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  • 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

  • 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