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  • Thornberry statement on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement about the Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: “Obamacare is failing and is doing damage to the health care of all Americans. This is the first step in a process that will lead to patient-centered care that provides more choices and lowers prices instead of mandates. “I am sure that the plan will be improved during the legislative process, but it is important to get started and get this j... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for sweeping health reform and research bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform, Medicare

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of the “21stCentury Cures Act,” H.R. 34, which will speed up the approval of life-saving medical drugs, increase funding for disease and cancer research, for the advancement of medical devices and drugs, for opioid prevention and treatment programs, and for mental health research and treatment. The bill passed the House Wednesday evening by a bipartisan vote of 392-26. “This bill is going to do a great deal to help millions of Americ... 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

  • Thornberry: Affordable Care Act anything but affordable
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments today after the Supreme Court announced its decision on the health care law: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is deeply disappointing for the rule of law in this country. The Court has now twice rewritten sections of the Affordable Care Act to reflect what it thinks Congress meant to do. This decision is judges making law, and that is not the way our system is set up. "The Affordable Care Act has proven to be anything but a... Read more

  • Thornberry to host U.S. Service Academy Forum in Amarillo
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the office of U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will host the annual 13th District’s Service Academy Forum for high-school students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy. The free, informational event will take place at the Texas Air and Space Museum in the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. This forum is designed for potential nominees in their junior or sen... Read more

  • U.S. House votes again to fully repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the House voted to repeal the President’s health care law: “Yesterday, I voted again to fully repeal Obamacare. Since taking control of the House in 2011, Republicans have voted more than 50 times to repeal, dismantle, or stop funding for this disastrous law. “Many people are seeing higher insurance premiums, and I have personally talked with several doctors who have decided to retire or are considering retirement because... Read more

  • House passes annual government spending bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, National Security, Agriculture, Energy, Second Amendment, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Thoughts on Government, Taxes, Executive Overreach

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill yesterday that provides funding for nearly all of the government’s operations through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2015. The exception is the Department of Homeland Security, which will receive funding for less than 90 days, expiring on February 27, 2015. Under the agreement, overall discretionary spending has been reduced by $165 billion since Fiscal Year 2010. The legislation passed with a bipartisan vote of 219 to 206. Cong... Read more

  • THORNBERRY: Budget and Debt Ceiling Bill Doesn't Address Key Issues
    Posted in Articles on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Social Security, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Sequestration

    Washington, DC -- Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments before a vote on the Senate's budget and debt ceiling bill: "Tonight, I plan to vote against the Senate's bill that funds the government until January 15 and increases the debt limit until February 7. The last two weeks were unfortunate and unnecessary. During this time, the House has attempted to negotiate in good faith, even going so far to pass targeted bills to keep essential parts of the government open. ... Read more

  • Thornberry alerts residents to be on guard for Obamacare scams
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care Reform

    Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is alerting 13th District residents to be on guard for possible scams and fraudulent websites meant to take advantage of people seeking to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. “There is a great deal of confusion among people when it comes to Obamacare, and there are a lot of scam artists out there who are already trying to prey on unsuspecting folks caught up in that confusion,” Thornberry said. “The problems occurring wi... Read more

  • THORNBERRY: House will keep working to do the right thing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, National Security, Agriculture, Social Security, Energy, Second Amendment, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicare, Thoughts on Government, Cybersecurity, Taxes

    Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the Senate refused latest offer to resolve funding differences: "In the last ten days, I voted for three different proposals that keep the government open and operating while protecting Americans from Obamacare. Each was a reasonable and responsible option and each passed the House. Then, close to midnight last night, the House passed yet another measure calling on the Senate to work with us to resolve our differences. Th... Read more