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  • House Passes Conaway’s Resolution to Oppose Nord Stream II
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Defense

    Washington–Tuesday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Mike Conaway’s H. Res. 1035, expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage: “Vladimir Putin is once again attempting to flex Russia’s energy muscle to exert control over Western Europe through the construction of Nord Stream II, an underwater gas pipeline that would connect the Russian Federation to Germany through the Baltic Sea. Despite ... Read more

  • Department of Defense Completes First Audit
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement regarding the completion of the Department of Defense’s first audit: “After years of hard work, the Department of Defense has officially completed its first ever audit of the entire department. Given the sheer size of the DoD, many questioned the feasibility of a full audit. I applaud the many men and women whose determination made this accomplishment possible. “Not enough can be said about the magnitude of th... Read more

  • Conaway, Green Introduce Resolution to Support and Defend Israel
    Posted in Press Release on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Wednesday, Congressmen Mike Conaway and Gene Green of Texas introduced H. Con. Res. 139, a resolution expressing support for the United States to pursue and enter into a military treaty alliance of extended deterrence with the State of Israel. “Israel is our most important ally in an increasingly unstable region, and America and Israel have a long history of cooperation critical to both nations’ safety and security,” said Congressman Conaway. “Congressional support for Israel has neve... Read more

  • NDAA Conference Report Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report by a vote of 359-54. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage: “The annual National Defense Authorization Act provides our men and women in uniform with the training, equipment, and resources they need in order to successfully perform their mission. This year’s NDAA honors President Trump’s commitment to our servicemembers to improve ... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces The FriendSHIP Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–This week, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 6000, The FriendSHIP Act: “After examining U.S. security concerns on a congressional delegation trip to Southeast Asia last week, it is clear this region of the world presents direct dangers to America’s safety. It is crucial that the U.S. does more to empower our allies and friends in the region. “This legislation authorizes the transfer of an amphibious ship to Japan, providing our c... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Legislation to Enforce Fair Trade with China
    Posted in Press Release on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–After returning from a CODEL to China and South East Asia last week, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) partnered with Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) to introduce the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act. “China has taken advantage of our trading relationship, becoming increasingly aggressive with illegal trade practices in an attempt to specifically undermine and drive American companies out of business,” said Congressman Conaway. “This presents significant national security and economi... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Resolutions to Support Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced two resolutions, H.Res. 846 and H.Res. 847, calling on Congress to supportEstonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Georgia. “Russian aggression continues to present a threat to our allies in Eastern Europe,” said Congressman Conaway. “The resolutions I’ve introduced ask Congress to reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty ofGeorgia and the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and recognize the importance of coop... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Budget Deal, Government Funding
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Friday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after Congress passed a government funding package and a two-year budget deal: “This legislation does exactly what President Trump called on Congress to do by taking care of our military, as well as providing much needed relief for cotton and dairy farmers. This bill also extends funding for community health centers and rural hospitals, and includes key provisions from legislation I authored: The Carbon Capture... Read more

  • DoD Audit Progress Being Made Despite Hard Realities
    Posted in Press Release on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington – Monday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the news that the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency failed to document $800 million in construction projects: “This is the hard reality of a much-needed audit underway. While many will view this as a lack of progress, the audit is actually beginning to work by turning up failures in accounting. Just a few years ago, a situation of this magnitude would have gone unnoticed. With this finding, DLA... 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

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