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  • Conaway: Last Tax Day Under the Old, Broken Tax Code
    Posted in Press Release on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington – Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement regarding Tax Day: “Thankfully, today was the last Tax Day the American people will ever have to file their taxes under the old, broken tax code. Families across America are already starting to see the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with more money in their paychecks each month, and companies are responding by raising wages, handing out bonuses, and creating new jobs across the country. “Next year, families will... 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

  • 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

  • Conaway: Sweeping Tax Reform Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, by a vote of 227-205. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of support following passage: “Today, the House of Representatives passed the most sweeping tax reform legislation this country has seen in over 30 years. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans are putting Americans in the driver’s seat. An average, middle-income American family of four earning $59,000 a year wi... Read more

  • Conaway Announces Support for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Release on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House Republican Conference unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a new plan for a simpler, fairer tax code. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of support: “Our nation’s tax code is no longer working for middle class families. Small businesses are struggling to stay competitive. Job creation is stagnant. Americans are working harder than ever, but just aren’t seeing the benefits. “Today, House Republicans released a plan for a simpler, fair... Read more

  • House Passes Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the framework for tax reform legislation through the FY2018 Budget Resolution. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage: “The last time the tax code received a major overhaul, it was 1986 and a gallon of gas cost 89 cents. A lot has changed over the last 30 years, but our overly complex tax code has not and America’s middle-class families, who are now struggling to make ends meet, are suffering as a ... Read more

  • House Passes FY18 Budget
    Posted in Press Release on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, the House of Representatives passed Building a Better America, the House Republicans’ budget proposal for FY18. Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), who also spoke on the House Floor in support of this legislation, released the following statement upon passage: “As a legislator—but more importantly as a father and grandfather—I am seriously concerned about the mountain of debt our nation is passing on to our children and grandchildren. Today, the House of Representatives pass... Read more

  • House Passes CHOICE Act to Overturn Dodd-Frank
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington– Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement upon passage of the Financial CHOICE Act: “The Dodd-Frank Act created a staggering 27,669 new regulations. Wall Street’s big banks can afford the overwhelming costs of compliance, but community banks, small businesses, and farmers and ranchers are struggling to hire new employees, invest in their futures, or get the loans they need to expand. The CHOICE Act delivers the regulatory relief Main Street needs, w... 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

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