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  • Conaway Votes to Protect States from Obama Abortion Regulation
    Posted in Press Release on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    Washington, D.C.–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to protect Title X grant funding for states who choose to not offer funding for abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. This legislation, H.J. Res 43, passed the House of Representatives 230-188. “The regulation that we voted to repeal today was one of President Obama’s last ditch efforts to supersede state law and force taxpayer funded abortions,” said Congressman Conaway. “Individual states have always had the authority to... Read more

  • House Uses CRA To Roll Back Obama-Era Regulations
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Veterans, Energy and Environment, Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C.–This week, Congress employed the Congressional Review Act to roll back 5 costly regulations implemented by the Obama Administration. Three of these regulations were written to hurt the energy industry, one took aim at the 2nd amendment, and one would have discouraged competition for federal contracts. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon House passage of all five bills: “Under the Obama Administration, burdensome overregulation became the new n... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Legislation to Curb Abusive ADA Lawsuits and Improve the ADA
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) along with Reps. Poe (R-TX), Peters (D-CA), Bera (D-CA), Calvert (R-CA), and Speier (D-CA) introduced H.R. 620, The Bipartisan ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. This legislation will curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs that abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “The Americans with Disabilities Act has made tremendous progress in increasing accessibility. Like so many good things, however, bad ac... Read more

  • Reps. Conaway and Wenstrup Introduce Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Veterans

    Washington– Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced H.R. 629, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act. Under current law, veterans who receive help navigating their benefits from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiduciary are automatically labeled as “mentally defective” in the VA system. This incorrect label wrongly places them in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), denying veterans their Second Amendment ... Read more

  • Reps. Conaway and Green Reintroduce Local Radio Freedom Act
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Tuesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes and new taxes or fees for music played on local radio stations. The resolution has 113 additional original cosponsors. “Communities rely on local radio stations for news, weather updates, and other emergency alerts. A proposed ‘performance tax’ on local radio stations has the potential to put the future of these stations in jeopardy,” said Co... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway, House of Representatives Take First Step Toward Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Release on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted for the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2017, which includes the legislative pathway to repealing Obamacare. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage: “There is no question that Obamacare was built on broken promises to the American people.Today’s vote is a critical first step towards repealing President Obama’s signature healthcare law, as it will allow the Senate to repeal Obamacare without the risk o... Read more

  • Reps. Conaway and Issa Introduce Storage Solution For Nation’s Nuclear Waste
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)introduced a bill that would pave a path forward for storage of the nation’s nuclear waste. The Interim Consolidated Storage Act would allow the Department of Energy to use interest from the National Nuclear Fund to contract temporary storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel and could have the federal government begin collecting waste from nuclear facilities across the country in as little as 5 years. Congress... Read more

  • Conaway: Audit Must Remain Priority Under New Administration
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Tuesday, a broad bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11) sent a letter to the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee calling for a continued commitment to Department of Defense (DoD) auditability throughout the confirmation process of executive branch nominees. The letter reads, in part: “DoD leaders confront a daily multitude of issues critical to our national defense. As the transition to the new administration takes place, we are concerned audit efforts may b... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Provide for National Defense
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statementupon House passage of H.R. 4909, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “The 2017 NDAA is absolutely critical to our national security. Most importantly, it provides our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to properly execute their missions to protect the United States of America in an increasingly unstable world. “President Obama is already following ... Read more

  • Armed Services Committee Passes Conaway Amendment to Secure the Border
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington–Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would streamline the application process for veterans applying to certain border patrol jobs within Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “Under current law, a small group of veterans who have honorably served our nation in the military and wish to continue their service with CBP are forced to comply with a le... Read more