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  • AUSN Announces Support for Conaway’s 12 Carrier Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Wednesday, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) announced its support for Congressman Mike Conaway’s 12 Carrier Act. This legislation, which Congressman Conaway first introduced in 2015, increases the mandated number of operational aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy fleet from 11 to 12. The letter reads, in part, “On behalf of the Association of the United States Navy, we would like to pledge our support for H.R. 941, the 12 Carrier Act. The aircraft carrier can fulfill ... 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

  • Conaway: Audit Must Remain Priority Under New Administration
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Tuesday, a broad bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11) sent a letter to the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee calling for a continued commitment to Department of Defense (DoD) auditability throughout the confirmation process of executive branch nominees. The letter reads, in part: “DoD leaders confront a daily multitude of issues critical to our national defense. As the transition to the new administration takes place, we are concerned audit efforts may b... Read more

  • Conaway Announces Bill to add a Carrier to Navy Fleet
    Posted in Press Release on November 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Tuesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) announced the introduction of H.R. 3329, legislation to increase the number of operational aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy fleet mandated by law from 11 to 12. This announcement comes after revelations during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that the Navy will not have the capabilities to provide a “continuous” aircraft carrier presence in both the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific until fiscal year 2021. “When the United States fi... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement regarding the Iran Nuclear Agreement: “The goal of a deal with Iran was to prevent Iran from obtaining or developing a nuclear weapon. Instead of dismantling Iran’s nuclear program permanently, this agreement only delays it by 9 months and provides Iran with unrestricted financial assets it can then use to support terrorism. The deal also hinges on Iran’s cooperation with international inspectors, which has never been ... Read more

  • Conaway, Walz: DoD Must Make Auditability a Priority
    Posted in Press Release on April 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Monday, a broad bipartisan coalition, led by Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Tim Walz (D-MN), sent a letter to Secretary Carter regarding his commitment to making the Department of Defense (DoD) fully auditable and his strategy to achieve this goal. The Department’s recent advances in better financial management and audit came with Secretary Panetta’s decision to make audit a priority. Secretary Carter’s leadership and dedication to maintaining the audit efforts is imperative to finish... Read more

  • Conaway Response to Defense IG USMC Audit Retraction
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington–Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense Inspector General retracting the U.S. Marine Corps fiscal year 2012 audit: “These developments are the difficult part of the ugly under-belly of the audit process, and to some degree are expected. That is why I have pushed the Department of Defense to begin auditing now, rather than wait until the 2017 deadline when the Department of Defense is required to be fully audit ready. ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on the Deal with Cuba
    Posted in Press Release on December 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Defense

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement on the deal with Cuba: “The agreement announced today is a poorly negotiated deal for America and for the Cuban people. We have given up significant leverage in exchange for few tangible benefits for our country or the average Cuban. As far as I can see, this deal makes no significant gains on either democratization or increasing respect for human rights in a country where the government controls every single aspect of life. ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Passage of the Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement on House passage of the conference report for the Defense Authorization Bill: “I am pleased that the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization Bill that the House passed yesterday includes several important provisions that I worked on. “One provision would require the Department of Defense to award Purple Hearts to soldiers killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. I offered this amendment on behalf of Congressman John Carter (R-... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Contract Awards and House Armed Services Upcoming Audit Briefing
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the Schedule of Budgetary Activity (SBA) audit contract winners for the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The contracts were awarded as follows: KPMG will audit the Army; Ernst & Young will audit the Air Force; and Cotton & Company will audit the Navy. The United States Marine Corps is already under audit. The companies will begin the current year auditing work on January 1, 2015. On Tuesday, December 9th, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a ful... Read more