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  • Conaway Announces Bill to add a Carrier to Navy Fleet
    Posted in Press Release on November 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Tuesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) announced the introduction of H.R. 3329, legislation to increase the number of operational aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy fleet mandated by law from 11 to 12. This announcement comes after revelations during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that the Navy will not have the capabilities to provide a “continuous” aircraft carrier presence in both the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific until fiscal year 2021. “When the United States fi... Read more

  • Conaway Delivers Weekly Republican Address: Lift the Oil Export Ban for More Jobs, Lower Prices, and Stronger Allies
    Posted in Press Release on October 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington–In this week’s Republican address, CongressmanMike Conaway(TX-11) calls on President Obama to join Republicans’ efforts to lift the nation’s outdated ban on crude oil exports. Lifting the ban, as the House votedto do on Friday, would help create more jobs, lower gasoline prices, and boost our friends and allies around the world. “The outdated policies of the 1970s should not and must not limit the possibilities of the 21st century,” Conaway says. Remarks of House Agriculture Committe... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Lift the Oil Export Ban
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Friday, the House of Representatives passed legislation to lift the antiquated ban on crude oil exports. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), a cosponsor of H.R. 702, released the following statement upon passage: “It’s great to see this critical legislation pass the House of Representatives by such a large majority. The ban on crude oil exports has plagued our nation for over 40 years now, slowing economic growth and job creation. If we were to lift the ban today, we would see close to... Read more

  • Conaway Selected to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington– Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) was selected to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, October 10.Conaway will discuss Republicans’ efforts to build on America’s energy boom, which has helped put many Americans back to work and revitalize our manufacturing base. “It’s an honor to deliver this week’s Republican Address,” said Congressman Conaway. “We have the chance right now to build on the American oil renaissance, and both boost economic growth at home, and provide a ... Read more

  • Conaway Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Release on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and voted against a Continuing Resolution that would fund the government at current levels, including budget authority for Planned Parenthood through the middle of December. Despite protest from Congressman Conaway and many other conservative members of the House, the Continuing Resolution passed by a vote of 277-151 and will now be going to the President’s desk. Congressman Conaway released the following sta... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Boehner Retirement
    Posted in Press Release on September 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response to Rep. John Boehner’s announcement that he will retire from Congress at the end of October: “I’d like to thank John Boehner for his nearly 25 years of service to our nation. Speaker of the House is not an easy role, and John was faced with immense challenges during his tenure as Speaker. His decision to step down as Speaker was a selfless act, and I commend his decision to avoid a source of conflict within... Read more

  • House Subcommittee Approves Oil Export Ban Lift
    Posted in Press Release on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power passed legislation that would lift the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), a chief supporter of lifting the ban, released the following statement in response: “Today, we overcame an important hurdle as the Energy and Power Subcommittee overwhelmingly voted to pass legislation that would lift the antiquated ban on crude oil exports. The economic benefits of lifting the... Read more

  • Conaway Responds to Green Light on Obamacare Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response to a U.S. District Judge’s decision to allow the U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell lawsuit to proceed: “I am glad to see a U.S. District Judge give Congressional Republicans the green light to proceed with a lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional implementation of Obamacare. When the President and his administration implemented his signature health care law, they spent taxpayer d... Read more

  • Conaway Votes to Keep VA Accountable and Protect Veterans’ Access to Healthcare
    Posted in Press Release on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington– Today, the House of Representatives passed several pieces of legislation aimed at keeping the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for its actions and providing more flexibility for veterans’ healthcare, including the VA Accountability Act and the Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted for these measures, and released the following statement of support upon passage: “The veterans who served our country honorably deserve better ... Read more

  • REINS Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington– Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, theRegulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny of 2015 (REINS). This legislation requires the House of Representatives and the Senate to take an up or down on any new regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more before it can be enforced. “This president has shown time and time again that he is willing to bypass Congress when it comes time to getting what he wants,” said Congressman Mike Conaway. “A bur... Read more