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  • President Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter August 13, 2018 (202) 225-3706 President Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) into law today. This is the fourth NDAA signed into law under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee and the 58th year that a NDAA has been signed into law. “We have begun to rev... Read more

  • FY19 National Defense Authorization Act passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    FY19 National Defense Authorization Act passes the House The final House passage before it gets to the President's desk WASHINGTON-The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 359 to 54. The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent to the President for signature. This is the fourth NDAA under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Service... Read more

  • House passes three bills to boost our healthcare system
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    House passes three bills to boost our healthcare system WASHINGTON-U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted this week in support of three bills that would boost Health Savings Accounts (HSA), allow catastrophic health insurance coverage on the exchanges, and delay and repeal Obamacare taxes that increase the cost of coverage. 1)H.R. 184, the "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2018," would permanently repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of a medical device, such aspacemakers... Read more

  • J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter July 17, 2018 (202) 225-3706 J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) sponsored H.R. 5772, to rename the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas as the “J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse.” The House passed H.R. 5772 by voice vote. “Judge Robinson is a legal pioneer who is universally ... Read more

  • House passes DOD appropriations bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    House passes DOD appropriations bill WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 6157, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019,” which passed the House by vote of 359-49. This bill provides a total of $674.6 billion for the Department of Defense. This funding level is consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), which passed the House on May 24, 2018. “It is very important for Congress to fully autho... Read more

  • House fails to pass immigration bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    House fails to pass immigration bills WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the House failed to pass both H.R. 4760, the “Securing America’s Future Act of 2018,” and H.R. 6136, the “Border Security and Immigration Reform Act:” “I am disappointed that the House was not able to pass either of the immigration bills. Among other immigration provisions, both bills supported border wall infrastructure, addressed DACA recipients, and provided a... Read more

  • House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill Thornberry Adopted Amendments WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted once again in support of H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018." This legislation governs our nation’s federal farm and food policy and is known as the Farm Bill. In a second attempt, the House passed the Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211. "The Farm Bill provides our hardworking agriculture producers with essential tools and safety net they need to grow the ... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Thornberry statement on border WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement in light of the events at the border: “Our immigration system is in need of a major overhaul, but there is no excuse for separating children from their parents. We should begin with heightened border security and interior enforcement, not the division of families,” Thornberry said.“The House is currently considering legislation to secure our borders in the most humane way p... Read more

  • Thornberry and House continue to fight the opioid crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioid Crisis

    Thornberry and House continue to fight the opioid crisis WASHINGTON- The House passed, H.R. 2851, the "Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017," which creates a new category in theControlled Substance Act (CSA) for synthetic drugs.This bill includes an amendment authored by Congressman Thornberry that mirrors the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which he introduced again earlier in the month and in previous sessions of Congress. “Op... Read more

  • Thornberry votes for Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Thornberry votes forEnergy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 5895, the “Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019,” which includes three of the twelve appropriations bills for the year. H.R. 5895 passed the House by a vote of 235 to 179. “This bill supports our troops and ... Read more