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  • House Passes Kate’s Law, Legislation to Prevent Sanctuary Cities
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington–Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined the House of Representatives to pass two key pieces of legislation. H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, strengthens the law against dangerous sanctuary city polices that shield criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, increases penalties for deported felons who illegally return to the United States. “These two bills take critical steps towards preventing dangerous criminals from illeg... Read more

  • Conaway: Sanctuary Cities Endanger our Communities
    Posted in Press Release on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington– Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act. Currently, there are nearly 300 jurisdictions have designated themselves as “Sanctuary Cities,” and are refusing to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. This bill preventsthose cities from receiving specific federal grants until they begin enforcing the law. “Sanctuary cities are endangering the lives of American citizens by not following the law,” said Congressman Mike Conaway. “Th... Read more

  • Conaway Signs Amicus Brief Challenging Obama’s Illegal Amnesty Plan
    Posted in Press Release on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined 112 Members of the House and Senate to sign an amicus brief in the lawsuit brought against the Obama Administration by the State of Texas challenging the constitutionality of the President’s illegal amnesty plan. “The President disregarded the Constitution when he implemented his illegal amnesty plan last year,” said Congressman Conaway. “As a result, the State of Texas stepped up to lead a lawsuit against the Administration to stop the Preside... Read more

  • Conaway Responds to Passage of DHS Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington– Today, Congress passed a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year, but does nothing to address President Obama’s illegal amnesty plan. Congressman Mike Conaway released the following statement in response to his vote against this legislation: “Earlier in the year, I supported the legislation passed by the House of Representatives to fund the Department of Homeland Security and prevent the President’s illegal amnesty plan from being... Read more

  • Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks President's Illegal Amnesty Plan
    Posted in Press Release on February 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington – Last night, a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. This decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by 26 states against the President challenging the constitutionality of his amnesty plan. "It's no surprise that a federal judge placed a preliminary injunction on this executive action, because the President himself said over 20 times that he did not have the authority to act on immigration in the manner that he did. Presiden... Read more

  • Senate Must Act on DHS Funding
    Posted in Press Release on February 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington – In January, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 240, the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year as well as defund the President’s illegal amnesty plan. However, the Senate has not yet passed similar legislation, and DHS funding is set to run out in just two weeks. “The Senate must now act to keep the Department of Homeland Security open and functional past February 28th,” said Congress... Read more

  • Conaway Votes to End President’s Illegal Amnesty Plan
    Posted in Press Release on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 240, the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, by a vote of 236-191. This legislation funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year, and defunds the President’s illegal amnesty plan. “Last November, President Obama wrongly granted amnesty to as many as five million illegal immigrants through an unlawful executive action,” said Congressman Conaway. “His decision to circumvent the proper legislative process was n... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway’s Statement on His Vote Against the Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Immigration

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill: “This was a flawed bill which I opposed for a multitude of reasons including the fact that it did not include restrictive language that would have hindered the President’s amnesty plan. I look forward to continuing the House’s fight against the plan. I have a commitment from our Republican leadership that this process will begin in mid-January. By that time, we w... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on President Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Order
    Posted in Press Release on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) Statement on President Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Order: “After the election, President Obama said he wanted to work with Republicans to do what is in the country’s best interest. With today’s decision, he is picking a fight with my fellow Republicans and me and pushing a policy that is not in America’s best interest. If the American public had wanted him to do this, they would have voted differently earlier this month. He told the American publi... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Passage of the Border Security Bill
    Posted in Press Release on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement regarding passage of the border security bills: “The bills provide Border Patrol agents the immediate tools they need to address the crisis at our border. We have done this in a fiscally responsible way by making cuts in other areas to pay for this, rather than adding to our national debt. The bills include a provision amending a 2008 law that the Administration has used to slow the process of returning children from Central... Read more