Congressman Mike Conaway | 11th District of Texas
January 13, 2017

Conaway Chronicle: Upcoming Town Hall MeetingsLocal Swearing In CeremonyStorage Solution for Nation's Nuclear Waste

Thank you for reading The Conaway Chronicle, a review of my activities in Congress and the 11th District.

Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

Next week, I will be holding two town hall meetings in the district that are open to the public. I always enjoy talking to constituents and learning more about what issues are most important to you. Please join me if you are able to!

WHAT: Stanton Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
WHERE: Martin County Library, 200 St. Mary Street

WHAT: Sterling Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
WHERE: First National Bank – Board Room, 602 4th Street

Local Swearing In Ceremony

Tuesday, I will be taking part in a local swearing-in ceremony in Midland, at the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse. U.S. District Judge Robert Junell will be holding the ceremony, and I look forward to once again taking the oath to represent my constituents to the best of my ability in Congress. 

Any constituents who would like to attend are welcome. The ceremony starts at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17th, and the courthouse is located at 200 E. Wall Street. I hope to see you there!

                                       A picture from the last local swearing-in ceremony in January of 2015

Storage Solution for Nation's Nuclear Waste

This week, Congressman Darrell Issa and I introduced a bill that paves a path forward for storage of the nation’s nuclear waste. Nuclear waste should be stored with the utmost care, but currently, licensed facilities such as Waste Control Specialists in Andrews, Texas, are not able to serve as interim nuclear waste storage sites due to an outdated law and bureaucratic inefficiencies. As a result, nuclear utility plants currently have no choice but to store their waste on site.

Andrews has long been willing to store this waste, and has the proper facilities to do so safely. Unfortunately, despite Andrews' continually asking for the proper permits to make this happen, current law needs to be changed. This legislation allows the Department of Energy to cut through the red tape and enter into contracts with these licensed facilities, such as the one in Andrews, ensuring that nuclear waste will be properly stored until a permanent site is established.

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Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District