Pledges to Continue the Fight Against Wasteful Spending
Midland, TX- Today, Congressman Mike Conaway filed to run for his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Conaway currently represents the 11th Congressional District, encompassing 36 counties in West and Central Texas, including Midland, Odessa and San Angelo. During his time in Congress, Mike has become known as a conservative "voice of reason" by his colleagues, and his background as a former small business owner and a CPA has given him credibility to lead in the fight for fiscal responsibility and controlling government spending. He released the following statement today:
"Over the past five years, I have been given the rare opportunity by the people of West and Central Texas to serve them in the US House of Representatives. I work very hard to be accessible and to represent their interests. I am fighting an out-of-control government spending spree that is taking our country in the wrong direction and trying to bring some Texas common sense with me when I travel to Washington to vote.
"As a CPA, I have a unique business background that has enabled me to become a proponent for fiscal responsibility and I have authored legislation to reign in federal spending to reduce the national deficit.
"As a member of the Armed Services and the Intelligence committees, I have worked in a bi-partisan manner on many issues relating to our national defense and homeland security to keep Americans safe from the violent Islamic Jihadists who seek to end our way of life.
"If the people of Central and West Texas will grant me the opportunity to continue my work in Congress, I will continue to fight for our values and I will continue to fight the out-of-control spending, record deficits and dangerous foreign policy being pushed by the President and the current leadership in Congress. Now is a critical time for our nation, and I want to continue to be the person who fights on your behalf in Washington."
Mike currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Ethics Committee. Together, he and his wife Suzanne have four children and seven grandchildren.