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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 »

THORNBERRY: Budget and Debt Ceiling Bill Doesn't Address Key Issues

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Washington, DC -- Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments before a vote on the Senate's budget and debt ceiling bill: "Tonight, I plan to vote against the Senate's bill that funds the government until January 15 and increases the debt limit until February 7. The last two weeks were unfortunate and unnecessary. During this time, the House has attempted to negotiate in g... 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 »

House Passes Major Food Stamp Reforms

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Tags: Economy, Taxes

Acting to control spending in a fast-growing program, the U.S. House today passed the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” H.R. 3102. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of the bill, which passed by a vote of 217 to 210. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill will reduce government spending by $39 billion over 10 years. Those savings are achieved through ref... 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 »

Stopping the Obamacare train wreck - Mac's Video Mailbox July 17, 2013

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Dear Friend, I continue to receive many letters, phone calls, and emails from folks about Obamacare. There are business owners, individuals, and working families all across our district worried about what is going to happen once it is implemented. In this edition of my video mailbox, I want to answer some of the questions and concerns that I have heard and read from people in our part of Texas abo... 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 »

The Importance of Congressional Oversight

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Recent polls suggest that trust in the federal government remains near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. These sentiments have been fueled by the terrorist attack in Benghazi, the Justice Department’s investigation of reporters, and the IRS scandal. Coming on the heels of these troubling headlines are leaks about national security programs aimed at preventing terroris... 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 »