• September 26, 2016

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Area’s representatives in Washington weigh in on sequestration

QUESTION 1: As the Army continues to downsize, the effects of sequestration are putting a squeeze on the Army’s budget. As a member of Congress representing Fort Hood and Central Texas, what do you think will happen with sequestration and the ongoing budget cuts?

Comments on Cruz presidential bid

Here are what federal lawmakers representing Central Texas had to say about Sen. Ted Cruz announcing his bid to run for president:

Congressmen from Central Texas weigh in on State of the Union Address

Following the president’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, local representatives expressed concern for Barack Obama’s plans for the nation’s future.

2009 Fort Hood attack victims file new Purple Heart petition

DALLAS (AP) — The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack leaving 13 dead filed a formal petition Wednesday to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits they have argued are long overdue.

Retirees population around Fort Hood on the rise

FORT HOOD — When Mariann Alvarado’s family was looking for a place to move after her spouse’s retirement from the Army after 22 years, she wanted to go to a place that felt like home.

Texas senators, local congressman react to policy shift

President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to change U.S. policies toward Cuba, which would mean more diplomatic relations with the nation after decades of strain, as well as loosening of economic and travel restrictions. The decision came following the release of political prisoner Alan Gross.

Fort Hood shooting victims closer to getting Purple Hearts

With passage of the defense bill Friday, the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer to receiving Purple Hearts.

Texas lawmakers criticize President Obama’s immigration plans

Central Texas’ representatives in Washington are in disagreement with President Barack Obama’s decision to sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration.

Texas lawmakers are proud local troops may join Ebola fight

Central Texas’ representatives in Congress said they are proud of local soldiers preparing for possible deployment to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa.

162 civilian Fort Hood jobs face elimination

The Army announced 162 civilian jobs are on the line at Fort Hood.

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Fort Hood Shooting

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wait to be announced  Thursday, April 3, 2014, during a news concference at the Bernie Beck Gate at Fort Hood. Milley released more information about Spc. Ivan Lopez, who killed three soldiers and wounded 16 before fatally shooting himself Wednesday on post.

Fort Hood Shooting

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, stands behind Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, during a press conference Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Fort Hood Shooting

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak to reporters Thursday, April 3, 2014, concerning the shooting that took place on post Wednesday.

Fort Hood Shooting

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, addresses the media Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Fort Hood as Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, looks on.

Fort Hood Shooting

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, listens as a reporter asks a question about shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez on Thursday April 3, 2014, as Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, looks on.

Fort Hood Shooting

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, take questions from the media on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Fort Hood Heroes Act

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, hugs Joleen Cahill, widow of retired Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Grant Cahill, who was killed in the Fort Hood shooting, after new legislation to honor the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting victims was announced during a news conference Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Fort Hood Heroes Act

From left, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, look at the sculptures and displays for each of the Fort Hood shooting victims before announcing legislation to honor the shooting victims Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Fort Hood Heroes Act

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks about a new legislation to honor the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting victims during a news conference Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

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