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  • Congressman Conaway Calls on President Obama to Work with Republicans to Reduce the Deficit and Strengthen the Economy
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) released the following statement on the State of the Union: “The President’s State of the Union address makes it clear that he has not learned the lessons of ObamaCare. If he had worked with Republicans on ObamaCare, rather than insisting on going it alone, many of the ObamaCare problems could have been avoided. “I oppose his decision to act unilaterally to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors and his call for Congress to approve a ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Votes to Reduce Federal Spending
    Posted in Press Release on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the followed statement regarding his vote in favor of the Budget Agreement: “This bill is part of an ongoing effort by House Republicans to rein in out of control federal spending that threatens our national security and is harming our economy. We have been working on this since we gained control of the House of Representatives in 2011. We have changed the conversation from, ‘How much do we increase spending?’ to ‘How much do we ... Read more

  • Congressman Conaway Statement on Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec., 12, 2013 Contact: Ted Monoson (202) 225-3605 Congressman K. Michael Conaway Statement on Budget Agreement Washington - Congressman K. Michael Conaway issued the followed statement regarding his vote in favor of the Budget Agreement: "I supported the budget agreement because the status quo is unacceptable. Under the sequester our military faces an indiscriminate slashing of resources, which is putting the men and women in our armed forces in unnecessary danger. The s... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway: President Obama’s budget raises taxes, spends more, never balances
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Obama’s budget released today: “The president’s budget – unveiled two months late – is just more of the same from this White House. The president wants to raise another $1 trillion in new taxes while adding $61 billion to the deficit this year. And at a time when American families are cutting back, the president’s budget increases spending by $154 billion in fiscal year 2014 alone. “The president’s budge... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway statement on the State of the Union address
    Posted in Press Release on February 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Veterans, Defense, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address: “President Obama asserts that America is moving in the right direction. But a nation that has $16 trillion in debt and 22.7 million unemployed citizens is moving in exactly the wrong direction. “The president speaks of the need to halt the rise in government borrowing and to stabilize our debt. Stabilizing our debt isn’t enough; we must reduce... Read more

  • Rep. Conaway statement on fiscal cliff vote
    Posted in Press Release on January 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding his no vote on the fiscal cliff deal: “While I am relieved that taxes will not be raised on 98 percent of Americans and that the farm bill will be extended for another year, this bill had serious flaws. This legislation included extraneous, unnecessary tax extenders that were not relevant to resolving the fiscal cliff and should not have been included. “In addition, the two-month sequester postponemen... Read more

  • Conaway: Today’s tough choices will make a better tomorrow
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) offered the following comments after the House approved a bill funding the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2013. “Today the House put forward an Appropriations bill that meets the needs of our nation while spending nothing more. “No one said upholding our pledge to reform government and restrain spending would be easy; but through hard work, tough decisions, and necessary cuts, we were able to pull together and p... Read more

  • Conaway puts foot down and says no to short-sighted tradeoffs
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) offered the following comments after the house approved H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. The legislation would provide a two year extension of the nation’s surface transportation programs, a five year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program and a one year extension of reduced borrowing rates for subsidized Stafford Loan borrowers. “I support many of the reforms in this bill, but ultimately voted against it because it will leave... Read more

  • Conaway supports House contempt vote against US attorney general
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) released the following statement after the House voted to charge Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress for ignoring a congressional subpoena for documents related to Fast and Furious, the failed federal gun trafficking operation. “Transparency and accountability are not optional; government officials are responsible for their actions and decisions, especially when a tragedy such as the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent occurs. “The family of Agen... Read more

  • Obstruction of the worst kind
    Posted in Press Release on June 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway made the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. “In a democracy, questions and investigations serve as a powerful tool. To that end, Congress is empowered to subpoena the people and records that it needs to enact laws and institute reforms. “As the chief decision maker at the Departmen... Read more

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