Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers.
Thornberry talks about issues ranging from the NSA to the drought in Texoma.
Congress returns to work, plunging immediately into policy battles that will shape their campaigns for the November elections.
The House of Representatives appears poised to pass a modest budget agreement that would essentially forestall the threat of a government shutdown through late 2015 in a Thursday evening vote.
Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Patty Murray reach two year budget deal. But will Congress sign-off and avoid another government shutdown
Congress has a lot to do, and much time to get it all done.
Will controversial farm subsidies remain in the next Farm Bill headed to Congress?
New poll numbers show that Americans are fed up with Congress, as a deal on the debt ceiling may be in the works.
So what is the impact of the government shutdown on the average American?
The Senate voted Monday to reject a Republican-backed bid to delay ObamaCare as part of a crucial government spending package, sending the bill back to the House with just hours left on the clock until the government begins to shut down.
Unless Congress comes up with a budget they can all agree on, or the government shuts down at midnight.
There are only three days for Congress to approve a budget before a government shutdown, and an agreement is no where in sight.
Everyone from Congress to the United Nations is on hold, waiting to see if the U.S. and Russia can broker a deal with Syria.
As the White White continues its push members of Congress to support Syrian intervention, the American public is voicing their opposition to lawmakers.
Lawmakers opposed to strikes against Syria push back against White House plans.
The president made the announcement Saturday in front of the White House.
Congressman Mac Thornberry plans to stop in the studio for KFDX 3 News Today on Tuesday.
A big week on Capitol Hill could be coming as compromise may help bring immigration and gun control legislation up for a vote.
Committee approves tougher penalties for gun traffickers; assault weapons ban considered.
Lawmakers and the President will start to hammer out differences in their immigration plans.
If Congress drags their feet, the White House has a plan for immigration reform.
Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Obama for his signature.
President Obama starts a new term, but the old problems still remain.
Vice President Biden said Wednesday that the White House could use "executive orders" to deal with gun control.
The new US Congress has passed a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
A new Congress gets sworn in Thursday, but they'll have to tackle the same problems.
New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Alaska's senators are joining a growing group of lawmakers urging President Obama to rescind a recent executive order granting pay increases to Congress and other federal officials.
A Congressional report on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is highly critical of the handling of security at the mission in the Libyan city, where four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed on Sept. 11 of this year.
Lawmakers are once again threatening to stay in session as long as it takes during the holiday season.
Some will become household names, and some may be doomed to a quick re-election defeat or to toil away in anonymity.
President Obama returned to campaign mode on Monday - casting Republicans as against the middle class by saying their failure to accept his offer for a limited extension of tax breaks will essentially ruin Christmas for consumers and retailers.
After months of Congressional deadlock, there are signs that a compromise on the budget may be in the works.
Embattled Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior has resigned from his U.S. Congressional seat.
Department of Defense officials say health care costs for the military have far outpaced inflation ....
So the DOD's budget proposal recommends making military retirees pay more for their healthcare benefits.
Katie Crosbie joins us now with more.
Ann, the DOD says the health care proposals would not affect active duty personnel or their families ...
But as you can imagine, this is getting a lot of attention from retirees who could be impacted, if Congress approves this recommendation.
We've heard speculation about how budget cuts will impact the military -- and, specifically, Sheppard Air Force Base.
And this afternoon, 13th District Congressman Mac Thornberry addressed the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee to share his thoughts.
Katie Crosbie was there and joins us now with more.
Darrell, it was an hour-long meeting that covered a wide range of security concerns, defense strategies, and the federal budget.
Congressman Thornberry said Congress has spent more than 200 million dollars in construction projects at Sheppard during the past ten years ...
He says it will become more difficult to find that kind of funding with a tighter budget.
And Rep. Thornberry said he's worried that this administration is putting less of an emphasis on NATO.
Sheppard's 82nd Training Wing Commander, General Darryl Burke, said he's confident that Sheppard will be able to withstand any cuts without hurting the mission.
Both pointed to ENJJPT (Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training Program)'s importance - now, more than ever.