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First-ever National Warrior Call Day will be in November

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, USA — Editor's Note: The story above originally aired in June 2020 Texas Rep. John Carter has joined others in Congress to establish Nov. 21, 2021 as the first 'National Warrior Call Day,' in hopes of ending servicemember and veteran suicide. “The suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times that of the civilian population, and unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic…

Rep. John Carter: U.S. Army prompted to implement policy regarding juvenile-on-juvenile sexual crimes

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Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) has announced the U.S. Army has adopted a new directive to address juvenile-on-juvenile sexual misconduct occurring on installations in response to his legislation, the MINOR Act, and language Carter included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Army’s new policy will establish installation multidisciplinary teams to address safety,…

Over 50,000 pounds of food distributed to 650 military families in Killeen Saturday

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Tags: Veterans

The Killeen Food Care Center distributed food to 650 military families on Saturday as cars drove through the parking lot. In total, there were 50,000 pounds of food given out between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to Raymond Cockrell, the executive director of the food care center. Cockrell spoke on giving food to those military families who need it. “I was born and…

Local students win awards in congressional art competition

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ROUND ROCK, Texas — Rep. John Carter (TX-31) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition at the annual awards ceremony held at Texas State University - Round Rock.  “I am so proud of all of the students from TX-31 who submitted their artwork for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition," Carter said. "With over 70 submissions, determining the winner was no…

Congressmen say no to housing illegal migrants on fort Hood

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The two congressmen who represent Fort Hood within their districts said Tuesday that they would not sign off on migrants who have entered the country illegally being housed at the Army installation. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran, U.S. Reps. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and John Carter, R-Round Rock,…

Rep. John Carter Secures $48.7 million for Fort Hood, $60 million for privatized housing

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FORT HOOD, Texas — Representative John Carter announced Monday, $48.7 million for Fort Hood in the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations bill. The funding includes $32.7 million for a fuel facilities project and $16 million to complete battalion headquarters. The legislation also includes $60 million as part of a $200…

Carter: Texas AG lawsuit was 'dangerous precedent'

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One of the Killeen area’s representatives in Congress supported a recent Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the result of the Nov. 3 presidential election; the other did not. On Dec. 7, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. “The four states exploited the COVID-19…

New hanger to be constructed at Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

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The Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport will have a new hangar, thanks to a $1.52 million federal grant. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, the ranking member of the Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced the grant on Friday. Carter is the U.S. representative of Texas’ 31st District, which covers most of…

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