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  • VA Reform Bill Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Release on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington– Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage: “For years, we saw the Veterans Administration (VA) fail the service men and women who fought so hard for our freedom and safety. Today, with the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, we are taking further action towards a more accountable, veteran-centered VA. “Th... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Conaway Votes to Keep VA Accountable and Protect Veterans’ Access to Healthcare
    Posted in Press Release on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington– Today, the House of Representatives passed several pieces of legislation aimed at keeping the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for its actions and providing more flexibility for veterans’ healthcare, including the VA Accountability Act and the Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted for these measures, and released the following statement of support upon passage: “The veterans who served our country honorably deserve better ... Read more

  • Conaway Sponsors Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Veterans

    Washington–Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) and Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-01) introduced the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act. Currently, veterans who are appointed a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiduciary to help with benefits are automatically labeled as “mentally defective” in the VA system, which thenplaces them on the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This legislation protects veterans from this incorrect labeling, which can result i... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on passage of the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014:
    Posted in Press Release on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement on passage of the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014: “This bill addresses veterans’ access to quality health care and holds the Veterans Administration accountable. “Veterans will have access to quality care thanks to a newly created Veterans Choice Fund. The fund will expand hospital care to veterans through non-VA providers who participate in Medicare, federally-qualified... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway Vows to Protect Disabled Veterans’ Pension Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on December 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2013 Contact: Ted Monoson (202) 225-3605 Rep. Conaway Vows to Protect Disabled Veterans’ Pension Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation offered by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., that would exempt all veterans who retired from the military for physical disability, who received combat-related special compensation, or who have a service connected disab... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway Saddened to Learn of Former Congressman Skelton’s Passing
    Posted in Press Release on October 29, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton: “Ike Skelton, D-Mo., was a leader on military issues and set an example that I am proud to follow. During his years in Congress he was also a staunch advocate for our men in women in uniform. Congressman Skelton was a mentor and a dear personal friend for whom I had the utmost respect. I will miss his good humor, his wis... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway: President Obama’s budget raises taxes, spends more, never balances
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Obama’s budget released today: “The president’s budget – unveiled two months late – is just more of the same from this White House. The president wants to raise another $1 trillion in new taxes while adding $61 billion to the deficit this year. And at a time when American families are cutting back, the president’s budget increases spending by $154 billion in fiscal year 2014 alone. “The president’s budge... Read more