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  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • Chairman Conaway responds to President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal. “Like a broken record, the President’s latest budget proposal calling for higher taxes and more spending doesn’t sound any better to hard-working Americans than it did the first time around. Simply put – this budget will hurt the economy and cost American jobs. “Rural America is no exception. Under the President’s proposed tax increases, including ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway’s Statement on His Vote Against the Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Immigration

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill: “This was a flawed bill which I opposed for a multitude of reasons including the fact that it did not include restrictive language that would have hindered the President’s amnesty plan. I look forward to continuing the House’s fight against the plan. I have a commitment from our Republican leadership that this process will begin in mid-January. By that time, we w... 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

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on the DoD Making an Important Audit Deadline
    Posted in Press Release on September 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement on the Department of Defense making an important Audit Deadline: “Today marks a major milestone in the Department of Defense’s efforts to audit their financial statements. Being prepared to audit 90 percent of Fiscal Year 2015 activities is a significant stride in meeting audit readiness and audit completion deadlines in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Of course the DoD still has a significant amount of work l... Read more