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  • 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

  • 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