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  • Thornberry votes in support of broad energy bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the “North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015,” which includes a number of importantLiquefied Natural Gas (LNG), oil, and natural gas provisions and also enhances the security of the U.S. electric power grid. The bill,H.R. 8, passed the House by a vote of 249-174. The legislation would enhance emergency preparedness and use advanced technologies to address threats to the electric system while improving ... Read more

  • Thornberry, Congress vote to disapprove of 'burdensome' EPA regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted yesterday in support of two resolutions of disapproval for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for new and existing power plants. S.J. Res 23 and 24 passed the House by votes of 235-188 and 242-180 respectively. “There is no question that these burdensome regulations will drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike,” said Thornberry. “We all want clear air and clean water, but with these rules, the administration is seek... Read more

  • President signs Thornberry's defense bill into law
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the President signed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. “The policies in the bill the President signed today are identical to the policies he vetoed on Oct. 22. The only difference is this bill authorizes $5 billion less for our military. Given recent events, we may all wish we had that $5 billion back to help protect the country." You can ac... Read more

  • House passes bill to halt refugee program and strengthen screening measures
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of a bill that would put a hold on Iraq and Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until multiple intelligence agencies verify that the individual is not a threat to American security. The “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act,” H.R. 4038, passed the House by a vote of 289-137, which would override the President’s veto if replicated. The bill would add additional layers of security screening to require all three of the top... Read more

  • House passes new defense bill after President's veto
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after his defense bill, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016,” S. 1356, passed the House today by a vote of 370-58: “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act provides the resources our troops need for a strong national defense, and it does so in a fiscally-responsible way while also reforming the way the military does business and cares for the troops. “For 53 straight years, Congresses o... Read more

  • House passes filibuster-proof bill to gut Planned Parenthood and Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of a measure that would defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion-providing clinics and dismantle key provisions of Obamacare. The “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,” H.R. 3762, was passed using a special procedure known as “reconciliation” under which it cannot be filibustered in the Senate. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 240-189, would strip all federal funding, including Medicaid, ... Read more

  • Texas Republican Delegation Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Texas Republican Delegation has endorsed Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Dean of the Texas Delegation, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), issued the following statement on behalf of the group: “Chairman Ryan met with the Texas Republican Delegation this morning to present his conservative vision for the House of Representatives and our nation. After hearing Chairman Ryan’s presentation, Members of the delegation were given time to... Read more

  • Thornberry urges President to sign defense bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, District Defense

    The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee has been sent to President Obama’s desk. The President said he will veto the bipartisan bill because Congress has not agreed to increase funding for the IRS, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other domestic programs. The bill authorizes nearly $612 billion in spending for national defense. It includes a pay raise for the... Read more

  • Thornberry votes to lift crude oil ban
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Acting to grow the American economy, create more jobs, and help ensure the nation’s energy security, the U.S. House passed a bill today to repeal the crude oil export ban, H.R. 702. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is a cosponsor of H.R. 702 and voted in favor of the bill, which passed by a vote of 261 to 159. “Removing this ban on oil exports will benefit our local oil workers and producers. This bill is a commonsense move to get rid of an outdated law,” Thornberry said. “Creating jobs ... Read more

  • Thornberry welcomes Panhandle veterans to Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    More than 40 Panhandle 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. “I consider it a great privilege each year to meet with veterans from our area that visit Washington as a part of the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight... Read more