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  • Thornberry on the shooting in Dallas
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after Thursday's shooting in Dallas that killed four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer: "Our hearts go out to the families of the police officers and the other victims of the ambush shooting in Dallas. After the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11, it is especially important for all of us to express our support and gratitude for all of the law enforcement officers who help keep ... Read more

  • Thornberry on President's New Afghanistan Troop Cap
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the President's announcement that new troop levels in Afghanistan will be set at 8,448. “The precision of the President’s new Afghanistan troop cap would be comical were its consequences not so tragic for our mission and military readiness. It is time that the President level with the American people about what it will really take to achieve our go... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on Supreme Court's immigration ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision on President Obama's executive action on immigration in the case of United States v. Texas: "Today's Supreme Court decision stops the President's attempt to rewrite immigration laws on his own. That is not the way our Constitution works, as the courts have again made clear. I hope the President is listening." You can download video interview footage for news purposes by c... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on the Amarillo Walmart shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    "I want to commend the Amarillo Police Department, other law enforcement officers, and first responders for their handling of today’s incident. While further information is sure to come, what we know is that no one other than the suspect was injured. Every day law enforcement officers stand ready to protect the public, even at the risk of their own lives. Especially in recent months, I do not believe they get the thanks they deserve. Today we have all been reminded." ### Read more

  • Thornberry statement on the attack in Orlando
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement on the attack in Orlando: "The victims of this morning's horrific shooting in Orlando are in my prayers, as are their families. Early news reports indicate that the terrorist who committed this act may have been compelled by radical Islam. Law enforcement and the intelligence community will make that determination. In the meantime, this attack is a sobering reminder of the lethal reach of a murderous ideology - one we m... Read more

  • Thornberry comments on recent military casualties
    Posted in Articles on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement today on the recent crashes of Air Force Thunderbird and Navy Blue Angels aircraft, as well as the loss of life at Ft. Hood, Texas: “Just a few days after Memorial Day, we are reminded that service to our country involves risks beyond those posed by our enemies. My prayers are with those we have lost in Texas and Tennessee this week, as well as their families. "We do not yet know all the details of these incidents, but ... Read more

  • Thornberry's defense bill passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the annual defense policy bill that authorizes spending for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs, and foreign military operations by a vote of 277 to 147. This is the second National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed under local U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee. “This bill stops cuts to our Armed Forces, provides a pay raise for our troops, and m... Read more

  • Thornberry, House tackle U.S. opioid abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    This week the House passed, and U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) supported, a series of 18 bills to address the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic. The bills were combined to become the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act,” which passed the House by a vote of 400-5. Opioids, often used to suppress pain, can become addicting for many Americans, including adolescents, veterans, and pregnant women. The number of deaths related to opioid overdose quadrupled to 28,647 between 2... Read more

  • Local student wins national art contest
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    A Kelton ISD student has been selected to represent the 13th Congressional District of Texas in the nationwide 2016 Congressional Art Competition. A drawing submitted by Felicia Butler, daughter of Jovita Butler of Shamrock, will be displayed in the hallways of the United States Capitol for an entire year. The drawing of a bison, entitled “Movement on the Plains,” was selected as the winning entry from the 13th District of Texas. "One of my inspirations stems from a field trip I took to the Wich... Read more

  • Thornberry recognized for strong support of military and service members
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) with its highest annual award Tuesday during a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award was given to Thornberry, who serves as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, for his strong leadership and support of the uniformed services community. “I am very grateful for this award, but the real credit belongs to the men and women who serve or... Read more