According to NBC in Dallas, Rep. Roger Williams and Rep. John Carter, Texas Republicans, released a statement Thursday saying, "This is a huge step in the joint efforts to help victims of the Fort Hood terrorist attack, and I'd like to thank Rep. John Carter and many of our Texas colleagues for their endless support. Our nation's leaders must uphold our solemn commitment to provide for troops in harm's way — whether at home or abroad. President Obama has neglected those whose lives were taken and forever changed that day. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation gives President Obama yet another opportunity to honor his pledge to take care of our American soldiers who were victims of terrorism."
Mr. Carter did not always push global poverty initiatives, said Mr. Coats, who first met Mr. Carter in 2002 before he won his seat in Congress representing Texas' 31st district.