Congressman Mike Conaway | 11th District of Texas
January 6, 2017

Conaway Chronicle: Standing with Israel, Swearing in the 115th Congress, ICYMI: 2016 in Review

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

Standing with Israel 

Thursday, I voted to pass H.Res. 11 – to Reject the Anti-Israel UN Resolution. H. Res. 11, which passed 342-80, calls for a repeal of the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for Israeli settlements in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall.

Israel is our strongest ally in an increasingly unstable region, and to allow a resolution to pass the United Nations Security Council that states that Judaism’s holiest sites are an ‘occupied territory’ is absolutely unacceptable. The United States has a long history of voting down anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Security Council- in fact, the United States has vetoed 42 anti-Israel resolutions since 1972. Unfortunately, President Obama and his Administration have chosen to ignore the special relationship between the United States and Israel, which is reprehensible. We must continue our nation’s long tradition of standing with Israel.

Swearing in the 115th Congress

This week, I had the honor of being sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress. After taking the Oath of Office with my colleagues on the Floor of the House of Representatives, we each signed the oath and took some time to reflect on the incredible responsibility that this office bestows upon us. 

The Oath of Office reads:

I, K. Michael Conaway, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. 

ICYMI: 2016 in Review

2016 was a very busy year in Washington and the 11th District of Texas. In case you missed it, we put out 2016: A Year in Review to highlight some of the legislative accomplishments and some of the people we met in the district in 2016. 

You can find the entire report by clicking here. 

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Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District