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  • National Defense Authorization Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 344-81. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in support of this legislation: “This year’s NDAA begins the long and arduous process of repairing our military after the drastic cuts suffered under President Obama. This legislation prioritizes our service members, and providing a well-deserved pay raise and the readiness training and equipm... Read more

  • HASC Begins FY18 NDAA Mark Up
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) reaffirmed his support for the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with the following statement: “The National Defense Authorization Act is the most important responsibility the House Armed Services Committee undertakes. This bill delivers a well-deserved pay raise for our troops, builds upon key military readiness provisions, and provides infrastructure, equipment, and fleet modernizations that are desperately needed. “Include... Read more

  • Conaway’s 12 Carrier Act Included in Seapower Mark
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington–Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement applauding the House Armed Services, Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee on including his 12 Carrier Act into the subcommittee markup for the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act: “I am happy that my bill H.R. 941, the 12 Carrier Act, was included in today’s Seapower mark. Increasing the number of aircraft carriers from 11 to 12 is a strong move in the right direction that will empower the Navy wi... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds Ford CVN Delivery, Renews Call for 12th CVN
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Washington– Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement applauding the delivery of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier to the U.S. Navy: “The successful delivery of the first in class Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is a terrific step in the right direction for the United States seapower mission of providing safe seas for the U.S. and our allies. This new and evolved carrier and class maximizes cost, efficiency, and tax payer dollars. Its new and advanced system... Read more

  • 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