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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 »

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 »

Statement: The President's Budget Does Not Seem Serious

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following statement about the budget proposal submitted by President Obama: "The budget that the President submitted today does not seem serious. It is full of accounting gimmicks that expand the federal government’s role in the lives of hardworking Americans; it increases taxes; and it rapidly grows the size of our debt and deficit. Instead o... Read more »

Thornberry again tapped to serve as Vice Chairman of Armed Services Committee

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will once again serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Rep. Thornberry was first tapped by the House Republican Conference Steering Committee on the recommendation of Speaker John Boehner to serve as the Committee’s Vice Chairman in December 2010. New House committee appointments became official last wee... Read more »

The Blizzard of Statistics and the “Fiscal Cliff”

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In the blizzard of statistics surrounding the “fiscal cliff,” two numbers give us the essential bottom line. They are 20.6 and 24.3. Let me explain. Since World War II, the top income tax rate has varied widely. It has been as high as 94 percent and as low as 28 percent. Usually it was somewhere in between. But in all those 67 years with all of those different tax rates, the revenue collected by t... Read more »

COLUMN: The looming tax and regulatory threat

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The American people have always been resilient, especially during tough economic times. Our nation’s small business owners always find new and innovative ways to create and grow our private sector. The products and services they produce and the jobs they create are what drive our economy to prosper in good times and to recover in times of recession. In order to power our economy, though, our small... Read more »

Thornberry: Supreme Court ruling means Federal Government can require us to do anything it pleases

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the Supreme Court announced its decision on the health care law: "Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is disturbing because it basically means that the Federal Government can require us to do anything it pleases and impose a tax on us if we fail to comply. If that were true, there would be few limits on federal power, and t... Read more »

Thornberry warns residents about criminals posing as federal agents

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is warning 13th district residents that criminals posing as Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or other law enforcement agencies are extorting money from the public. “We became aware of this scam when a constituent turned to our office for help,” said Rep. Thornberry. “People should be are aware of this scheme before they become v... Read more »