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  • Thornberry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Federal Budget

    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 that contributed to too many planes that could not fly, too many ships that could not sail, and too few... 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 votes to repeal and replace Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care Reform, Federal Budget

    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 costs. The Senate now needs to step up and pass it or something similar.” Thornberry also stressed ... Read more

  • Thornberry votes to fund government, increase military spending
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget

    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 years. I am hopeful that the two branches can continue to work together for the good of our country,” Th... Read more

  • Thornberry statement: Funding the government, defunding Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget

    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 ask men and women to risk their lives on behalf of our nation all around the world while they wonde... Read more

  • Federal Spending & Defunding Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Mac's Columns on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget

    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-thirds – is spent in mandatory programs, also known as entitlements and interest on our national de... Read more

  • Thornberry Statement on Holding the IRS Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget, Taxes

    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 Revenue Service (IRS) was unfairly scrutinizing conservative groups as they applied for tax-exempt statu... Read more

  • Statement: The President's Budget Does Not Seem Serious
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, National Security, Agriculture, Social Security, Energy, Second Amendment, Health Care Reform, Medicare, Federal Budget, Cybersecurity, Taxes, Sequestration, Immigration

    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 of reforming the mandatory spending programs that make up nearly two-thirds of the federal budget, th... Read more

  • Thornberry, others introduce Endangered Species Act lawsuit reform
    Posted in Articles on March 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, Agriculture, Federal Budget, Taxes

    U.S. Congressmen Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Bill Flores, John Carter, Mike Conaway and Steve Pearce introduced legislation, H.R. 1314, in the House last week to prevent costly lawsuit abuse related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bill would help protect American taxpayers from the expensive regulatory impact of closed-door litigation settlements between environmental organizations and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The ESA would be amended to give local governments and cit... Read more

  • New funding bill again prevents closures of Border Patrol stations in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Economy, Federal Budget, Immigration

    The Obama Administration’s plan to close six interior Border Patrol stations in Texas has hit another roadblock. The government funding bill passed by both the House and the Senate specifically prohibits the closures at least through September 30, 2013. “We have continued to work on this issue, and we are very pleased that our concerns about the immigration enforcement gaps these closures could create are being taken seriously,” said local Congressman Mac Thornberry. “We are working through seri... Read more