Congressman Randy Neugebauer to host gathering Monday

Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be in Sweetwater on Monday to meet with business leaders in Sweetwater and Nolan County. Congressman Neugebauer will give the public an update on the latest happenings in Washington and will be available to answer questions at the informal gathering. The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the Student Center at Texas State Technical College, 300 Homer K Taylor Drive.Congressman Neugebauer represents the 19th Congressional District of Texas, which stretches across 27 counties and includes the cities of Abilene, Sweetwater, Big Spring and Lubbock.As one of the most conservative members of Congress, he is a strong advocate for fiscal discipline, limited government, a strong national defense and the preservation of traditional Texas values in Washington. Neugebauer’s legislative initiatives include eliminating wasteful federal spending, improving crop insurance and supporting diverse domestic energy sources. He continues to work on legislation that will empower the constituents of the 19th Congressional District rather than creating more unsustainable entitlements.Neugebauer’s support of conservative principles has been recognized by many groups and organizations. He has received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, the Club for Growth Defender of Economic Freedom Award and the Taxpayer’s Friend Award from the National Taxpayers Union. He has earned a 100% lifetime rating by National Right to Life. He has been recognized by National Journal as one of the six most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives.Neugebauer serves on three committees in the House of Representatives, where he can work on legislation that directly affects his constituents.  He is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.As Subcommittee Chairman, he’s working to reduce the government footprint in the economy, cut regulatory burdens and shift risk away from American taxpayers and back into the private sector—a place that understands how to price risk. With taxpayers now backing about 90% of all mortgages, Neugebauer is committed to reforming housing finance so that our housing markets are more efficient.In addition, Neugebauer serves as an Assistant Republican Whip to House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy. He also serves on the Republican Policy Committee and as a Regional Chairman at the NRCC. In his role as Regional Chairman, Neugebauer is responsible for helping to identify and elect conservative candidates to Congress from Texas.Prior to his service in Congress, Neugebauer ran his own small business, which focused on residential construction and real estate development in Lubbock.He was elected to the Lubbock City Council, serving as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1994 to 1996. He was at the forefront of the establishment of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition and served as the president of both the West Texas Home Builders Association and the Texas Association of Builders.Neugebauer graduated from Lubbock Coronado High School and later attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Dana, who is a Ropesville native. Together they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and are the proud grandparents of three boys and one girl.