Congressman Mike Conaway | 11th District of Texas
June 23, 2017

Conaway Chronicle: Preserving George W. Bush's Childhood Home, Armed Services Subcommittee Approves 12 Carrier Act, Congressional Baseball Game

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

Preserving George W. Bush's Childhood Home

George W. Bush’s childhood home is a historic property in Midland, Texas that tells a tale of two presidents, two governors, and two first ladies. This week, I reintroduced the George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act.

The home is currently a museum that is open to the public, and my legislation takes the next step towards the home achieving the status of a national historic landmark. It’s important that we preserve this significant piece of history to ensure that future generations will have the same opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of the members of the Bush family.

Armed Services Subcommittee Approves 12 Carrier Act

Wednesday, the House Armed Services, Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee approved my legislation, the 12 Carrier Act. The bill will now be considered before the full Armed Services Committee.

Increasing the number of aircraft carriers from 11 to 12 is a strong move in the right direction that will empower the Navy with the tools it desperately needs to meet our national security requirements and deter conflict. Not only that, it sends a message to potential adversaries that we will not allow our decisive advantage in worldwide maritime force projection to erode.

It is encouraging to see my fellow members of the subcommittee are in agreement with my concerns about the shrinking size and capabilities of the U.S. Navy. Our armed forces still have to meet the same mission requirements even when we don’t provide the proper amount and type of equipment. For years, the Navy has been accomplishing that mission on the backs of sailors and their families.

Congressional Baseball Game

I am very proud to have been a part of the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. We raised a record $1.5 million, which will be divided between the Boys & Girls Club, the Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, in support of the shooting, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. 

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Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District