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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 to repeal and replace Obamacare

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today voted in support of the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217-213. “Passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House is a major step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Thornberry said. “This bill will help return power back to patients and their doctors while driving down... Read more »

Thornberry statement on House failure to pass health care bill

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after it was announced that the “American Health Care Act,” H.R. 1628, would not receive a vote today in the House of Representatives: “I am incredibly disappointed that the House did not pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill had its flaws, but it would have been a key first step toward reducing the co... Read more »

Thornberry statement on American Health Care Act

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement about the Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: “Obamacare is failing and is doing damage to the health care of all Americans. This is the first step in a process that will lead to patient-centered care that provides more choices and lowers prices instead of mandates. “I am sure that the pla... Read more »

Thornberry votes for sweeping health reform and research bill

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in support of the “21stCentury Cures Act,” H.R. 34, which will speed up the approval of life-saving medical drugs, increase funding for disease and cancer research, for the advancement of medical devices and drugs, for opioid prevention and treatment programs, and for mental health research and treatment. The bill passed the House Wednesday eveni... Read more »

House passes filibuster-proof bill to gut Planned Parenthood and Obamacare

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of a measure that would defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion-providing clinics and dismantle key provisions of Obamacare. The “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,” H.R. 3762, was passed using a special procedure known as “reconciliation” under which it cannot be filibustered in the Senate. The bill... Read more »

Thornberry: Affordable Care Act anything but affordable

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U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments today after the Supreme Court announced its decision on the health care law: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is deeply disappointing for the rule of law in this country. The Court has now twice rewritten sections of the Affordable Care Act to reflect what it thinks Congress meant to do. This decision is judges making law, an... Read more »

Thornberry to host U.S. Service Academy Forum in Amarillo

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On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the office of U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) will host the annual 13th District’s Service Academy Forum for high-school students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy. The free, informational event will take place at the Texas Air and Space Museum in the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport on Saturday, April 11, 2... Read more »

U.S. House votes again to fully repeal Obamacare

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Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the House voted to repeal the President’s health care law: “Yesterday, I voted again to fully repeal Obamacare. Since taking control of the House in 2011, Republicans have voted more than 50 times to repeal, dismantle, or stop funding for this disastrous law. “Many people are seeing higher insurance premiums, and I have per... 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 »