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  • 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

  • Department of Defense Audit Officially Underway
    Posted in Press Release on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing entitled, “Department of DefenseUpdate on the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Plan." Following the hearing, Congressman Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement: “Full auditability of the Department of Defense (DoD) has remained a top priority for me since I came to Congress in 2005. As a CPA, I understand the importance of an organization’s accountability through a full audit. Even more importan... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Pentagon’s Audit Commitment
    Posted in Press Release on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, Department of Defense Comptroller David Norquist announced an agency-wide audit of the Pentagon’s $2.4t in assets. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the announcement: “Today’s announcement is a major turning point for Department of Defense auditability. The commitment to perform a full, annual audit of the DoD will provide the taxpayers the accountability they deserve, as well as present opportunities for increased efficiency within the Dep... Read more

  • 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

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