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  • Thornberry votes to repeal and replace Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care Reform, Federal Budget

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today voted in support of the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. “Passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House is a major step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Thornberry said. “This bill will help return power back to patients and their doctors while driving down costs. The Senate now needs to step up and pass it or something similar.” Thornberry also stressed ... Read more

  • Thornberry votes to fund government, increase military spending
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017” that passed by a vote of 309-118. “This funding bill is the product of Congress and the White House working together to pass fiscally responsible legislation instead of continuing down the broken path of brinksmanship and partisan politics that we have been on for the last eight years. I am hopeful that the two branches can continue to work together for the good of our country,” Th... Read more

  • Thornberry congratulates local schools on winning Science Bowls
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Students from Amarillo High School and Bonham Middle School will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 National Science Bowl this week in Washington, D.C. after winning the Pantex Regional Science Bowls. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) said, “I would like to congratulate the students from Amarillo High School and Bonham Middle School who each won the Pantex Regional Science Bowl. I am proud to have these hardworking and dedicated students representing District 13 in the N... Read more

  • Thornberry responds to Trump tax reform proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Taxes

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today responded to President Trump’s proposal to reform the U.S. tax code. “The tax reform outline that was released today by the White House is another encouraging step toward fixing our broken tax code. The proposal would simplify both individual and business taxes with the goal of encouraging economic growth,” said Thornberry. Among other provisions, the proposal would: • Eliminate the Estate Tax, commonly referred to as the “Death Tax”; • Reduce ... Read more

  • Thornberry, Military Service Chiefs warn of serious consequences without proper military funding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, held a hearing with the Service Chiefs of all branches of the military to hear their assessments of the consequences of the failure to pass the 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations bill with supplemental funding. The appropriations bill passed the House earlier this year with strong bipartisan support, but it has stalled in the Senate. “There is widespread agreement that funding cuts under the Bud... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on BLM’s admission of error in Red River surveys
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement that it used incorrect methodology in three surveys that are the basis for the federal government’s claims to private property along the Red River: “The BLM’s admission that it used incorrect methodology in these surveys and the decision to suspend the surveys is welcome news. “The portions of the river that the agency has surveyed strayed widely from t... Read more

  • Thornberry announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is now accepting entries for the 2017 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, 2017, and the winner will be announced April 26, 2017. “Each year, I am impressed by the talent and creativity shown by high school artists from District 13,” sa... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on House failure to pass health care bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Health Care Reform

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after it was announced that the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, would not receive a vote today in the House of Representatives: “I am incredibly disappointed that the House did not pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill had its flaws, but it would have been a key first step toward reducing the cost of health insurance, giving patients more say over their health care, and improving Medicaid. It ... Read more

  • Thornberry urges USDA Secretary to extend Emergency Use of CRP Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Michael Young requesting that he provide a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. The text of the letter is below. “I am writing to respectfully request a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. “As you are aware, many counties in the Texas Panhandle recently experienced devastating wildfires. Wit... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for Veterans Affairs reform bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted this week in support of two bills that will reform the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital system and provide greater support for veterans. “Meeting our commitments to our veterans is one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government. These bills make important reforms to the VA system to address some of the deficiencies within the system and allow it to better serve our nation’s veterans,” Thornberry said. “These men and women ha... Read more