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Congressman Thornberry votes in favor of USMCA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 12, 2019 (202) 225-3706 Congressman Thornberry votes in favor of USMCA WASHINGTON– Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Under the current trade agreement, NAFTA, all agricultural tariffs were phased out to zero except for certain products, which include U.S. imports from Can... Read more »

USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter September 27, 2019 (202) 225-3706 USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) as one of three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Centers. These centers will educate and tra... Read more »

House sends Farm Bill 2018 to President’s desk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 12, 2018 (202) 225-3706 House sends Farm Bill 2018 to President’s desk Thornberry Amendments Included WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018." This legislation governs our nation’s federal farm and food policy and is known as the Farm Bill. The bill ... Read more »

House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill

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House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill Thornberry Adopted Amendments WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted once again in support of H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018." This legislation governs our nation’s federal farm and food policy and is known as the Farm Bill. In a second attempt, the House passed the Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211. "The Farm Bill provi... Read more »

Thornberry statement on BLM’s admission of error in Red River surveys

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement that it used incorrect methodology in three surveys that are the basis for the federal government’s claims to private property along the Red River: “The BLM’s admission that it used incorrect methodology in these surveys and the decision to suspend the su... Read more »

Thornberry urges USDA Secretary to extend Emergency Use of CRP Lands

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Michael Young requesting that he provide a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. The text of the letter is below. “I am writing to respectfully request a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. “As... Read more »

Thornberry urges action on Panhandle wildfire assistance

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is urging agriculture producers who have suffered livestock and property losses in the recent wildfires to file a Notice of Loss with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin the federal assistance process. A Notice of Loss must be filed within 30 days of the time of the loss by phone or in person at a local USDA county service center. County... Read more »

Thornberry introduces Waters of the U.S. bill

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) applauded the executive order signed by President Trump to rewrite the Obama-era regulation related to “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) and has introduced legislation to solve the problem permanently. Thornberry’s bill, the “Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act,” H.R. 1261, clarifies the definition of “navigable waters” in the Clean Water Act (CWA) a... Read more »

Thornberry's Red River bill passes the House

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The “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act,” H.R. 428, introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 250-171. The bill establishes a fair and balanced process to conduct an accurate survey of contested land along the Red River to find the proper boundary between public and private ownership. “This bill essentially requires the ... Read more »

Thornberry introduces the 'Death Tax Repeal Act'

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) introduced his first bill of the 115th Congress. The “Death Tax Repeal Act,” H.R. 198, will completely and permanently repeal the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. The bill already has garnered 44 cosponsors. “This simple, two-page bill would permanently and fully eliminate the death tax, which undermines one of America’s most import... Read more »