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  • 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

  • Thornberry statement on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Pruitt announced that they would be withdrawing from Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. “I welcome the news that the EPA will not move forward with the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule that is disastrous for rural communities and agricultural producers. Earlier this Congress, I introduced H.R. 1261, the... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on CRP grazing extension
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after receiving a response from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stating that they granted an extension of the emergency grazing on CRP lands for the Texas Panhandle fires. “The decision by the USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to extend emergency grazing on CRP lands will allow ranchers who were affected by the Panhandle wildfires much needed time to rebuild fencing, replant grass, and provide a safe... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 10, the “Financial CHOICE Act,” that passed by a vote of 233-186. “We are losing one community bank or credit union every day under the Dodd-Frank Act,” Thornberry said. “The ‘Financial CHOICE Act’ is about creating jobs and boosting the economy. Dodd-Frank has hurt everyone from small businesses to homebuyers. Replacing its overly burdensome regulations with commonsense solutions will make a real differenc... Read more

  • 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 votes to fund government, increase military spending
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017” that passed by a vote of 309-118. “This funding bill is the product of Congress and the White House working together to pass fiscally responsible legislation instead of continuing down the broken path of brinksmanship and partisan politics that we have been on for the last eight years. I am hopeful that the two branches can continue to work together for the good of our country,” Th... Read more

  • Thornberry congratulates local schools on winning Science Bowls
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Students from Amarillo High School and Bonham Middle School will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 National Science Bowl this week in Washington, D.C. after winning the Pantex Regional Science Bowls. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) said, “I would like to congratulate the students from Amarillo High School and Bonham Middle School who each won the Pantex Regional Science Bowl. I am proud to have these hardworking and dedicated students representing District 13 in the N... Read more