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Rep. Jackson Secures Victories for TX-13’s Defense Interests, Servicemembers Impacted by COVID Vaccine Mandate


WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through Jackson’s work on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), numerous provisions were included in the final version of the NDAA to support the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, the Bell facility in Amarillo, Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, the larger defense-focused workforce in Texas’ 13th Congressional District, and servicemembers who have been unjustly targeted by the Biden Administration’s absurd COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Jackson said: “As a retired Rear Admiral and member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am committed to ensuring our country has a strong military and that our district remains a critical part of our national security. With the passage of this year’s NDAA, I am proud that the provisions I have championed, and the work I have been part of, help accomplish those goals. Advocating for Pantex, Bell, Sheppard Air Force Base, and the larger defense-focused workforce in our district has been one of the most special aspects of my first term in Congress. Next year, I will be eager to build on this work and to watch our servicemembers thrive now that I have been successful in ending Joe Biden’s ridiculous vaccine mandate.”

HASC Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL-03) said: “Rep. Ronny Jackson championed multiple critical provisions in the FY23 NDAA including pushing for nuclear modernization. Additionally, he played a crucial role in securing $23M above President Biden’s request for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft. He has also continued to be a steadfast advocate for the men and women at Sheppard Air Force Base. I thank Rep. Jackson for his leadership on the House Armed Services Committee.”

For additional background on Jackson’s work on the FY23 NDAA, click here