William Thornberry

From OpenCongress Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search


U.S. Representative

William Thornberry (R)

400404.jpeg

TX-13
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-13

Confirmed: William Thornberry
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-13)
On the Web
Official website


William "Mac" Thornberry, a Republican, has represented the Thirteenth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1994.

Contents

Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

Click through the score to see the records of other members of Congress and full descriptions of the individual votes.

Want to see someone else's scorecard added to the list? You can do it!

Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 100 - 1 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 5 - 1/20 5 - 1/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 85 - 17/20 not avail.


Positions and Views

According to his official bio "He is the founder and Co-Chair of the Defense Study Group, a bipartisan group of House Members who meet each month to discuss issues relating to America's national and homeland security."

The National Journal gave Thornberry a composite rating of 91.7 for conservative positions and 8.3 for liberal ones.

Political Courage Test

Representative William M. 'Mac' Thornberry repeatedly refused to provide any responses to citizens on the issues through the 2008 Political Courage Test when asked to do so by national leaders of the political parties, prominent members of the media, Project Vote Smart President Richard Kimball, and Project Vote Smart staff.Project Vote Smart Political Courage Test.

Iraq War

Thornberry voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Economy

Rep. Thornberry voted against a minimum wage hike at the beginning of the 110th Congress.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Background

Mac Thornberry was born July 15, 1958, at Clarendon, Texas. A rancher in the family business at Donley County, TX, from 1989-present, Thornberry was a practicing attorney with the firm of Peterson, Farris, Doores and Jones of Amarillo, TX, from 1989-1994.

He received his BA from Texas Tech University summa cum laude in 1980 and his JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1983.[1][2]

Before being elected to Congress, Thornberry served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Rep. Tom Loeffler (R TX), 1983-85; Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Larry Combest (R TX), 1985-88; and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, 1988-89.[3]

Congressional Career

Thornberry was first elected to his seat in 1994, and most recently reelected in 2004.


2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Roger J. Waun to face Thornberry in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Thornberry retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Lockheed Martin$ 75,900
Northrop Grumman$ 29,000
General Electric$ 14,000
Raytheon Co$ 13,500
Amarillo National Bank$ 13,250
Huntington Ingalls Industries$ 11,500
National Cattlemen's Beef Assn$ 11,100
General Dynamics$ 11,000
Podesta Group$ 10,500
Medders Oil$ 10,325
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for William Thornberry
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • Congressional Internet Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsman's Caucus
  • Rural Health Care Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Children's Rehabilitation Center
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on William Thornberry. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 2209 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3706 Fax: 202-225-3486
    Webform email
District offices
  • 905 South Fillmore Street, Suite 520, Amarillo, TX 79101
    Ph: 806-371-8844 Fax: (none entered)
  • 4245 Kemp, Suite 506, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    Ph: 940-692-1700 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • No campaign office information entered.

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites


Semantic data (Edit data)

Toolbox