Congressman Mike Conaway
Apply for the Congressional App Challenge, Remembering the 2009 Shooting at Fort Bragg
Democrats' Baseless USPS Conspiracy Theory
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Earlier this week, Speaker Pelosi announced a Saturday vote on legislation related to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Monday to discuss the challenges USPS faces, yet Speaker Pelosi won’t allow us the chance to hear from Mr. DeJoy before we have to take this vote.
It is the height of hubris for Speaker Pelosi to force Members of the House of Representatives to vote on legislation just days before a pivotal hearing on the very same topic. This is clearly not a fair process or a genuine effort to hear from USPS about how to protect our mail system and keep it solvent, but rather a political show designed for maximum media impact. I am truly appalled at how my Democrat colleagues are choosing to go about addressing this very real issue.
My colleague, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, sent out a letter debunking the Democrats' baseless USPS conspiracy theory and proving that, in fact, the USPS is fully capable of handling election mail and has enough money to last until 2021. I encourage you to read McCarthy's letter in full.
Apply for the Congressional App Challenge
If you know a student interested in STEM who would be interested in the opportunity to learn how to code, consider registering for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge.
Students can apply individually or in teams of up to four students to create and code an original app. Previous experience in coding is not required, and I encourage all students in 6-12th grade to participate.
Please visit the App Challenge website for more information like how to get started, the prizes, and more. The deadline to submit an application is October 19. Good luck
Remembering the 2009 Shooting at Fort Bragg
In my last few months in Congress, I have been reflecting on some of the impactful experiences I have had, and would like to share this one with you.
On November 5, 2009 Army Major Major Nidal Malik Hasan carried out the worst mass murder on an American military base ever, killing 12 soldiers and 1 civilian and wounding more than 30 others. I attended the Memorial Service and Dignified Transfer ceremony at Fort Hood on November 10, 2009, and recall the lasting impact of the event in my life in this video.