Rep. Tony Gonzales Presses Military Leadership on Quality of Life Issues Facing Our Nation’s Servicemembers


“It's time for our actions to match up with our words, as far as putting families above everything else,” –Congressman Tony Gonzales
 
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) questioned military leaders on quality of life issues facing our servicemembers and their families during today’s House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies oversight hearing.
 
In December 2023, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Gonzales’ provision to increase funding for the Family Separation Allowance (FSA) to $400 from $250 per month was included in the final passage of the bill. The FSA is provided to servicemembers and their families to cover the added costs that stem from living in separate locations. The FY24 NDAA authorized the Department of Defense to implement the FSA pay increase, but the Department of Defense has not yet done so.
 
Click here to watch a clip on the implementation of the FSA from today’s hearing.

Additionally, Congressman Gonzales questioned Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, David Flosi, on current living conditions at Joint Base-San Antonio (JBSA), click here to watch.
 
“When I read the San Antonio Express-News and it says there's mold in the barracks again…the impression is that the military isn't taking care of our families. I know that's the furthest thing from the truth, but let's get this fixed,”–Congressman Tony Gonzales
ad-image
image
04.11.2024

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

ad-image
image
04.11.2024
image
04.09.2024
ad-image