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Thornberry on spending bill

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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... Read more »

Thornberry on President's compromise proposal

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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 governmen... Read more »

Thornberry on border

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Thornberry on border WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the state of our border security: "A basic responsibility of any country's government is to control who and what comes across its borders. Doing so requires physical barriers, such as a wall or fence, as well as technology and people. I support fully funding all three components of ... Read more »

House votes to strengthen security of the Visa Waiver Program

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted yesterday in support of a bill that would deny visa waivers to those who have traveled to or are nationals of countries with significant terrorist activity and enhance the screening of all travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries. The “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015,” H.R. 158, passed the Hou... Read more »

House passes bill to halt refugee program and strengthen screening measures

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of a bill that would put a hold on Iraq and Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until multiple intelligence agencies verify that the individual is not a threat to American security. The “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act,” H.R. 4038, passed the House by a vote of 289-137, which would override the President’s veto if re... Read more »

House passes annual government spending bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill yesterday that provides funding for nearly all of the government’s operations through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2015. The exception is the Department of Homeland Security, which will receive funding for less than 90 days, expiring on February 27, 2015. Under the agreement, overall discretionary spending has been reduced by $1... Read more »

Thornberry: Obama order 'undermines the rule of law'

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Congressman Mac Thornberry made the following statement on President Obama’s immigration executive order: “It is deeply disturbing that the President has chosen not to enforce the law of the land. Whatever one’s views on what the law should be – and I believe immigration laws are need of a major overhaul – the law must be respected and enforced. “A true leader would work with Congress to change th... Read more »

Local physician to attend 2014 State of the Union with Congressman Thornberry

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Amarillo physician Dr. Richard McKay will be in the nation’s Capitol Tuesday as an attendee of the 2014 State of the Union address. He will be a guest of area Congressman Mac Thornberry. “I spent last week listening to folks share their experiences with the Affordable Care Act. I hope the President will recognize the confusion and hardship his health law is causing in our part of Texas and across ... Read more »

THORNBERRY: House will keep working to do the right thing

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the Senate refused latest offer to resolve funding differences: "In the last ten days, I voted for three different proposals that keep the government open and operating while protecting Americans from Obamacare. Each was a reasonable and responsible option and each passed the House. Then, close to midnight last night, the H... Read more »

Thornberry says House is passing bills, President is 'passing the buck'

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Washington, DC -- Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the President's latest economic speech: "The House is passing bills while President Obama is passing the buck. The reality is the economy is still struggling in large part because of the big-government policies the President has staked his legacy on, with Obamacare leading the pack. The President’s economi... Read more »