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  • 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

  • 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