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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...

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 ...