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  • 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

  • Historic Tax Cuts Pass House
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington– Tuesday, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 227-203. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage: “This is a historic day. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act delivers on the promise Republicans made to the American people to provide financial relief to hardworking families across our nation, create a pro-jobs business environment, and encourage investments in our economy. “American families will see lower tax rates st... Read more

  • Majority of House Cosponsors Local Radio Freedom Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington– A majority of the House of Representatives has now signaled their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act by cosponsoring this bill, led by Congressmen Mike Conaway (TX-11) and Gene Green (TX-29). This legislation, which opposes any new taxes or fees for music played on local radio stations, now has 219 cosponsors. “Local radio stations provide an invaluable service for communities, keeping citizens apprised of news, weather updates, and other emergency alerts. In the case of natura... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Pentagon’s Audit Commitment
    Posted in Press Release on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, Department of Defense Comptroller David Norquist announced an agency-wide audit of the Pentagon’s $2.4t in assets. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the announcement: “Today’s announcement is a major turning point for Department of Defense auditability. The commitment to perform a full, annual audit of the DoD will provide the taxpayers the accountability they deserve, as well as present opportunities for increased efficiency within the Dep... Read more

  • Conaway: Sweeping Tax Reform Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, by a vote of 227-205. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of support following passage: “Today, the House of Representatives passed the most sweeping tax reform legislation this country has seen in over 30 years. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans are putting Americans in the driver’s seat. An average, middle-income American family of four earning $59,000 a year wi... Read more

  • Conaway Announces Support for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Release on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House Republican Conference unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a new plan for a simpler, fairer tax code. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of support: “Our nation’s tax code is no longer working for middle class families. Small businesses are struggling to stay competitive. Job creation is stagnant. Americans are working harder than ever, but just aren’t seeing the benefits. “Today, House Republicans released a plan for a simpler, fair... Read more

  • House Passes Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the framework for tax reform legislation through the FY2018 Budget Resolution. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage: “The last time the tax code received a major overhaul, it was 1986 and a gallon of gas cost 89 cents. A lot has changed over the last 30 years, but our overly complex tax code has not and America’s middle-class families, who are now struggling to make ends meet, are suffering as a ... Read more

  • House Passes FY18 Budget
    Posted in Press Release on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed Building a Better America, the House Republicans’ budget proposal for FY18. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), who also spoke on the House Floor in support of this legislation, released the following statement upon passage: “As a legislator—but more importantly as a father and grandfather—I am seriously concerned about the mountain of debt our nation is passing on to our children and grandchildren. Today, the House of Representatives pass... Read more

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