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NDAA: Past, Present, and Future - The Present

July 21, 2020

When it comes to National Defense, there are no Republicans or Democrats, there are only Americans. Whether you are a soldier on a hill in Afghanistan, or on a ship out in the middle of the Pacific, you need to know that the whole country is behind you. Congress owes that support to the brave men an...

  • The Naming of the ‘William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act’ July 2, 2020

    Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee unanimously voted to name H.R. 6395, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, the ‘William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act.’ Chairman Adam Smith offered this amendment in honor of Congressman Thornberry’s tenure as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

  • NDAA: Past, Present, and Future - The Past June 29, 2020

    Every single year since 1961, Congress and Presidents of both parties have worked together to enact a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that provides authorization for everything related to the military. The NDAA is one of the only examples of traditional legislating that still occurs today, going all the way through subcommittee, committee, and the House and Senate floor. The 60th consecutive NDAA remains necessary in “providing for the common defense.” Note: The appearance of U.S. Depa...

  • Congressman Thornberry on the Passing of the Honorable Sam Johnson May 28, 2020

    Congressman Thornberry's floor speech in honor of the former Texas member, the Honorable Sam Johnson.

  • Congressman Thornberry's Floor Speech on the Proxy Voting resolution May 15, 2020

    Watch my floor speech on the proxy voting resolution.

  • The Importance of Replenishing Critical COVID-19 Relief Funds April 23, 2020

    Congressman Thornberry's (TX-13) statement on the importance of replenishing critical COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses and hospitals across the country.

  • Congressman Mac Thornberry Supports Third Coronavirus COVID 19 Relief Package March 27, 2020

    In many ways, this bill is too big, too expensive, and includes too many things not related to COVID-19, but we are in a crisis unlike anything most of us have seen. It is necessary for Congress to act and to act at a level proportionate to the crisis. Therefore, I support this bill which will help every American and this country as a whole in this difficult time.

  • Congressman Mac Thornberry's Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 13, 2020

    Listen to my thoughts on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Breaking Down the Budget February 12, 2020

    The President’s DOD budget request for FY21 is consistent with the bipartisan budget agreement Congress passed last year. As a result, at a time when senior commanders and national security experts have repeatedly called for 3-5% real growth through 2025, DOD’s resources are essentially unchanged from last year’s levels. To compensate, Secretary Esper and our military leaders are implementing reforms and repurposing resources from lower priority functions to programs essential to the National De...

  • The State of the Union February 4, 2020

    Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) discusses the history of the State of the Union and the 2020 address.

  • NDAA Minisode Ep 4 September 12, 2018

    Last month, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) into law. The bill makes important progress in rebuilding our military and getting more value for the taxpayers' dollars. And it passed by overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate.

  • July 4, 2018 July 4, 2018

    Happy July Fourth! 242 years ago, the signers of the Declaration of Independence knowingly placed their name on a document that put their lives at risk. Each of us has a responsibility to protect the values on which our country was founded and remind each other what a special place America is.

  • SALTS June 15, 2018

    The House passed, H.R. 2851, the "Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017," which creates a new category in the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) for synthetic drugs. This bill includes an amendment authored by Congressman Thornberry that mirrors the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act" that he introduced again earlier in the month and in previous sessions of Congress.