BioCongressman Randy Neugebauer proudly represents the 19th District of Texas, which stretches across 27 counties and includes the cities of Abilene, Big Spring, and Lubbock. Randy has been working for the people of the 19th District in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on June 5, 2003 and is currently serving his fifth term.
Randy’s hard work during his time in Congress has helped him earn important leadership positions on his committees. He serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations which has oversight authority over components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors. Randy is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and also serves as a member of the Science and Technology Committee. Through his seats on these committees, he is able to develop policy that supports the district’s diverse interests, including local agriculture, financial institutions and energy providers.
In addition, House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has tapped Randy to serve as an Assistant Republican Whip; he also serves on the Republican Policy Committee and as a Regional Chairman at the NRCC.
As one of the most conservative Members of Congress, Randy is a strong advocate for fiscal discipline, limited government, a strong national defense, and the preservation of traditional Texas values in Washington. Randy’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.
Randy’s support of conservative principles has been recognized by many groups and organizations. He recently received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, a 100% rating in 2009 by the American Conservative Union, 100% lifetime rating by National Right to Life, the Taxpayer’s Friend Award from the National Taxpayers Union and was recognized by National Journal as one of the six most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Randy brings years of practical experience in the business world to his work in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his service in Congress, Randy ran his own small business, which focused on residential construction and real estate development.
In addition to running a successful business, Randy was also 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 and the Texas Association of Builders.
Randy graduated from Lubbock’s 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.