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  • 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

  • Thornberry statement on death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement: “Sally and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family of Supreme Court Justice Scalia. His honorable and distinguished legal career and service on our nation's highest court has made a lasting contribution to our country.” Read more

  • Thornberry blasts President's budget as 'unrealistic'
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget: “The President released the final budget proposal of his Administration today, and it is as unrealistic as all of his previous proposals. He is a lame duck trying to stay relevant, but he knows that provisions like a $10 tax on every barrel of oil will never pass Congress. "This is another reminder of why this year's presidential election is so important: we ne... Read more

  • Thornberry reacts to the 2016 State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union speech: "Tonight, it was clear that President Obama is content to spend his last year in office using the same rhetoric and following the same failed policies that have been such a disappointment and have resulted in a more dangerous world." ### Read more

  • Bill to 'gut' Obamacare goes to President's desk
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today voted in support of H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act of 2015,” which passed the House by a vote of 240-181 and the Senate by a vote of 52-47. The bill would decrease the federal deficit by $516 billion over the next 10 years, restrict funds to groups that perform voluntary abortions, and repeal major provisions of Obamacare. The legislation passed under a special procedure called 'reconciliation' that can be used once... Read more

  • Thornberry: 'President is wrong on gun control'
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced executive actions on gun control: “President Obama is wrong to think that we have crime and terrorism because there are not enough gun laws. “Gun control only affects law-abiding citizens, not criminals and terrorists who violate laws in carrying out their acts. “The President should focus on dealing with the real causes of crime at home and terrorism around the world rather th... Read more

  • House passes budget and tax bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted this week in support of the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015” that passed the House by vote of 318-109 and the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” that passed by a vote of 316-113. “There are a number of good and important provisions for the country and for our area in these bills,” said Thornberry. “While there are also a number of provisions that I support – and have voted for – that did not survive negotiations, ma... Read more

  • House votes to strengthen security of the Visa Waiver Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted yesterday in support of a bill that would deny visa waivers to those who have traveled to or are nationals of countries with significant terrorist activity and enhance the screening of all travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries. The “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015,” H.R. 158, passed the House by a vote of 407-19. “Many terrorist recruits and sympathizers who traveled to join ISIS have pas... Read more

  • Bill to protect Red River landowners from Obama Administration passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    The “Red River Private Property Protection Act,” H.R. 2130, introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), today passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which passed by a vote of 253-177, would provide legal certainty to landowners by ending any questions about the federal government's ownership of disputed land along the Red River. “This is a big victory for the landowners along the Red River and also for property owners everywhere who deserve to know that the federal gover... Read more