U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) held a Town Hall Meeting Thursday, January 31st from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the San Saba County Courthouse. Approximatly 30 citizens attended the meeting which was open to members of the media and to the public.
Rep. Conaway was accompanied by staff members Michael Horder and Evan Thomas.
County Judge Byron Theodosis welcomed the group and Rep. Conaway gave an update on what is happening in Washington, D.C. The update included: the bill to raise the debt ceiling, sequestration, information on Joint Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives.
On the issue of proposed new gun control laws, Rep. Conaway stated, “It’s a mental health issue and not a gun issue. People are using tragic events to try to get unreasonable laws in effect. The 2nd Amendment gives citizens the fundamental right to have guns and the ability to protect families.”
Rep. Conaway opened the meeting for questions and comments. Some of the topics discussed were: the President’s choice of spending, Texas Sunset Law, sequestration, sales tax, marriage of one man-one woman being challenged by homosexuals, healthcare and The Affordable Care Act - Jan. 2014, The Benghazi tragedy and the Secretary of State’s comments, Inheritance Tax; why are things added to bills just to get them passed, stimulus bills, getting God back in the country, “gifts” to Egypt, Israel’s stand with the U.S., appropriations, Federal Reserve’s dual mandate, 2014 election, illegal immigrants, Defense Department cuts , impeachment discussions, and use of Executive Orders.
The scheduled meeting was concluded with Rep. Conaway thanking everyone for attending the meeting and asking for prayer about what is happening in Washington, D. C