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  • Thornberry on pre-existing conditions messaging bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry on pre-existing conditions messaging bill WASHINGTON- Today, the House voted on another messaging bill, this time on healthcare. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) release the following statement: “Another week, another Democrat messaging bill, more time wasted on partisan politics. This bill claims to protect citizens with preexisting conditions; however, the law and the regulations already explicitly prevent such discrimination. ‘Full of sound and fury, signifying nothin... Read more

  • Thornberry on climate change messaging bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry on climate change messaging bill WASHINGTON- Today, the House voted on another messaging bill, this time on climate change. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement: “This week has been another wasted week on the House Floor – more about politics than substance. The bill purports to prevent the President from withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, which the U.S. never ratified. “The United States has steadily been lowering our emissions, but China... Read more

  • Thornberry on Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Thornberry on Venezuela WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the situation in Venezuela: "I recently visited the Venezuelan border with House Republican Leader McCarthy. It was clear that the people we met there are desperate to get out from oppression. More than 50 nations have recognized Juan Guaidó as the legitimate President of the country.It is time that the people of Venezuela have the chance for a better life." Click below for a vi... Read more

  • Thornberry on "net neutrality" bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Executive Overreach

    Thornberry on "net neutrality" bill WASHINGTON- This week, the House voted on another messaging bill with no chance to become law.The bill grants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) undefined powers to regulate the Internet and broadband service providers. “The term ‘net neutrality’ is misused. Most of us believe in a free and open Internet. But under the label of ‘net neutrality’ in 2015, the Obama-Era FCC imposed additional and unnecessary regulations on Internet Service Providers (IS... Read more

  • Thornberry on the recent messaging bills
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry on the recent messaging bills WASHINGTON - This week, the House voted on two more political messaging bills pushed by the Democratic Leadership. U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement: “Since Democrats took the majority, the House has spent its time considering hyper-partisan legislation and Sense of Congress resolutions that will never be signed by the President. This week, the House voted on two more messaging bills to ‘condemn’ the Administr... Read more

  • Thornberry on Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the Mueller report: "It is clear that former Director Mueller has carried out his duties in a thorough, professional manner. We should all be grateful to him and his team. "For the sake of the country, all Americans should also be glad that the Special Counsel found no conspiracy or collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 campaign. Both he and the Attorney General failed to find sufficient evidence... Read more

  • Thornberry vote against H.R.1
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry vote against H.R.1 WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today against H.R. 1, the House Democrats’ campaign finance and elections reform bill. “House Democrats try to frame this bill as a way to empower American voters; however, hidden in the text are outrageous regulations and more federal bureaucracy,” Thornberry said. “This bill limits free speech, weakens election security, and funds federal campaigns with taxpayer dollars. Above all, it attempts to pu... Read more

  • Thornberry, Cornyn Bill to Protect Private Property Along Red River Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Red River

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statements after the "Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act," legislation requiring the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma, passed the House as a part of the "Natural Resources Management Act." This bill will now go to the President's desk for signature. “The fundamental right to own property must be protected. T... Read more

  • Thornberry on spending bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Federal Budget

    Thornberry on spending bill WASHINGTON-U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the Fiscal Year 19 Appropriations package. This bill passed by a vote of 300 to 128 and will now go to the president's desk for signature. "I agree that this bill is not great, but it does improve border security, and it includes several provisions that are important to the people of our area. It is better than another shutdown or another continuing resolution. “Each of the past five A... Read more

  • Thornberry's SOTU Reaction
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry's SOTU Reaction WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after President Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address: “I share the President’s hopes that members of both parties can work together in order to get things done for the country. We can make a positive difference on border security and the broken immigration system, on the high cost of health care, and on other problems facing our country. “It is essential that Congress and t... Read more