Defense and National Security
I will work to ensure Congress fulfills its Constitutional mandate to “provide for the common defense” through providing the necessary funding for our military and providing for the needs of our veterans.
As the United States continues to engage in military operations around the world, we must never forget the many sacrifices that the men and women who defend and protect our freedom continue to make. Nor can we forget the sacrifices made by their families who are left at home to wait for their return. In March, I supported legislation which would provide our military with greater flexibility in allocating resources to meet its operational needs, and require that our government continue tuition assistance programs for our military men and women. Additionally, if implemented, the House budget resolution would fully fund our nation’s commitment to veterans and ensure that our military will be able to carry out future missions, while balancing the budget.
We must make tough choices to balance our budget, but these choices should not be made on the backs of the men and woman that have already given so much. As Congress continues the process of determining the nation’s financial priorities, I will work to ensure our military has the resources it needs and our veterans have the assistance they deserve.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Defense and National Security, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
More on Defense and National Security
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038). This legislation will not allow Syrian or Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until the American people’s representatives in Congress receive certifications from key agencies verifying that these refugees do not pose a security threat. These certifications must be submitted by the Secretary of Homeland Security, FBI Director, and the Director of National Intelligence. The measure passed by a vote of 289 to 137.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) co-sponsored legislation authored by fellow Texan and Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin). The bill, H.R. 3573 – Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act (H.R. 3573) requires affirmative approval by the House and Senate before any refugees are admitted to the US, and allows Congress to block any inadequate refugee resettlement plan put forward by the President.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) along with 22 other Texas members sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott encouraging the state to take rigorous actions to protect the electric grid of the State of Texas.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to approve the Iran Nuclear Agreement (H.R. 3461). The measure failed by a vote of 162 to 269. In voting against approving the Iran Nuclear Deal, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
VIDEO: Weber questions panel on implications of the latest Iran Nuclear Deal
Washington, D.C. – Today, the President announced the deal made with Iran to scale back their nuclear weapons program. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) introduced the Protecting Americans Abroad Act to provide Americans serving our country in diplomatic posts abroad with the security and protection they deserve.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel address Congress regarding Israel’s concerns of Iran’s nuclear proliferation program. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on a ‘clean’ spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The spending bill will fund DHS through September 30. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) has re-introduced legislation to withhold foreign aid to Central American nations over illegal immigration.
The measure would withhold foreign aid for Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador until Congress establishes they have taken "sufficient action" to limit illegal immigration to the U.S.
Most of the more than 67,000 unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the southern border last summer came from those countries.
Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) has re-introduced a bill to hold Central American nations accountable for illegal immigrants from their countries by cutting off foreign aid. The bill (H.R. 439, attached below) is in response to last summer’s invasion of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.