategy in combatting the Chinese Communist Party’s military and economic aggression. In the Fiscal Year 1999 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DoD) to produce a list of Chinese Communist military companies operating in America and gave...

Rep. Jackson: Cutting funding for nuclear modernization programs would be irresponsible

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WASHINGTON — Last week, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program and the W87-1 warhead, which will be assembled at Pantex in Amarillo, Texas. Jackson’s remarks as prepared are below. “Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this amendment as it cuts funding for the W87-1 warhead that will be a...

Rep. Jackson Secures Major Victories for TX-13 as NDAA Passes House

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WASHINGTON — Last night, the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The NDAA included many legislative amendments and bills that were authored by Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13). Through Jackson’s work, numerous victories were secured for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Amarillo Pantex Plant, and the larger defense-focuse...

Rep. Jackson: Our relationship with Israel is non-negotiable

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WASHINGTON — Last night, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to support his amendment to the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which states clearly that Israel is a critical defense partner for the United States. Jackson’s remarks as prepared are below. “Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of my amendment which states ...

Rep. Jackson Secures Major Victories for TX-13 in National Defense Authorization Act Markup

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) championed Texas’ defense priorities during the House Armed Services Committee’s Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup yesterday. Jackson issued the following statement in support of the legislation, which passed out of committee by a vote of 57-2. The NDAA will be considered on the House Floor in the coming weeks. Jackson ...

Rep. Jackson, Armed Services Committee Republicans Press Biden for a Plan on Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) joined fellow House Committee on Armed Services Republicans, including Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL-03) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), in pressing the Biden Administration for a plan on Afghanistan. In a letter the members wrote, “For months, we have been asking you for a plan on your withdrawal from Af...

Rep. Jackson Calls on Biden to Continue Evacuation Efforts Until ALL Americans, Partners Out of Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Last night, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) joined fellow House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans in calling on President Biden to commit to continuing evacuation flights out of Kabul until all American citizens and our Afghan partners are safely out of the country. Their call followed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s refusal to make that commitment when asked three tim...