In Bipartisan Effort, Allred Works to Ensure Texas National Guard Has Adequate Resources to Serve Fast-Growing Population

June 3, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined members of the Texas congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle in urging the Department of Defense to review how changing population demographics impact the needs of National Guard Bureaus. Allred and his colleagues asked that the Administration work with them to help Texas’ National Guard keep pace with the needs of the state’s growing population.

“The Texas Guard has exemplified true leadership time and again this past year. From playing a key role in our state’s efforts to combat the coronavirus to getting Texans to warming centers during February’s winter storm, and even deploying to Washington to defend our Capitol. They have stepped up to serve in times of great need,” said Congressman Allred. “As Texas continues to grow, we have to do all we can to make sure our Guard bureau has the support they need to continue serving our state at all levels. I know ensuring our Guard has the resources it needs is this Administration’s priority, and I hope we can work together to evaluate the current National Guard Bureau resource allocations and help grow Texas’ bureau so it aligns with the needs of our fast-growing state.” 

In April, the National Guard Bureau released a report to Congress on the Impact of U.S.Population Trends on National Guard Force Structure. In their letter, the Members from Texas, Florida and California urged the Secretary of Defense to review the recommendations made in this report and work to fulfill the needs of Guard bureau’s in rapidly growing states.

Read the full letter here.