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Thornberry Votes Against Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted against a House appropriations package for select departments on Thursday.

According to the U.S. House of Representatives journal, as the federal government shutdown continues, the House passed an appropriations package for “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies” on Thursday. The bill passed the House on a 243-183 margin, with all Democrats voting in favor. Ten Republicans crossed party lines to also vote for the package.

Thornberry was among the 183 Republicans to vote against passage of the bill. The Clarendon Republican also voted against an appropriations package for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development on Thursday.

Photo by Speaker Ryan’s Office

Photo by Speaker Ryan’s Office

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