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  • Conaway Reintroduces Carbon Capture Act
    Posted in Press Release on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington– Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) led a bipartisan coalition of 30 members in introducing H.R. 3761, the Carbon Capture Act. This legislation incentivizes carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects, a technology that can capture up to 90 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions produced from the use of traditional fuel methods in electricity generation and industrial processes. “The outpouring of bipartisan support for carbon capture and sequestration projects is overwh... 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

  • House Passes Legislation to Lift the Oil Export Ban
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Friday, the House of Representatives passed legislation to lift the antiquated ban on crude oil exports. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), a cosponsor of H.R. 702, released the following statement upon passage: “It’s great to see this critical legislation pass the House of Representatives by such a large majority. The ban on crude oil exports has plagued our nation for over 40 years now, slowing economic growth and job creation. If we were to lift the ban today, we would see close to... Read more

  • The new EPA regulations are redundant and will kill jobs
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    By Reps. Mike Conaway, Jeb Hensarling and Sam Johnson Published in the Dallas Morning News Throughout the anemic Obama “recovery,” one of the bright spots in the economy has been the oil and gas sector. At a time when many Americans were struggling with unemployment or underemployment, this industry has provided good-paying jobs. In Texas, the oil and gas industry is responsible for nearly 2 million jobs and more than 20 percent of the state economy. Yet today, the Environmental Protection Agenc... Read more

  • House Subcommittee Approves Oil Export Ban Lift
    Posted in Press Release on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power passed legislation that would lift the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), a chief supporter of lifting the ban, released the following statement in response: “Today, we overcame an important hurdle as the Energy and Power Subcommittee overwhelmingly voted to pass legislation that would lift the antiquated ban on crude oil exports. The economic benefits of lifting the... Read more

  • Agriculture Committee holds hearing to examine positive impacts of lifting oil export ban
    Posted in Press Release on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy and Environment

    Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine the economic impact that exporting crude oil would have on the rural and national economy. Members of the committee heard from experts on energy development and the rural economy, who focused on the advantages to lifting the ban on oil exports. “The majority of oil development takes place in rural areas like Texas’ Eleventh Congressional District, and when development slows or prices swing wildly, the health of those rural communit... Read more

  • Conaway, Westerman Introduce Accountable Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington– Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) and Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) introduced the Accountable Recovery Act. This legislation requires that recovery plans for species conservation are made publically available once a species is listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to recover species, but all too often species are listed with no real plans for recovery,” said Congressman Conaway. “This ... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Legislation to Lift the Oil Export Ban
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Monday, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) announced the introduction of H.R 2369, the Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015, which will lift the oil export ban.H.R. 2369 is the companion legislation for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s bill to lift the oil export ban, S. 1312. “The 40 year ban on oil exports is out of date and out of touch with America’s thriving energy industry,” said Congressman Conaway. “At the time the ban was introduced, it served... Read more

  • Conaway Supports Bill to Stop "Waters of the United States" Proposed Rule
    Posted in Press Release on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy and Environment

    Washington– Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) spoke in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, passed the House by a vote of 261-155. Congressman Conaway delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of this legislation: I rise today in strong support of H.R. 1732, the Regulato... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Resolution Honoring Those Leading American Energy Revolution
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced H.Res. 243, a resolution asking Congress to support the hard working men and women who are leading the United States Energy revolution in West Texas. “ We have witnessed the impact of their strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative technological advances that have grown our economy, created jobs, and bolstered our national security,” said Congressman Conaway. “We depend on their exhaustive and dangerous work to power our homes, pa... Read more