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  • 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

  • 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