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House passes the Conference Report for the FY20 NDAA

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House passes the Conference Report for the FY20 NDAA WASHINGTON– Today, the House passed the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (FY20 NDAA) by a vote of 377-48.The FY20 NDAA authorizes $738 billion in defense funding and an additional $5.3 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery. “This was a challenging year, starting with two different bills ... 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 »

House and Senate Armed Services Committees enter conference

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House and Senate Armed Services Committees enter conference WASHINGTON- Today, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees “passed the gavel” and entered into an official conference on the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA). Rep. Thornberry released the following statement: “I believe that the first job of the federal government is to protect the country, and that in... 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 »

Defending the Peace: American Power and Global Security (Column 2)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter June 21, 2019 (202) 225-3706 The History of Our Military The United States of America was born from a military clash. Even before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress created the Continental Army in 1775 and appointed George Washington as its commander. That army faced a number of setbacks when confrontin... Read more »

Thornberry on Venezuela

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Thornberry on Venezuela WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the situation in Venezuela: "I recently visited the Venezuelan border with House Republican Leader McCarthy. It was clear that the people we met there are desperate to get out from oppression. More than 50 nations have recognized Juan Guaidó as the legitimate President of the coun... Read more »

Thornberry on Mueller Report

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the Mueller report: "It is clear that former Director Mueller has carried out his duties in a thorough, professional manner. We should all be grateful to him and his team. "For the sake of the country, all Americans should also be glad that the Special Counsel found no conspiracy or collusion with Russia... Read more »

Defending the Peace: American Power and Global Security

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter March 5, 2019 (202) 225-3706 The Shape of Our Military What does the U.S. Military Mean to our Quality of Life? Most Americans know that our military is standing guard around the world to defend us and our way of life. Few of us, however, are familiar with the composition of our military today, what its missions are, how it is structured, and why we hav... 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 »

Thornberry on temporary funding bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter December 21, 2018 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry on temporary funding bill WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the House passed a stopgap spending bill that contains $5.7 billion for border construction and almost $7.8 billion in disaster relief aid. “I voted to support a bill that keeps the gover... Read more »