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  • 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

  • House Passes Bill Authorizing Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in Press Release on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington–Friday, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation next week. “The Keystone XL Pipeline will create tens of thousands of quality jobs and is expected to bring $2 billion in earnings to the United States, all while making America more energy secure. Unfortunately, President Obama has chosen to play politics with this important project despite the fact tha... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Passage of The Customer Protection and End User Relief Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement on passage of the Customer Protection and End User Relief Act: American agricultural producers, utilities, and other businesses rely on commodities and derivatives markets to serve their customers and compete in a global marketplace. The Customer Protection and End User Relief Act protects them from costly bureaucratic overreach. It also significantly reduces the damage a failed Futures Commission Merchant... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill introduced to repeal onerous fuel restrictions
    Posted in Press Release on June 25, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    A bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by U.S. Representative Mike Conaway (R-Texas), have introduced legislation to permanently repeal Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Section 526 prohibits the federal government from purchasing any fuel “unless the contract specifies that the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and combustion … [are] less than or equal to such emissions from the equivalent conven... Read more

  • Conaway statement on Ending the President’s War on American Energy
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, DC – Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement today on passage of the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act (H.R. 3409). “President Obama’s war on American energy is as real as it is dangerous and misguided, and coal is no exception. Today, I proudly supported the passage of H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act to stop this administration’s efforts to eliminate a key part of our domestic energy mix, the American coal industry.... Read more

  • Conaway Supports Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) made the following statement after the House voted to pass the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 4480. “The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act will reverse the glacial pace of permitting and the pointless regulations designed by the administration to slow down energy production on Federal Lands. “The oil and gas industry has been thriving on private land despite the Administration’s attempts to suffocate it. This resurgence is driven by pioneering entrepreneurs a... Read more

  • Conaway Supports Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) offered the following comments after the house approved the FY 13 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, H.R. 5325. The legislation would provide $32.1 billion for the Energy Department, Army Corps of Engineers and federal water projects for fiscal 2013. This represents a cut to non-security spending of $187.5 million below last year’s level and a $275 million increase to critical security spending, consistent with the House-passed budget. “Today’s Ener... Read more

  • Conaway’s Fuel Fury
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Defense

    Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) proposed two amendments to the Defense Budget for fiscal year 2013 aimed at strengthening domestic energy security and reducing cost. Both amendments passed the full committee and will be included in the Defense Authorization measure scheduled to reach the House floor next week. The first amendment would exempt the Department of Defense from the Alternative Fuel Procurement Requirement and the second amendment would limit the DOD from purchasing any alterna... Read more

  • Conaway calls for the resignation of top EPA official for call to ‘crucify’ oil companies
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Energy and Environment

    Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) called on Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson to terminate Al Armendariz, the agency’s Region 6 administrator, for comments he made comparing the agency’s enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixion. Rep. Conaway released the following statement: “Administrator Armendariz’s comments reflect a vindictive culture within EPA Region 6 that is driven more by ideology than science. It is no secret in Texas, the heart of America’s oil and ga... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Speaks at the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative to Release Recommendations to Increase Domestic Oil Production & Reduce Emissions
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) made the following comments during the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative’s (NEORI) press conference today on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. “I want to thank all the participants in the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative for their hard work over the past eight months. This project has yielded many new relationships, some surprising common ground, and a couple of good recommendations for Members of Congress to consider. I have no doubt that the ground... Read more

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