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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2005-present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2005-present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 2005
 
|Assumed office = 2005
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2014 = $14.45
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $6.79
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 2, 2004
 
|First elected = November 2, 2004
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =  
|Campaign $ = 6,158,742
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Campaign $ = 8,169,445
 
|Prior office = Midland, TX, School Board
 
|Prior office = Midland, TX, School Board
 
|Prior office years = 1985-1988
 
|Prior office years = 1985-1988
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|Place of birth = Borger, TX
 
|Place of birth = Borger, TX
 
|Profession =
 
|Profession =
|Net worth = $5,703,057
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|Net worth = (2012) $5,455,557
 
|Religion = Baptist
 
|Religion = Baptist
 
|Office website = http://conaway.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://conaway.house.gov/
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|Personal website =
 
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{{tnr}}'''Kenneth Michael "Mike" Conaway''' (b. June 11, 1948 in Borger, TX) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Conaway represents [[Texas' 11th congressional district|Texas' 11th district]] and was first elected to the House in 2004.  
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{{tnr}}'''Kenneth Michael "Mike" Conaway''' (b. June 11, 1948, in Borger, [[Texas|TX]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Conaway represents [[Texas' 11th Congressional District|Texas' 11th District]] and was first elected to the House in 2004.  
  
Conaway most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Jim Riley]] (D) and [[Scott Ballard]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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Conaway won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Wade Brown]] in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He defeated [[Ryan Lange]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After earning his bachelor's from the University of Texas, Conaway served in the United States Army for two years. He went on to be a certified public accountant and bank executive. He also served on the school board of Midland, TX.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001062 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "K. Michael Conaway," Accessed October 22, 2011]</ref>
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After earning his bachelor's from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1970, Conaway served in the United States Army for two years. He went on to be a certified public accountant and bank executive. He also served on the school board of Midland, TX.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001062 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "K. Michael Conaway," accessed October 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 2005-present: U.S. House of Representatives
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Conaway's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001062 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "CONAWAY, K. Michael, (1948 - )," accessed February 5, 2015]</ref>
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*2005-present: U.S. Representative from [[Texas' 11th Congressional District]]
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*2003: Unsuccessful candidate for [[U.S. House]]
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*1985-1988: Member of the Midland, Texas, school board
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*1970-1972: U.S. Army
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*1970: Graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Conaway serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]], ''Chairman''
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services#Oversight & Investigations|Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services#Seapower & Projection Forces|Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#CIA|Subcommittee on the CIA Members]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)#NSA and Cybersecurity|Subcommittee on NSA and Cybersecurity]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Conaway serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Conaway served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities & Risk Management (Chair)
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities & Risk Management (Chair)
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* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics|Ethics Committees]] ''Chair
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics|Ethics Committees]] ''Chair
 
*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
 
*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence - ''Chair''
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**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence - ''Chairman''
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Conaway was a member of the following House committees<ref name="bio"/>:
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Conaway was a member of the following House committees:<ref name="bio"/>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Committee on Intelligence]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)|Committee on Intelligence]]
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* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics|Ethics Committees]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics|Ethics Committees]]
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Presidential preference===
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===114th Congress===
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/01/mitt-romney-announces-support-three-texas-members-congress ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Three Texas Members of Congress," January 20, 2012]</ref> He previously endorsed Rick Perry.<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011]</ref>
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====Economic and fiscal====
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=====2016 Budget proposal=====
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{{House Budget Res GOP Yes|Name=Conaway}}
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====Foreign Affairs====
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=====Iran nuclear deal=====
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{{House Iran bill GOP Yes|Name=Conaway}}
  
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Conaway}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Conaway}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}}
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Conaway voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Conaway voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Act====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Yea vote}} Conaway voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Conaway}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
{{Oppose vote}}
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{{Nay vote}}
Conaway voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Conaway voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_100.gif|right|290px|thumb|Mike Conaway's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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'On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/ VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Conaway is a '''Hard-Core Conservative'''.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Conaway|Philosophy=Hard-Core Conservative|Image=s020_100.gif|Date=May 20, 2015|Link=http://house.ontheissues.org/TX/Mike_Conaway.htm|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://house.ontheissues.org/TX/Mike_Conaway.htm ''On The Issues'', "Mike Conaway Vote Match," accessed May 20, 2015]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare= Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Environment= Favors
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes= Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship= Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Strongly Favors
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|United Nations= Strongly Favors
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|Military= Strongly Favors
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|Vote= Favors
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|Iran= Strongly Opposes
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|Energy= Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana= Strongly Favors
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|Stimulus= Strongly Opposes
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}}
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/01/mitt-romney-announces-support-three-texas-members-congress ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Three Texas Members of Congress," January 20, 2012]</ref> He previously endorsed Rick Perry.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill'', "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Conaway won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated [[Wade Brown]] to win the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. He defeated [[Ryan Lange]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Conaway won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]]. He defeated [[Wade Brown]] and [[Chris Younts]] in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.  He then defeated [[Jim Riley]] (D) and [[Scott Ballard]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref>
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Conaway won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012|11th District]]. He defeated [[Wade Brown]] and [[Chris Younts]] in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.  He then defeated [[Jim Riley]] (D) and [[Scott Ballard]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative ''Texas GOP'', "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012] ''([[timed out]])''</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/272/K-Michael-Conaway Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Conaway attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Conaway
 
|Name=Conaway
|Editdate=March 25, 2013
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|Editdate=January 27, 2015
 
|year=2004
 
|year=2004
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00026041&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Mike Conaway," Accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00026041&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Mike Conaway," accessed January 27, 2015]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
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|totalraised2014=2010703
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2012=1350629
 
|totalraised2012=1350629
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2010=1098814
 
|totalraised2010=1098814
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2008=1137066
 
|totalraised2008=1137066
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2008=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2006=1005167
 
|totalraised2006=1005167
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2006=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2004=1567066
 
|totalraised2004=1567066
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2004=U.S. House (Texas, [[Texas' 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
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===2014===
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Conaway won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $2,010,703 and spent $1,559,656.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026041&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Mike Conaway 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 1, 2015]</ref> This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 1, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Conaway spent $14.45 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Texas District 11
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $2,010,703
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|total spent = $1,559,656
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|opponent raised = $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = Concho Resources
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|org2 = Discovery Operating
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|org3 = ICE Group
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|org4 = Energy Future Holdings Corp
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|org5 = National Cattlemen's Beef Assn
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|orgdonor1 = $15,600
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|orgdonor2 = $14,900
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|orgdonor3 = $14,000
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|orgdonor4 = $13,200
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|orgdonor5 = $13,000
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|ind1 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind2 = Oil & Gas
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|ind3 = Agricultural Services/Products
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|ind4 = Securities & Investment
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|ind5 = Livestock
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|inddonor1 = $290,100
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|inddonor2 = $242,500
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|inddonor3 = $122,632
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|inddonor4 = $106,950
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|inddonor5 = $86,400
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mike Conaway Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
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Below are Conaway's FEC reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H4TX19136 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Mike Conaway Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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{{Mike Conaway 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Mike Conaway 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Conaway won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,630 and spent $1,206,228.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026041&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Mike Conaway 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Conaway won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,630 and spent $1,206,228.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026041&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Mike Conaway 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Conaway spent $6.79 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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|total raised = $1,350,630
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|inddonor5 = $58,450
 
|inddonor5 = $58,450
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mike Conaway 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Mike Conaway 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,098,814 and spent $1,153,196.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026041&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Mike Conaway 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,098,814 and spent $1,153,196.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026041&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Mike Conaway 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $1,098,814
 
|total raised = $1,098,814
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|inddonor4 = $63,500
 
|inddonor4 = $63,500
 
|inddonor5 = $54,250
 
|inddonor5 = $54,250
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mike Conaway 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Conaway's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,838,116 and $8,072,999. That averages to '''$5,455,557''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Conaway ranked as the 67th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Conaway's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the [[113th Congress]], Conaway is the Vice-Chair of the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics]]. Conaway received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Oil & Gas'' industry.
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From 2001-2014, '''36.45 percent of Conaway's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00026041&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Mike Conaway," accessed September 19, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 7793634
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|total spent = 6633746
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|ind1 = Oil & Gas
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|ind2 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind3 = Accountants
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|ind4 = Health Professionals
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|ind5 = Retired
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|inddonor1 = 1139718
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|inddonor2 = 570070
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|inddonor3 = 429929
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|inddonor4 = 384202
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|inddonor5 = 316636
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|district =
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|committee = [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics]]
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|rank = Vice-Chair
 
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Conaway is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_conaway/400655 ''Gov Track'' "Mike Conaway," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Conaway was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Conaway received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_conaway/400655 ''GovTrack'', "Mike Conaway," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>  
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400655_K_Conaway ''OpenCongress'', "Mike Conaway," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Conaway missed 169 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.6%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_conaway/400655 ''GovTrack,'' "Mike Conaway," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Conaway missed 180 of 7,423 roll call votes from January 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_conaway/400655 ''GovTrack'', "Mike Conaway," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conaway paid his congressional staff a total of $995,150 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Mike_Conaway.html ''LegiStorm'', "Mike Conaway," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conaway paid his congressional staff a total of $995,150 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Mike_Conaway.html ''LegiStorm'', "Mike Conaway," accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Conaway's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,122,115 to $8,283,999. That averages to $5,703,057, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 12.25% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Conaway's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,844,117 to $7,317,000. That averages to $5,080,558.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Conaway ranked 84th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Conaway tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Conaway tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Conaway was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 26th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Conaway was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 26th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Conaway and his wife, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://conaway.house.gov/Biography/ ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed October 22, 2011]</ref>
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Conaway and his wife, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://conaway.house.gov/Biography/ ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed October 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Texas]]
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*[[Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[Texas' 11th Congressional District]]
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*[http://www.mikeconaway.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.mikeconaway.com/ Official campaign website]
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Mike Conaway
Mike Conaway.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
PredecessorChet Edwards (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$14.45 in 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$8,169,445
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Midland, TX, School Board
1985-1988
Education
High schoolOdessa Permian High School
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University-Commerce
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
Personal
Date of birthJune 11, 1948
Place of birthBorger, TX
Net worth(2012) $5,455,557
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kenneth Michael "Mike" Conaway (b. June 11, 1948, in Borger, TX) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Conaway represents Texas' 11th District and was first elected to the House in 2004.

Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Wade Brown in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He defeated Ryan Lange (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Conaway is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1970, Conaway served in the United States Army for two years. He went on to be a certified public accountant and bank executive. He also served on the school board of Midland, TX.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Conaway's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 2005-present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 11th Congressional District
  • 2003: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House
  • 1985-1988: Member of the Midland, Texas, school board
  • 1970-1972: U.S. Army
  • 1970: Graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Conaway serves on the following committees:[4]

2013-2014

Conaway served on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Conaway was a member of the following House committees:[6]

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Conaway's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Yea3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Conaway voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.[9][10][11]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Conaway voted with 222 other Republican representatives to approve the bill.[12][13]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[14] For more information pertaining to Conaway's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[15]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Conaway voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[16]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Conaway voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[17]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Conaway voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[18]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[19] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[20][21] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[21] Conaway voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[22][23] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582-page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[23] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[24] It increased the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel by 1 percent, increased Head Start funding for early childhood education by $1 billion, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Conaway voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[22]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[25] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[26] Conaway voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[27]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[28] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Conaway voted against HR 2775.[29]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Conaway voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[30]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Conaway voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[31] The vote largely followed party lines.[32]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Conaway voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[33]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Conaway voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[34]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[35] Conaway joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[36][37]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Conaway voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[38]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mike Conaway's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

'On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Conaway is a Hard-Core Conservative.[39] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Conaway (Texas) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [40] He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[41]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Wade Brown to win the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. He defeated Ryan Lange (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 90.3% 107,939
     Libertarian Ryan Lange 9.7% 11,635
Total Votes 119,574
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 73.7% 53,272
Wade Brown 26.3% 19,010
Total Votes 72,282
Source: Texas Secretary of State

2012

See also: Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Conaway won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 11th District. He defeated Wade Brown and Chris Younts in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He then defeated Jim Riley (D) and Scott Ballard (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[42][43]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 78.6% 177,742
     Democratic Jim Riley 18.6% 41,970
     Libertarian Scott J. Ballard 2.8% 6,311
Total Votes 226,023
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 70.4% 48,581
Chris Younts 18.7% 12,917
Wade Brown 10.9% 7,547
Total Votes 69,045

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Conaway attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Conaway is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Conaway raised a total of $8,169,445 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 27, 2015.[48]

Mike Conaway (Texas)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $2,010,703
2012 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,350,629
2010 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,098,814
2008 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,137,066
2006 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,005,167
2004 U.S. House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,567,066
Grand Total Raised $8,169,445


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $2,010,703 and spent $1,559,656.[49] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[50]

Cost per vote

Conaway spent $14.45 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Texas District 11, 2014 - Mike Conaway (Texas) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,010,703
Total Spent $1,559,656
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to Mike Conaway (Texas)'s campaign committee
Concho Resources$15,600
Discovery Operating$14,900
ICE Group$14,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp$13,200
National Cattlemen's Beef Assn$13,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$290,100
Oil & Gas$242,500
Agricultural Services/Products$122,632
Securities & Investment$106,950
Livestock$86,400

Below are Conaway's FEC reports.[51]

2012

Conaway won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,630 and spent $1,206,228.[60] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[61]

Cost per vote

Conaway spent $6.79 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,098,814 and spent $1,153,196.[62]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Conaway's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,838,116 and $8,072,999. That averages to $5,455,557, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Conaway ranked as the 67th most wealthy representative in 2012.[63] Between 2004 and 2012, Conaway's calculated net worth[64] increased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[65]

Mike Conaway Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$4,774,241
2012$5,455,557
Growth from 2004 to 2012:14%
Average annual growth:2%[66]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Conaway is the Vice-Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. Conaway received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Oil & Gas industry.

From 2001-2014, 36.45 percent of Conaway's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[68]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Mike Conaway (Texas) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $7,793,634
Total Spent $6,633,746
Vice-Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$1,139,718
Crop Production & Basic Processing$570,070
Accountants$429,929
Health Professionals$384,202
Retired$316,636
% total in top industry14.62%
% total in top two industries21.94%
% total in top five industries36.45%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Conaway was a "far-right Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Conaway received in June 2013.[69]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[70]

Conaway most often votes with:

Conaway least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Conaway missed 180 of 7,423 roll call votes from January 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conaway paid his congressional staff a total of $995,150 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[72]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Conaway ranked 84th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[73]

2012

Conaway tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2012.[74]

2011

Conaway was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 26th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2011.[75]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Conaway voted with the Republican Party 94.1 percent of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[76]

2013

Conaway voted with the Republican Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 157th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[77]

Personal

Conaway and his wife, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren.[6]

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Chet Edwards
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 11th District
2005-Present
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