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  • 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: Federal Budget, Immigration

    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

  • Thornberry on opening the government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry on opening the government WASHINGTON -U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after an agreement was made to open the government: “It is time now to compromise and negotiate full funding for our government with dedicated funds for border security. Democratic leaders have unfortunately chosen to play games rather than make a real effort at compromise to bridge the gap and resolve the issue. “Those who say they are for border security but are not ... Read more

  • Thornberry on President's compromise proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Thornberry on President's compromise proposal WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the President's compromise proposal: "I appreciate the President's compromise proposal to break the gridlock currently in Washington. Democrat Leadership in Congress should end their stonewalling and work toward reaching an agreement that funds the government, improves border security, and begins to address a number of other issues affecting our broken imm... Read more

  • Thornberry on death of Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Thornberry on death of Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after news of the loss of Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock: “We recently received the sad news that Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock of Amarillo, Texas, died after injuries sustained by small arms fire in Afghanistan on Monday, January 13. Sergeant Meddock was an exceptional and highly-decorated Army Ranger whose death we mourn and whose service we honor. Our deepe... Read more

  • Thornberry introduces bill to repeal death tax
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Thornberry introduces bill to repeal death tax WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) introduced his first bill of the 116th Congress. H.R. 222, the “Death Tax Repeal Act,” will completely and permanently repeal the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. Congressman Thornberry has consistently introduced the “Death Tax Repeal Act” throughout his time in Congress. “Tax reform made the death tax less burdensome, but it should be totally eliminated.Death should nev... Read more