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  • 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

  • Thornberry files legal brief in Red River landowners' lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) along with Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and 19 representatives today filed an amicus brief in the case of Aderholt et al. v. Bureau of Land Management et al. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of landowners along the Red River by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, seeks to protect the landowners’ property rights from claims by the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “There are two fronts in this fight agai... Read more

  • Thornberry staff to host U.S. Service Academy Forum in Amarillo
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, April 16, staff from the office of U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will host the annual 13th District’s Service Academy Forum for high school students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy. The free, informational event will take place at the Texas Air and Space Museum in the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. This forum is designed for potential nominees in their junior or senior year of high school.... Read more

  • Thornberry staff to host U.S. Service Academy Forum in Wichita Falls
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, April 2, staff from the office of U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will host the annual 13th District’s Service Academy Forum for high school students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy. The free, informational event will take place at the Region 9 Education Service Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This forum is designed for potential nominees in their junior or senior year of high school. However, all local students of any age, parents... Read more

  • Thornberry announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is now accepting entries for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to all eligible high school students in the 13th Congressional District. The winner will have his or her art displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. The deadline for entries is April 18, 2016, and the winner will be announced April 25, 2016. “Every spring, I look forward to seeing the talent, creativity, and originality displayed by our high scho... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on ISIS attacks in Brussels
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, District Defense

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement in response to the ISIS attacks in Brussels: "Today’s attacks in Brussels are yet another reminder of the evil that exists in this world and seeks to do us harm. The U.S. stands with Belgium, but we all can and should do more to defeat ISIS. That does not mean that the U.S. must solve all the problems of the world, but it does mean that America is a unique force for good. Without our leadership, the world is a more dang... Read more

  • Thornberry, House authorize legal support for Texas, states in Supreme Court case
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of a resolution, H. Res. 639, authorizing the Speaker to file a legal brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in support of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on the deportation of some illegal immigrants. The lawsuit was filed by the State of Texas and 25 other states and will be heard by the Supreme Court this summer. The resolution passed the House by a vote of 234... Read more

  • Thornberry reacts to the President's Supreme Court nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his nominee to the Supreme Court: “President Obama has a constitutional right to nominate anyone he wants to the Supreme Court, but only the Senate has the constitutional power to confirm a nominee. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has clearly stated that the Senate will not consider anyone until the American people have spoken in this year’s presidential election.” ### Read more

  • Thornberry: President's plan to close GTMO 'more press release than plan'
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement about the White House's plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO): “What the President submitted today is more press release than a plan. It is no substitute for the legally-required detainee plan the President must submit to Congress. That plan is now overdue. "Among the information missing is the proposed location for a new detention facility. More than seven years after he first ordered the detent... Read more