Wylie National Guard Armory Tagged for Closing

This message was sent to me by a Wylie City Council member who asked that we contact our elected officials in DC and let them know how we feel about this bill, which theoretically taps the Wylie National Guard Armory for closing.

Most important, did Pete Sessions even have a clue his vote would affect the armory in his very own district when he voted to pass this? Did he bother reaching out to the Mayor and City Council in Wylie to see what their needs were? Shame on Representative Pete Sessions for supporting a bill that would be harmful to the economy in one of the cities in his congressional district.

Besides, why exactly is Congress focusing on cutting any defense spending?  For a Republican majority House, these idiots capitulate to socialist Obama's demands with nary a fight because they are all up there feeding at the trough.

Meanwhile the establishment GOP continue to vote these pieces of crap into office because they are terrified of electing a Tea Party candidate. Horrors!  Katrina Pierson shop lifted when she was 20, and poor, and a single mother.  Yet Pete Sessions was screwing around on his wife two years ago when he was 51 and old enough to know better.

Rather than cut defense which is necessary in a very dangerous world, ask youself why our elected officials are not working to cut entitlements, taxes, welfare, and Obamacare? Establishment RINOs certainly complain a great deal about these things yet continue to support those big business, padded pocket candidates that help the other side because it would be too painful for them to turn away from the trough.

Why did Pete Sessions, and in fact all but one representative zero in on the usual liberal demands of cutting defense spending? These elected officials are obviously out of touch with reality.

Sessions need not wonder why the people of Wylie did not vote for him in the primary March 4th as he lost here to Katrina Pierson 56/44.  Clearly he has no clue there is even an Armory in his very own district .

The letter I received is below:
Please act immediately!! Include your voter ID number if you have it !! I am so pissed that Representative Pete Sessions voted for this and did not even know we had an Armory in Wylie!! They will shut down the Armory if we do not swamped them with e mail they have already voted for the first round.

I am writing asking for your help.

It is my understanding that last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the first bill of the annual appropriations process, the Military Construction Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2015 (MilCon-VA Appropriations). This process will allow the government to fund priorities, while also cutting wasteful spending and achieving meaningful savings for American taxpayers. The Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill will reduce overall spending by $1.8 billion compared to the fiscal year 2014 bill and increases funding for veterans’ programs. While I agree we need to cut spending and take care of our veterans, my concern is the impact this will have on our active military forces, and specifically the National Guard Armory in Wylie, Texas. This bill (House Bill 3930) could directly impact the 324 combat-ready soldiers who serve out of this facility.

The Armory in Wylie has been here since 1986. Over the last two years, it has undergone an extensive remodeling and now, there are discussions that it may be one of the units that is shut down.

Why does this Wylie reduction or the other proposed reductions in armories around the state of Texas matter?

Let me give you a few examples:

The soldiers from Wylie have served in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.
They are able to provide timely response and support to man-made and natural disasters in our region and around the state.

This MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill will potentially require closing not only Wylie’s Armory, but also armories around the state of Texas. For example the Houston armory is also on the list…this will impact the 4th largest city in the nation.

It will reduce the reserve bench for national security, and it could take up to five years to reverse this force structure reduction.

Wylie is home to the North Texas Municipal Water District providing water to more than 1.6 million residents in the North Texas service area. This is a facility that could be a potential target for someone wishing to cause harm to a large number of American citizens. We need our Army National Guard close by, after all, they are the men and women who are sworn to serve and protect our homeland.

In Wylie, this will impact 324 families and our local economy.

The Army National Guard is a cost effective, combat proven group of men and women who are ready to meet our national defense strategy. I would encourage you to reach out to our U.S. Representatives: Pete Sessions, Ralph Hall and Sam Johnson. Tell them about our armory, ask them to tour the facility and go back to Congress and request a comprehensive external study of the structure of our military to determine whether, and how, the structure should be modified.
I would also like to add that the Armory served as a center to hold 103 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina until they could be placed in more permanent homes.

The Armory is also a place were the Boy Scouts of America hold various events. Clearly it has served an important role for Wylie's citizens and to our economy.

The bill passed April 30th and will go to the Senate next.  Contact  your senators and let them know how you feel about this bill:

Senator Ted Cruz:
North Texas
Lee Park Tower II
3626 N. Hall St.
Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 599-8749

Washington, D.C.
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg
Suite 185
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5922

Senator John Cornyn:
Central Texas  
Chase Tower
221 West Sixth Street
Suite 1530
Austin, TX 78701
Main: 512-469-6034
Fax: 512-469-6020

Washington DC
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Oh and while you are at it, why don't you let your representatives know exactly how you feel about this by complaining to the following reps:

Pete Sessions
Wylie, Sachse, Garland, Rowlett, Richardson and Dallas residents
Dallas, Texas Office
Congressman Pete Sessions
Park Central VII
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1434
Dallas, Texas 75251-1229
Phone: (972) 392-0505
Fax: (972) 392-0615

Washington, D.C. Office
Congressman Pete Sessions
2233 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4332
Phone: (202) 225-2231
Fax: (202) 225-5878

Ralph Hall
Lavon & Nevada
Rockwall, TX
104 N. San Jacinto St.
Rockwall, TX 75087-2508
Phone: 972-771-9118
Fax: 972-722-0907
**Main District Office**
Washington D.C Office
2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, D.C. 20515-0001
Phone: 202-225-6673
Fax: 202-225-3332

Sam Johnson
Murphy & Plano
Plano, Texas Office
1255 W 15th Street, Suite 170
Plano, Texas 75075
ph: (469) 304-0382
fax: (469) 304-0392
Washington DC Office
1211 Longworth Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
ph: (202) 225-4201