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  • Tax reform framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, To create jobs, grow the economy, and improve everyone’s standard of living, we need to let hard working taxpayers keep more of the money they earn. We also need to simplify the tax code. House and Senate Republicans and the Administration have jointly released a unified framework for tax reform. We have a great opportunity to reform the tax code in a way that lowers taxes and fuels stronger economic growth while simplifying the burdens placed on ordinary taxpayers. Both Congress a... Read more

  • House passes Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    House passesMake America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018 WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 3354, “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018,” which passed the House by vote of 211-198. This Act contains all 12 regular appropriations bills to fund the full government, including the full text of H.R 3219, which passed the House on July 27.H.R. 3219 includes appropriations for defense, energy and water, the leg... Read more

  • H.R. 601, The READ Act (Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package)
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    H.R. 601, The READ Act (Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package) WASHINGTON- Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the House passedH.R. 601, The READ Act (Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations,andFlood Insurance Package). "Disaster assistance should be considered on its own – not to advance another agenda. I voted on Wednesday for a clean emergency disaster funding bill for Hurri... Read more

  • Good news from our nation's capital
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend, After seven months of the 115th Congress, I want to provide a status report on where the major legislative issues stand. While some in the media may be telling a different story, we have seen a lot of progress on many of the issues important to our area and to our country. As an overview, the charts below show how many bills have passed the House and how many bills have been signed into law this year as compared with the same period in prior administrations. As you can tell, this ye... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on the Senate's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after it was announced that the latest Senate efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was not successful: “I am extremely disappointed that the Senate has been unable to pass any version of a health care bill. The House passed a bill to repeal and replace the worst parts of Obamacare in May, and the Senate should do the same. Obamacare is simply not working as promised. It will get worse. We must continue ... Read more

  • House passes Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted yesterday in support of H.R. 3219, “Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018,” which passed the House by vote of 235-192.This Act includes four individual appropriations bills - Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as funding for tighter border security. “It is the first responsibility of the federal government to make sure that Americans are safe,” said Thornberry. ... Read more

  • House passes three bills to reform regulations affecting energy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed and Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted for three bills to reform regulations and federal requirements affecting energy production and delivery – H.R. 806, “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017,” H.R. 2910, “Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act,” and H.R. 2883, “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act.” “There is no question that burdensome energy regulations and unnecessary bure... Read more

  • House passed NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, On Friday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The vote was 344 to 81. The bill covers the wide range of programs and activities carried out by the Department of Defense and portions of the Department of Energy. This year, the bill focuses on beginning to rebuild our military and reform the Pentagon. Nothing is more important than ensuring that the men and women who serve are fully supported with the best equipment, in the best shape, with ... Read more

  • Thornberry's defense bill passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the third National Defense Authorization Act under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 344 to 81. “For the 56th year in a row, the House has passed a bipartisan bill that prioritizes the men and women in uniform who selflessly volunteer to support and defend our nation,” Thornberry said. This bill takes the necessary steps to begin to rebuild and reform our military, ... Read more

  • House Armed Services Committee Passes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes spending for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs, and foreign military operations by a vote of 60 to 1. “The threats our country faces today are more varied and widespread than ever before. While our enemies have been quickly advancing, our military has gotten smaller,” Thornberry said. “Our servicemembers work to protect us every day, a... Read more