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.
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More on Defense and National Security
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) re-introduced H.R. 439, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2015. This legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations, until Congress determines that these countries have taken sufficient action to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. The measure passed by a vote of 266 to 152 and now heads to the Senate for a vote. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – In a letter to current Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Texas Congressional Delegation showed their support for his decision to challenge President Obama’s executive action on amnesty in court. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
“The President has made it clear that he will act unilaterally to further push his liberal agenda. I support the efforts of Governor-Elect Greg Abbott to ensure that Texas and the Constitution are protected against President Obama’s dictatorial actions.”
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Iran was afforded another seven-month extension concerning their nuclear proliferation program. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
“I am deeply disappointed that the negotiations have given Iran a seven-month extension. These extensions allow Iran to go on with business as usual without any consequences. Once again, the administration has made the United States look weak on the global playing field. Iran’s time is up and it’s time we hold them accountable once and for all.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on an amendment to H.J. Res. 124, which would provide assistance, training, equipment, supplies and sustainment for Syrian rebels to defend the people of Syria from the Islamic State and to ultimately secure territory held by the Syrian opposition. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Resolution 644, condemning the Obama Administration’s failure to comply with the law which requires the President to give prior notice to Congress before a prisoner exchange. The resolution passed by a vote of 249 to 163. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) voted for the legislation and made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on two measures in an effort to curtail the recent influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) across the U.S./Mexico Border.
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans held a morning conference to discuss the border crisis. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) shares his reaction to the meeting and hope for a plan to respond to the crisis:
“At the House Republican conference this morning, we discussed a variety of ideas on how to handle the border crisis. It is very important that we put America first and turn the tap off. There are six tenants I would like to see in the plan that will be announced by House leadership next week: