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  • Thornberry statement commemorating 75th anniversary of Sheppard Air Force Base
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Sheppard Air Force Base: “For 75 years, Sheppard Air Force Base has played an important role in our national defense. In one key area, technical training, it has produced more graduates than any other institution in the Air Force. “Key to Sheppard’s success over the last three-quarters of a century has been the unquantified support of the people and communities in the North Texas r... Read more

  • Thornberry welcomes North Texas veterans to Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    More than 140 North Texas veterans, family members, and volunteers traveled to Washington this week to tour Congress and the memorials that commemorate their service and sacrifice. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) hosted the group today for a special tour of the Capitol where he had the opportunity to speak to them on the Floor of the House. "Sally, the staff, and I are privileged to welcome the Honor Flight to the U.S. Capitol again this year. Each veteran has a special story to te... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for VA accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of a bill that would improve accountability measures and whistleblower protections at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The “VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016,” H.R. 5620, passed the House by a vote of 310-116. “When our veterans turn to the VA for health care, they deserve to know they will receive the best service possible, and the majority of VA employees work hard to provide that type of care,” ... Read more

  • Thornberry warns residents about criminals posing as IRS agents
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is warning 13th District residents against new waves of scams trying to take people’s money. Criminals are using several different schemes to extort money from innocent people. The scams include: • Emails that demand immediate payment of tax debts; • Letters that threaten to turn the recipient over to a collection company or report them to a credit agency unless they immediately pay for some item they have purchased, often medical equipment; and • Calls o... Read more

  • Thornberry Statement on Khizr Khan Speech and Military Service
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement: "I am dismayed at the attacks Khizr and Ghazala Khan have endured after they spoke about their son's service and sacrifice. There is never enough honor we can show to the families of those whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Service to our country is above politics. I believe that each of us are called every day to show our deepest respect an... Read more

  • 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