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Local physician to attend 2014 State of the Union with Congressman Thornberry

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Amarillo physician Dr. Richard McKay will be in the nation’s Capitol Tuesday as an attendee of the 2014 State of the Union address. He will be a guest of area Congressman Mac Thornberry. “I spent last week listening to folks share their experiences with the Affordable Care Act. I hope the President will recognize the confusion and hardship his health law is causing in our part of Texas and across ... Read more »

Thornberry Introduces House Version of Bill to Protect Land Owner Rights

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Citing the importance of protecting private property rights and concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) aggressive efforts to expand its authority, U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) yesterday introduced the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2013, H.R. 3377. The bill redefines the term "navigable waters" in the Clean Water Act (CWA) as waters that are navigabl... Read more »

House expects to vote Friday to fund Pantex, nuclear weapons complex

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments in reaction to the Obama Administration's instructions for Pantex to temporarily shut down operations: "Pantex has been instructed by the Obama Administration to begin preparing for a temporary shutdown of plant operations. The specifics are still being determined, but plant security will obviously remain in place to ensure nucle... 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 »

Annual Defense bill passes House

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following comments after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The vote was 315 to 108: “Budgets are shrinking, but the threats to our country are not. This strong, bipartisan bill reflects both of these realities, while also providing significant... Read more »

Thornberry introduces bill to 'level the playing field' for liquefied natural gas

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) introduced a bill on Thursday, H.R. 2202, which would make the excise tax on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel comparable on an energy-equivalent basis. Thornberry was joined by Rep. John Larson of Connecticut in introducing the “LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013” in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, the federal excise tax on LNG... Read more »

Thornberry says, ‘no more excuses’ when it comes to domestic energy

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This week, U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) introduced the latest version of his bill to promote domestic energy production. H.R. 2081, the “No More Excuses Energy Act of 2013,” would encourage the production of all forms of domestic energy including oil and gas, nuclear, and alternative energy and fuels. “Congress needs to reduce the amount of regulation coming out of Washington and ... 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 »

House passes domestic energy package

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With the unemployment rate and gas prices remaining high and concerns over unrest in the Middle East growing, the House today passed a package of domestic energy bills aimed at reducing costs while increasing supply. Area Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of the legislation, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 248 to 163. “Instead of creating more regulation an... Read more »