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House passes the Bipartisan Budget Act
February 9, 2018
House passes the Bipartisan Budget Act The bill will now be sent to the President's desk WASHINGTON- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by a vote of 240 to 186. The agreement sets the level of discretionary spending for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. "This budget agreement begins to rebuild our military, which is one of the most important priorities of the federal government. They have been held hostage to other issues for too long," Thornberry said. "The negati... More
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What are your top priorities for 2018?
January 10, 2018
Dear Friends, The Second Session of the 115th Congress is underway. The political drama in the media coverage overshadowed some of the substantial accomplishments in 2017. Overall, the House passed 477 bills in 2017, more than during a similar period for the last several presidents. Most of them are still awaiting action in the Senate, but a number of important things were achieved. They include: Tax Bill: Federal incomes taxes were cut for virtually all Americans who pay them. The tax bill will... More
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House passes final version of tax reform bill
December 20, 2017
WASHINGTON- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report of H.R. 1, the tax reform bill, by a vote of 224 to 201. The Senate has also passed the conference report that will now be sent to the President for signature. "The bill is a great step forward for our economy and our country. It is time that we let hardworking Americans keep more of the money they earn," Thornberry said. "The bill is not perfect. I am disappointed that the Death Tax is not completely abolished and that ... More
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President Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2018
December 12, 2017
WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) into law today. This is the third NDAA signed into law under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee. “Threats around the world are becoming more numerous and more complex while our military budget has been cut,” Thornberry said. “I appreciate President Trump’s support in rebuilding and repairing our military with this year’s NDAA... More
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House passes "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017"
December 6, 2017
WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is a cosponsor of H.R. 38, the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017," which passed the House today by a vote of 231-198. "The Second Amendment to the Constitution establishes a citizen's right to keep and bear arms, yet it is constantly being attacked. The ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,’ helps protect those rights," Thornberry said. "Just like we expect one state to respect a driver’s license from another state, we should ... More
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