Thank you for reading The Conaway Chronicle, a review of my activities in Congress and the 11th District.
Packing, Moving, and Working
My office was a mess this week as we worked to pack up and move out of my office in D.C. and into the temporary work space that departing members are given as they prepare the main offices for the incoming members, who will take their oath of office in January.
Despite the chaos of packing, my work in Congress continues full-speed-ahead with hearings, meetings, and votes.
One of my favorite meetings this week was with Harmony Science Academy in Odessa, who I was able to meet with from afar through video-conference technology. The students presented me with cards they made and played a video recapping my visit to their school in April of 2019, when their robotics team was preparing for their national competition. You can watch that video here.
Schools all across the 11th District like Harmony provide quality educational experiences for our students, and I could not be more proud of the work they do.
House Agriculture Committee Portrait
The first time Suzanne and I were in the House Ag Committee hearing room was in January 2001, watching the inauguration of President George W. Bush. At that time, I had no idea that I would go on to run for Congress, let alone become Chairman of the committee and someday have my portrait adorn its walls. I was able to see that portrait hung for the first time this week.
Thank you to the people of the 11th District for trusting me enough to elect me to Congress, and to the heroes in production agriculture across our entire nation who have allowed me to represent their interests at the helm of House Ag.
It has been an honor and a privilege.
Thank You - My Final Remarks on the House Floor
On Wednesday evening, I delivered my final remarks on the House Floor. It was an emotional moment as I reflected upon the past sixteen years as a Member and thanked those who have made this the best job I have ever had -- my family, colleagues, staff, and especially, the people of the 11th Congressional District of Texas.
Luke 12:48 says “to whom much is given, much is required.” That verse has guided much of my decision making because I have been blessed with so much in my life, more than I could have ever expected.
There is often an easy path in life, but very rarely is it the right path to walk. I have done my best to use my Judeo-Christian principles to guide my life, and my time in Congress has been no exception. The work I’ve been able to do has been extremely gratifying, but not for the reasons one might expect.
Thank you for reading. It is the honor of a lifetime to serve you in Congress. As always, you can follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District