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, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) named Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) to serve on a bipartisan conference committee tasked to resolve differences between the House and Senate over the National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Weber released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not recommend charges be leveled against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the President’s proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility:
“Closing Gitmo and transferring these dangerous terrorists to United States soil is a terrible and illogical idea. Instead of putting America first, the President once again continues to weaken our national security by pursuing decisions geared towards solidifying his legacy.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on the recent arrest of an Iraqi refugee who is part of a suspected terror threat in Houston:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX14) released the following statement on his recent co-sponsorship of the State Refugee Security Act of 2015, authored by fellow Texan Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX02):
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015:
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.