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House passes "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017"

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WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is a cosponsor of H.R. 38, the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017," which passed the House today by a vote of 231-198. "The Second Amendment to the Constitution establishes a citizen's right to keep and bear arms, yet it is constantly being attacked. The ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,’ helps protect those rights," Thornber... Read more »

Thornberry: 'President is wrong on gun control'

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced executive actions on gun control: “President Obama is wrong to think that we have crime and terrorism because there are not enough gun laws. “Gun control only affects law-abiding citizens, not criminals and terrorists who violate laws in carrying out their acts. “The President sh... Read more »

House passes annual government spending bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill yesterday that provides funding for nearly all of the government’s operations through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2015. The exception is the Department of Homeland Security, which will receive funding for less than 90 days, expiring on February 27, 2015. Under the agreement, overall discretionary spending has been reduced by $1... Read more »

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: 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 »

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 »

Thornberry releases statement on President Obama's gun control proposals

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments in response to President Obama's gun control proposals: "No words can describe the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in Connecticut. It is not surprising that the loss of so many innocent lives, including those of the children, has people asking how we can prevent something like this in the future. I do not believe, however,... Read more »

Thornberry Statement on Super Committee Announcement

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after the Super Committee announced there will not be an agreement before the deadline on November 23, 2011: "I am disappointed that the 'Super Committee' was unable to agree on a deficit reduction plan. This is a lost opportunity to make the long-term, structural changes to federal spending that need to be made." "While ... Read more »

WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Budget Sequester's Silver Lining

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The Budget Sequester's Silver Lining By PHIL GRAMM AND MIKE SOLON Uniting a divided Congress around a major deficit-reduction plan was never going to be easy, but it is virtually impossible when the incumbent president campaigns instead of governs and seeks to divide the nation based on how much money people make. As markets and the media conclude that the congressional super committee on deficit ... Read more »