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Thornberry Votes in Favor of Intelligence Authorization Act

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 during Monday's session of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thornberry voted for the bill in a vote that saw a bipartisan backing from the House. The bill passed the House of Representatives on a margin of 380-35, with the majority of "nay" votes coming from Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republican representatives.

The Intelligence Authorization Act was authored by Devin Nunes (R-California) and details administrative information and approval of funds for several organizations within the federal government. Organizations covered by the Act include: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, The Central Intelligence Agency, The Department of Defense, The Defense Intelligence Agency, The National Security Agency, The Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force, The Coast Guard, The Department of State, The Department of the Treasury, The Department of Energy, The Department of Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Drug Enforcement Administration, The National Reconnaissance Office, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and The Department of Homeland Security.

The Act will now head to the U.S. Senate.

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