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  • House and Senate Armed Services Committees enter conference
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 includes fully funding our military on time. This year we have faced challenges, but I am hopeful that... Read more

  • 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

  • Defending the Peace: American Power and Global Security (Column 2)
    Posted in Defending the Peace on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 confronting the British, the world's greatest military power at the time. But with the help of the French Navy... Read more

  • Thornberry on Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 country.It is time that the people of Venezuela have the chance for a better life." Click below for a vi... Read more

  • Thornberry on Mueller Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 to influence the 2016 campaign. Both he and the Attorney General failed to find sufficient evidence... Read more

  • Defending the Peace: American Power and Global Security
    Posted in Defending the Peace on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 have people in various places around the globe. While polls show the military is one of the most respec... Read more

  • Thornberry on border
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    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 border security. "It should be funded with money designated for that purpose, not with money already... Read more

  • Thornberry on temporary funding bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    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 government open, improves border security, and provides disaster relief aid. The House passed this bill b... Read more

  • Thornberry on Mattis retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 20, 2018 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry on Mattis retirement WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after Secretary Mattis announced his retirement: "In January 2017, Congress took an extraordinary action by passing a law that allowed James N. Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense. The only other time it has been done was for General George C. Marshall. Speaking in support of the legislation o... Read more

  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Health Care Reform

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter September 26, 2018 (202) 225-3706 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019,” which passed the House by a vote of 361-61. The bill also included Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations. “Today we voted to give our men and women in uniform the resources they need to defend our country and to... Read more