Congressman Mike Conaway
This collection of legislation included H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Businesses Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation Act. Tax Reform 2.0 Passes House
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House of Representatives passed a package of three bills known as Tax Reform 2.0. This collection of legislation included H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Businesses Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation Act.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law in December, provided American families with increased pay checks and job opportunities. Tax Reform 2.0 builds on the successes of that legislation, locking in the new lower tax rates, a doubled Child Tax credit, the first ever Paid Family Leave Tax Credit, and a doubled exemption from the Death Tax.
House Republicans remain committed to making a real difference for families, businesses, and communities across our nation and thanks to these historic tax reform packages, Texas families and businesses have more financial freedom than ever to save, grow, and prosper.
Introducing a Resolution to Support and Defend Israel
Wednesday, Congressman Gene Green of Texas and I introduced H. Con. Res. 139, a resolution expressing support for the United States to pursue and enter into a military treaty alliance of extended deterrence with the State of Israel.
Israel is our most important ally in an increasingly unstable region, and America and Israel have a long history of cooperation critical to both nations’ safety and security. Congressional support for Israel has never been stronger, including providing for our mutual defense in the event of an attack from an adversary such as Iran. Now more than ever, we must stand with Israel, and make sure there is no confusion among potential adversaries like Iran on our commitment.
Student Opportunities: Youth Advisory Council, App Challenge, Service Academy Nominations
The Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) offers high school students an excellent opportunity to learn about government, collaborate and discuss various topics with fellow high school students, and provide service to the 11th Congressional District. This year, students can complete 100% of the application online, including a personal essay and two letters of recommendation. The application, which can be found here, is due September 29th.
Each year, Congress hosts the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition for high school students to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. I am very excited to extend an invitation to all high school students in my district to participate in the 2018 App Challenge. Students can choose to work on their own or in teams of up to four students to create an app on any topic for mobile, tablet, or other computing devices on a platform of their choice. More information, including registration instructions, can be found here.
One of my greatest honors as a U.S. Representative is nominating young men and women to our military service academies. Young men and women who are interested in attending a military service academy will need to submit their application for a nomination, which can be found online here. All applications must be received at the San Angelo office by Oct. 12, 2018.
You can learn more about these opportunities, and others, here.
Source: Texas Politics