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House passes government funding

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 17, 2019 (202) 225-3706 House passes government funding WASHINGTON– Today, the House passed appropriations bills to fully fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. “We should have done this in September, but to minimize further damage to our military, I supported and voted for these bills now,” said Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clar... Read more »

Thornberry on damage of Continuing Resolutions

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Mac Thornberry issued the following statement today regarding his vote against another Continuing Resolution (CR): “Once again, our servicemembers are being held hostage by political games. Every CR is wasteful and damages the ability of our military to carry out their vital missions. The compromise signed into law in July determined how much would be spent on defense this... Read more »

Thornberry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter July 25, 2019 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 WASHINGTON- Today, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, a compromise agreement between both chambers of Congress and President Trump.Rep. Thornberry released the following statement: “In recent years, our military has suffered from declining, unstable funding tha... Read more »

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 votes to repeal and replace Obamacare

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today voted in support of the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. “Passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House is a major step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Thornberry said. “This bill will help return power back to patients and their doctors while driving down... Read more »

Thornberry votes to fund government, increase military spending

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017” that passed by a vote of 309-118. “This funding bill is the product of Congress and the White House working together to pass fiscally responsible legislation instead of continuing down the broken path of brinksmanship and partisan politics that we have been on for the last eight year... Read more »

Thornberry statement: Funding the government, defunding Planned Parenthood

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after voting for a government funding measure that passed the House by a vote of 277-151 and the Senate 78-20: "This afternoon, I voted in support of a temporary funding bill that will allow the federal government to meet its fiscal responsibilities – including funding our military and pay for the troops. We simply cannot... Read more »

Federal Spending & Defunding Planned Parenthood

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Dear Friends, The federal government’s fiscal year ends on September 30, and, as usual, there are a number of controversial issues related to federal spending. The following chart summarizes how the federal government spent your money during the last fiscal year. Here is another look at the different categories of spending over time. As you can see, a large majority of federal spending – about two... Read more »

Thornberry Statement on Holding the IRS Accountable

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Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following statement supporting the House’s vote to hold IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as well as a measure urging Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Counsel to immediately investigate the IRS for targeting groups because of their political beliefs: “It’s been more than a year since Congress learned that the Internal Reve... 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 »