Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mac Thornberry

By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland

Photo courtesy of House GOP

Name: Mac Thornberry

State/District, Party: Texas 13th District, Republican

Leadership position: Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

Number of Years in That Position: Less than 1, he obtained this position in January 2015.

Number of Terms/Years in Congress: He was first elected 21 years ago in 1994.

Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Texas received $38 billion, or 32.6% of its total revenue from the federal government

Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $32.3 billion

Memorable Budget Quote: "It's essential that we reduce overhead in the Pentagon," 2015

Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $1.69 million

 Top Donor/Top Industry: Lockheed Martin, Defense Aerospace

Candidate’s Self-Financing: $0