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  • Government Funding Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington– Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement Wednesday upon passage of H.R. 244, The Consolidated Appropriations Act: “This funding bill keeps our government open and running through FY2017, which is a win for our country. It increases military spending, taking a step towards rebuilding the strength and readiness of our military. Border security is also a priority in this legislation, which includes an additional $1.5 billion for critical infrastructure, innovat... Read more

  • Conaway to Lead Russia Investigation
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington– Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the Speaker’s announcement that Rep. Conaway would be taking the lead on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Russia investigation: “I have been a member of the House Intelligence Committee for over eight years now, and it is a responsibility I take with the utmost seriousness. My profession as a CPA and auditor has taught me to be objective and methodical, and that is how I intend to help lead this... Read more

  • AUSN Announces Support for Conaway’s 12 Carrier Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Wednesday, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) announced its support for Congressman Mike Conaway’s 12 Carrier Act. This legislation, which Congressman Conaway first introduced in 2015, increases the mandated number of operational aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy fleet from 11 to 12. The letter reads, in part, “On behalf of the Association of the United States Navy, we would like to pledge our support for H.R. 941, the 12 Carrier Act. The aircraft carrier can fulfill ... Read more

  • Update: The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington– Friday, a vote was scheduled on the American Health Care Act. Congress Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement: “After seven years of promising the American people that we would repeal and replace Obamacare, we got very close but ultimately came up short. Throughout the course of the day, it became clear that there was still not a consensus and President Trump asked Speaker Ryan to delay any further work on this legislation. The fact that we couldn’t get there shows ju... Read more

  • Conaway Sponsored Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Veterans

    Washington– Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to pass H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bill, which Congressman Conaway cosponsored, passed the House 240-175. “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)... Read more

  • Conaway Votes for SCRUB Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to pass H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2017. This bill, which establishes a commission to identify regulations that are ineffective and should be immediately repealed, passed the House of Representatives 240-185. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage: “The SCRUB Act provides us with an independent review process to identify outdated and... Read more

  • 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