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  • 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 "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

  • Thornberry commends EPA for rescinding oil and gas regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, Energy, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement to commend Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for withdrawing the Information Collection Request (ICR) for the oil and natural gas industry to provide information to develop regulations for methane emissions from existing sources: “EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to withdraw the methane emissions ICR for the oil and natural gas industry is a welcome move away from the previous Adminis... Read more

  • Thornberry introduces Waters of the U.S. bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Agriculture, Thoughts on Government, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) applauded the executive order signed by President Trump to rewrite the Obama-era regulation related to “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) and has introduced legislation to solve the problem permanently. Thornberry’s bill, the “Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act,” H.R. 1261, clarifies the definition of “navigable waters” in the Clean Water Act (CWA) as waters that are navigable-in-fact or are permanently flowing bodies of water that physically conne... Read more

  • Thornberry's Red River bill passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    The “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act,” H.R. 428, introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 250-171. The bill establishes a fair and balanced process to conduct an accurate survey of contested land along the Red River to find the proper boundary between public and private ownership. “This bill essentially requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do what they should have done all along. Its passage in the House... Read more

  • Thornberry, House continue regulatory reform effort
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Thoughts on Government, Executive Overreach, Small Business Regulation Request

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017,” H.R. 5, which combines six previously passed or introduced House bills that will reform the federal regulatory system. The bill passed the House by a vote of 238-183. “People are sick and tired of regulations that hurt jobs and our economy, and Congressional Republicans made repealing or correcting burdensome regulations the first item on our agenda. The provisions in this bill will mak... Read more

  • Thornberry, Cornyn introduce bills to advance resolution of Red River land dispute
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Executive Overreach

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced legislation today in the U.S. House and Senate to protect private property rights along the Red River from federal ownership claims. By providing legal certainty to landowners, the “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act” seeks to end questions about the federal government's ownership of disputed land along the Red River. “Private property owners should never have to worry about the federal government comin... Read more

  • A Victory for All American Private Property Owners
    Posted in Mac's Columns on December 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry Sen. John Cornyn Wichita Falls Times Record News http://www.timesrecordnews.com/opinion/national/a-victory-for-all-american-private-property-owners-26a1fdc8-e081-3877-e053-0100007f6c98-361683461.html Imagine that you had worked hard to purchase a piece of property, pay your taxes on the land, and plan to pass it along to your children for their use and enjoyment. All seems well until an agency of the federal government decides that it really owns your land and swoops in ... Read more

  • Bill to protect Red River landowners from Obama Administration passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    The “Red River Private Property Protection Act,” H.R. 2130, introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), today passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which passed by a vote of 253-177, would provide legal certainty to landowners by ending any questions about the federal government's ownership of disputed land along the Red River. “This is a big victory for the landowners along the Red River and also for property owners everywhere who deserve to know that the federal gover... Read more

  • Thornberry responds to EPA's final water regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the “Waters of the United States” regulation, which may have serious consequences for private landowners: “My staff is conducting a thorough review of the final rule, but I have little confidence that the EPA has addressed the concerns that many people, businesses, and other organizations have raised with this particular reg... Read more