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Thornberry votes for sweeping health reform and research bill

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of the “21stCentury Cures Act,” H.R. 34, which will speed up the approval of life-saving medical drugs, increase funding for disease and cancer research, for the advancement of medical devices and drugs, for opioid prevention and treatment programs, and for mental health research and treatment. The bill passed the House Wednesday eveni... Read more »

House passes permanent repeal and replacement for Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted Thursday in support of a bill that permanently repeals and replaces Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system. The “H.R. 2” passed by a vote of 392-37. The bill permanently repeals the SGR and ensures a 5-year period of annual updates to transition to a new system that will be based more on rewarding provider performance. If Congress had fa... 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 releases statement after vote to fund government and delay Obamacare

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government: "On Saturday, the House passed a government funding measure with a one year delay of Obamacare, including the new taxes set to take effect, and a permanent repeal of the new tax on medical devices included in the health care act. The Obama Administration has r... 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 »

Thornberry, House vote to delay major portions of Obamacare

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In an ongoing effort to halt Obamacare, Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of two bills to delay implementation of key pieces of the 2010 health reform law. The House passed both bills with a bipartisan vote of 251 to 174. “There’s more than one way to stop this train wreck of a law, and slowing major parts of it brings us much closer do doing that,” said Rep. Thornberry. “Exe... Read more »

House votes for third time to repeal Obamacare entirely

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For the third time since 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to fully repeal President Obama’s health care law. Area Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), a co-sponsor of the repeal bill, voted in favor of the measure, which passed 229 to 195. The House has voted more than 30 times to repeal, dismantle, and defund different parts of the new health care law. “There is no law that ... Read more »

Statement: The President's Budget Does Not Seem Serious

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following statement about the budget proposal submitted by President Obama: "The budget that the President submitted today does not seem serious. It is full of accounting gimmicks that expand the federal government’s role in the lives of hardworking Americans; it increases taxes; and it rapidly grows the size of our debt and deficit. Instead o... Read more »

Thornberry again tapped to serve as Vice Chairman of Armed Services Committee

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will once again serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Rep. Thornberry was first tapped by the House Republican Conference Steering Committee on the recommendation of Speaker John Boehner to serve as the Committee’s Vice Chairman in December 2010. New House committee appointments became official last wee... Read more »