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Thornberry on Mattis retirement

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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 othe... Read more »

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019

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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. “Toda... Read more »

Thornberry votes in favor of H.R. 5895

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter September 13, 2018 (202) 225-3706 Thornberry votes in favor of H.R. 5895 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 5895, the “Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Vete... Read more »

House passes the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

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WASHINGTON– This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fourth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 351 to 66. "For the 58th year, the House has passed an NDAA, one that puts the men and women in uniform first and is another large step in rebuilding and repairi... Read more »

House Armed Services Committee Passes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter May 15, 2018 (202) 225-3706 House Armed Services Committee Passes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 WASHINGTON- Last week, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), which authorizes spending for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs, and f... Read more »

Rep. Mac Thornberry: We need a strong vibrant economy to fund our military

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: We need a strong vibrant economy to fund our military Originally appeared on Fox News Opinion on FoxNews.com-http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/26/rep-mac-thornberry-need-strong-vibrant-economy-to-fund-our-military.html The primary job of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, yet today only 15 percent of the budget is devoted to that task. While our... Read more »

Thornberry, Military Service Chiefs warn of serious consequences without proper military funding

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, held a hearing with the Service Chiefs of all branches of the military to hear their assessments of the consequences of the failure to pass the 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations bill with supplemental funding. The appropriations bill passed the House earlier this year with strong bipartisan suppo... Read more »

Thornberry votes for Veterans Affairs reform bills

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted this week in support of two bills that will reform the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital system and provide greater support for veterans. “Meeting our commitments to our veterans is one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government. These bills make important reforms to the VA system to address some of the deficiencies within the ... Read more »

Thornberry votes in support of defense appropriations bill

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today in support of the “Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations,” H.R. 1301, which appropriates nearly $577.9 billion in funding for national defense. The bill passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 371 to 48. “By passing this bill with a strong bipartisan vote, Congress sent an important ... Read more »

Thornberry's defense bill passes the House

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill that authorizes spending for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs, and foreign military operations by a vote of 375 to 34. This is the second National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed under U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee... Read more »