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  • 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 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

  • Thornberry votes in support of defense appropriations bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today in support of the “Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations,” H.R. 1301, which appropriates nearly $577.9 billion in funding for national defense. The bill passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 371 to 48. “By passing this bill with a strong bipartisan vote, Congress sent an important message to the men and women of the military as well as to allies and potential adversaries around t... Read more

  • Thornberry's defense bill passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The U.S. House of Representatives 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 375 to 34. This is the second National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee. “Above all else, this bill is focused on supporting the men and women who keep our nation safe. It... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for VA accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of a bill that would improve accountability measures and whistleblower protections at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The “VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016,” H.R. 5620, passed the House by a vote of 310-116. “When our veterans turn to the VA for health care, they deserve to know they will receive the best service possible, and the majority of VA employees work hard to provide that type of care,” ... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on the attack in Orlando
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement on the attack in Orlando: "The victims of this morning's horrific shooting in Orlando are in my prayers, as are their families. Early news reports indicate that the terrorist who committed this act may have been compelled by radical Islam. Law enforcement and the intelligence community will make that determination. In the meantime, this attack is a sobering reminder of the lethal reach of a murderous ideology - one we m... Read more

  • Thornberry comments on recent military casualties
    Posted in Articles on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement today on the recent crashes of Air Force Thunderbird and Navy Blue Angels aircraft, as well as the loss of life at Ft. Hood, Texas: “Just a few days after Memorial Day, we are reminded that service to our country involves risks beyond those posed by our enemies. My prayers are with those we have lost in Texas and Tennessee this week, as well as their families. "We do not yet know all the details of these incidents, but ... Read more

  • 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 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: 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