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  • House passes the Conference Report for the FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    House passes the Conference Report for the FY20 NDAA WASHINGTON– Today, the House passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (FY20 NDAA) by a vote of 377-48.The FY20 NDAA authorizes $738 billion in defense funding and an additional $5.3 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery. “This was a challenging year, starting with two different bills that were far apart. But, for the 59thconsecutive year, we were able to come to an agreement for our... Read more

  • Thornberry votes in support of bill to combat incessant robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 4, 2019 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry votes in support of bill to combat incessant robocalls WASHINGTON– Today, Congress gave final approval to a bill to reduce robocalls. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of S. 151, the “Palone-Thune TRACED Act,” which will go to the President’s desk for signature.He is expected to sign it into law. “Almost everyone I talk to is affected by incessant robocalls, and they seem to be getting w... Read more

  • Thornberry on damage of Continuing Resolutions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Federal Budget

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Mac Thornberry issued the following statement today regarding his vote against another Continuing Resolution (CR): “Once again, our servicemembers are being held hostage by political games. Every CR is wasteful and damages the ability of our military to carry out their vital missions. The compromise signed into law in July determined how much would be spent on defense this year, yet four months later nothing has happened. Congress needs to put aside other considerations,... Read more

  • For Immediate Release: Thornberry Press Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Amarillo, Texas-- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) released the following statement: "It has been a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas as their congressman for the last 25 years. They have given me opportunities to serve the nation in ways I could have never imagined, including as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. "We are reminded, however, that "for everything there is a season," and I believe that the time has come for a change. Therefore, this ... Read more

  • USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter September 27, 2019 (202) 225-3706 USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) as one of three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Centers. These centers will educate and train stakeholders across the country in the grading of feeder cattle, fed cattle, and beef carcasses. ... Read more

  • House and Senate Armed Services Committees enter conference
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    House and Senate Armed Services Committees enter conference WASHINGTON- Today, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees “passed the gavel” and entered into an official conference on the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA). Rep. Thornberry released the following statement: “I believe that the first job of the federal government is to protect the country, and that includes fully funding our military on time. This year we have faced challenges, but I am hopeful that... Read more

  • Thornberry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Federal Budget

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter July 25, 2019 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 WASHINGTON- Today, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, a compromise agreement between both chambers of Congress and President Trump.Rep. Thornberry released the following statement: “In recent years, our military has suffered from declining, unstable funding that contributed to too many planes that could not fly, too many ships that could not sail, and too few... Read more

  • Thornberry on Stopping Robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter July 25, 2019 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry on Stopping Robocalls WASHINGTON- This week, Congressman Thornberry voted on a bipartisan bill to continue combatting robocalls, H.R. 3375, the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.” Illegal robocalls have increased 64% in the last three years. “This problem is clearly getting worse, particularly for cell phones. Almost everyone I talk to is affected by this plague of harassing calls,” said Thornberry. “This bill is a go... Read more

  • Thornberry on the reversal of progress made on Dodd-Frank regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Executive Overreach

    Thornberry on the reversal of progress made on Dodd-Frank regulations WASHINGTON- Today, the House voted on a bill that would reverse some of the progress made on rolling back burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations. Last Congress, the Administration and Congress enacted legislation to change some of the “one-size-fits-all” financial regulations on the banking industry.This legislation provided much-needed relief to community banks in fair lending laws, financial education, and the creation of a watc... Read more

  • 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