The American people spoke with passion last November. We’re listening. Now is the time for leadership, not rhetoric, from top military officials. The secretary of Defense needs to put some muscle behind this task and get the department’s fiscal house in order sooner rather than later. Our men and women in uniform are our finest investment. We should save every penny that we can within our defense apparatus to provide them with every tool that they need to keep them safe and keep us free.
The Department of Defense was first required to get its fiscal house in order more than two decades ago. It’s time for the Defense Department to step up to the plate.
Rep. Mike Conaway (R) represents Texas’ 11th district and serves on the Armed Services, Agriculture, Ethics and Intelligence committees.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.