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  • Thornberry votes to repeal and replace Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care Reform, Federal Budget

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today voted in support of the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. “Passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House is a major step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Thornberry said. “This bill will help return power back to patients and their doctors while driving down costs. The Senate now needs to step up and pass it or something similar.” Thornberry also stressed ... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on House failure to pass health care bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Health Care Reform

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after it was announced that the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, would not receive a vote today in the House of Representatives: “I am incredibly disappointed that the House did not pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill had its flaws, but it would have been a key first step toward reducing the cost of health insurance, giving patients more say over their health care, and improving Medicaid. It ... Read more

  • 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