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  • Conaway Responds to President’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Tuesday morning, President Obama announced his latest plan to close Guantanamo Bay. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response: “The President has laid out an incredibly irresponsible plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sacrificing the safety and security of American citizens in pursuit of his personal legacy. Under President Obama’s plan, terrorists currently detained at Guantanamo Bay will be moved to a yet-to-be-determined facility within... Read more

  • Conaway Supports Legislation to Manage U.S. Debt Responsibly
    Posted in Press Release on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3442, the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act. This legislation establishes a new debt limit framework that enhances accountability, reduces disruptive risk, and incorporates debt reduction solutions. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of support upon passage: “Just like in a household, it is irresponsible as a nation to just sit back and take on debt without a plan to tackle the debt you’ve alre... Read more

  • Conaway Responds to President’s Last Budget
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s last budget, which was released today: “President Obama’s final budget proposal is full of lofty, liberal ideals without an ounce of practicality. In addition to sentencing future generations of Americans to higher taxes and mounting debt, the Obama Administration’s budget threatens to undermine an already weak U.S. economy by dealing a severe blow to America’s farmers and ranchers who ha... Read more

  • President Adds Oil Tax Proposal to His Growing List of “Last Acts”
    Posted in Press Release on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposal to charge a $10 per barrel “fee” on all oil produced in this country: “Under no circumstances will I let President Obama put his unrealistic, unnecessary, and costly climate change agenda above hardworking Americans. This proposed ‘fee’ is just yet another tax that will do nothing but raise prices for West Texas. The President is spending his final year in office proposing as m... Read more

  • Remembering Phil Neighbors, Community Servant
    Posted in Press Release on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) honored the life of Phil Neighbors before the House of Representatives. Below are Congressman Conaway’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service of Phil Neighbors. Phil was a pillar in the San Angelo community, and I had the pleasure of working with him frequently over the last decade. Phil dedicated his life to three things: to God, his family, and his community. He and his wife, Susan, had two ... Read more

  • House Votes to Override President’s Veto on Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted with the majority of House Republicans to override the President’s veto on theRestoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Unfortunately, too many Democrats chose to side with the President and the effort to override the veto did not meet the minimum threshold. Congressman Mike Conaway released the following statement after the vote: “It is truly unfortunate that 183 Democrats chose to side with the President in fav... Read more

  • Conaway: Must Enforce Tougher Sanctions on North Korea
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that strengthens U.S. sanctions against North Korea. H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, targets financial institutions who do business with North Korea, helps protect the U.S. from North Korean cyber-attacks, and requires enhanced inspection of any ships or aircraft carrying any North Korean cargo. “North Korea continues to threaten the United States and our allies,” said Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11).... Read more

  • President Obama Lays Out Failed Plans for His Last Year
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Tonight, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress. Congressman Mike Conaway released the following statement in response to the President’s address: “Unsurprisingly, President Obama’s vision of 'change' for the last year of his failed presidency is new regulations, costly social programs, and more big government policies infringing on every aspect of our lives. The President is doing everything he can to pad his inadequate ‘legacy’... Read more

  • Bill to Repeal Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted with the majority of House Republicans to pass the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage: “The House of Representatives has voted over 60 times to repeal Obamacare, but this piece of legislation is the first that has passed the Senate and will be sent to the President’s desk. Senate Democrats have been able to block all votes to defund Obamacar... Read more

  • The First of Obama’s Last Acts: Overreach on Gun Rights
    Posted in Press Release on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement on the President’s executive action on gun control: “Through this latest executive order, the President has once again shown his blatant disregard for the will of the American people and our constitutional right to bear arms. President Obama dictated from his bully pulpit today with concern only for his political agenda, not the people he claims to want to help. The President has yet again exhibited his refusal to work... Read more