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  • What are your top priorities for 2018?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • House passes final version of tax reform bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • President Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • House passes "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017"
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    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 ... Read more

  • House passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R.1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," which passed the House by a vote of 227-205. "It is time 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 - that is exactly what this bill does," Thornberry said. "This tax reform is our chance to lower taxes, simplify the tax code, and give our economy the boost it needs." Highl... Read more

  • FY18 National Defense Authorization Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON-The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 356 to 70. The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent to the President for signature. This is the third NDAA under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee. “Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in threats and a decrease in funding for our military... Read more

  • Happy Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend, Today, November 11, 2017, is Veterans Day - a day that offers us a chance to show our gratitude to those who have bravely served our country in the military and to honor what they have sacrificed for our freedom and our security. It is also a chance to recognize the families of veterans, who also serve our nation. Our part of Texas is home to many of our country’s heroes. Last month, Robert Earl Lance Jr., a World War II veteran, was laid to rest in Hereford, Texas. In 1941, Robert ... Read more

  • Happy Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend, Today, November 11, 2017, is Veterans Day - a day that offers us a chance to show our gratitude to those who have bravely served our country in the military and to honor what they have sacrificed for our freedom and our security. It is also a chance to recognize the families of veterans, who also serve our nation. Our part of Texas is home to many of our country’s heroes. Last month, Robert Earl Lance Jr., a World War II veteran, was laid to rest in Hereford, Texas. In 1941, Robert ... Read more

  • Reforming our broken tax code
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, The House Ways and Means Committee consideration of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” is a significant step towards reforming our broken tax code. This tax plan will help you keep more of the money you earn and will make the tax code fairer and simpler for everyone. I encourage you to look at the details to of the bill. While further adjustments will be made, the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan organization, ran the numbers and found that the bill would lower tax rates and the cos... Read more

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) commented on the release of H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," introduced today in the House. "This tax reform bill is about promoting a strong economy, simplifying the tax code, creating jobs, and letting hardworking Americans keep more of the money they earn," Thornberry said. "It is time to bring jobs back to America and become more competitive in the world market. The House, Senate, and the Administration have been dedicated to th... Read more