Congressman Conaway’s Statement on His Vote Against the Fiscal Year 2015 Spending Bill
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 will have a Republican controlled Senate. It will still be a challenge to reverse the President’s executive order, but my Republican colleagues and I will not give up this fight.
“There were a lot of good things in the bill such as cutting millions of dollars from the EPA and IRS budgets and cutting EPA staffing back to 1989 levels, but unfortunately the problems with the bill outweighed the good. These fiscally conservative provisions are indicative of the work we will do in the 114th Congress.”