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  • Conaway Introduces Stopping Foreign Businesses Sanctuary Act
    Posted in Press Release on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington–Tuesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Stopping Foreign Businesses Sanctuary Act, legislation to protect American businesses from foreign companies manipulating claims of immunity in U.S. courts. “Under current law, foreign companies who are conducting commercial activity in the United States can claim immunity in U.S. courts by arguing they are an extension of their government. This is particularly frequent among Chinese companies, who tie themselves to the Chinese... Read more

  • Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington–Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. This bill, which Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) is an original cosponsor of, passed by a vote of 225-192. “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides critical access to everyday life for millions of Americans who are living with a disability,” said Rep. Conaway. “Unfortunately, cash-hungry attorneys are taking advantage of the ADA by filing frivolous lawsuits against small businesses- ... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Budget Deal, Government Funding
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Friday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after Congress passed a government funding package and a two-year budget deal: “This legislation does exactly what President Trump called on Congress to do by taking care of our military, as well as providing much needed relief for cotton and dairy farmers. This bill also extends funding for community health centers and rural hospitals, and includes key provisions from legislation I authored: The Carbon Capture... Read more

  • DoD Audit Progress Being Made Despite Hard Realities
    Posted in Press Release on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington – Monday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the news that the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency failed to document $800 million in construction projects: “This is the hard reality of a much-needed audit underway. While many will view this as a lack of progress, the audit is actually beginning to work by turning up failures in accounting. Just a few years ago, a situation of this magnitude would have gone unnoticed. With this finding, DLA... Read more

  • Conaway Leads Letter on Carbon Capture Act
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington– Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) led a bipartisan group of 43 Members of Congress calling on Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, andCommittee on Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal to include H.R. 3761, the Carbon Capture Act, in any upcoming tax extenders package. The letter reads, in part: We write to request the House adopt similar 45Q language as our Senate colleagues in any tax extenders package tha... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on HPSCI Memo
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement regarding the House Intelligence Committee memorandum: “The House Intelligence Committee memorandum is the result of months of diligent investigation by the Committee. After a Committee vote this week, the memo has been made available to all Members of the House of Representatives. The Committee is now seeking input from colleagues who have read the memo regarding its content and next steps, including potentially rele... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Schumer Shutdown
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement following the Senate Democrat's decision to shut the government down: “Earlier in the week, the House of Representatives passed a government funding package that would keep our military funded, keep the government open, extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for another 6 years, and provide relief from three taxes imposed by Obamacare. “Despite all the good done for Americans in this funding package, Se... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Bill Connecting the Rest to the West
    Posted in Press Release on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced legislation to expand Interstate 14. H.R. 4823, entitled Connecting the Rest to the West, would connect Brady, Texas and Junction, Texas, through San Angelo, Texas to Midland, Texas. “The Concho Valley region provides a critical and strategic crossroads for our national security and economic trade routes,” said Congressman Conaway. “San Angelo is one the largest cities in the nation without an interstate running through it and ex... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Bill to Protect America from Chinese Spyware
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– This week, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced H.R. 4747, The Defending U.S. Government Communications Act. This bill prohibits the U.S. government from purchasing or leasing telecommunications equipment and/or services from Huawei, ZTE, or any subsidiaries/affiliates thereof. “Chinese commercial technology is a vehicle for the Chinese government to spy on United States federal agencies, posing a severe national security threat,” said Congressman Conaway. “Allowing Huawei, Z... Read more

  • Department of Defense Audit Officially Underway
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing entitled, “Department of DefenseUpdate on the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Plan." Following the hearing, Congressman Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement: “Full auditability of the Department of Defense (DoD) has remained a top priority for me since I came to Congress in 2005. As a CPA, I understand the importance of an organization’s accountability through a full audit. Even more importan... Read more

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