AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.
The people who answer the call of our nation’s military are a rare breed ... people driven by devotion to their community and love of their country. They don’t swear the oath for personal enrichment or individual glory. They’re not looking for special treatment.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today thanked veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice for our nation at the 2014 Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-Winter Conference. The governor also highlighted steps Texas has taken to ensure veterans and their families have access to the services they need and deserve when they return to civilian life.
As America has on so many past Memorial Days, we observe today’s holiday with troops in harm’s way in combat zones overseas. As has always been the case our military is serving with distinction and bringing honor to our nation.
Whether it’s an Army PFC standing guard duty or a member of the team who brought Osama Bin Laden to justice, our troops have no equal in terms of devotion, courage and professionalism. As a result, our nation should have no peer in the way we honor the fallen.
Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address this week, proposing to consolidate or suspend non-critical state agencies in order to make state government more streamlined and efficient. The governor also outlined his priorities for the 82nd Legislative Session, including balancing the budget without raising taxes, preserving essential services, and strengthening Texas' position as a national economic leader through sound policies. Check out the Governor's entire State of the State address below.