Rated as Most Conservative Member of Congress, Randy Neugebauer is an important stalwart for conservative ideals and principles in the House of Representatives. He tirelessly advocates for decreasing national spending and reducing the debt, strengthening national defense, reducing government regulation, and protecting Christian family values.
His conservative leadership has received national attention. Several watchdog groups have recognized and supported his conservative philosophy. Randy has been named a “Top House Conservative” by the National Journal, “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Tax Reform; given the “True Blue Award” by the Family Research Council, the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and received status in the Hall of Fame of the U.S. Border Control. Recently, he has also received 100% ratings for his voting record in Congress by National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Christian Coalition, American Conservative Union, and Concerned Women for America.
In Congress, Randy is a senior member of the Agriculture Committee where he is intricately involved in long-term farm policy. He is the author of the CROP Act, providing additional crop insurance options for agricultural producers. During the development of the last farm bill, he was a member of the conference committee tasked with making final decisions about the direction of the bill that ultimately became law. Currently, he is involved in discussions related to the upcoming reauthorization of the farm bill. Randy believes in the long-term protection of American agriculture so that we never have to rely on other countries to provide food and fiber for America or the rest of the world.
On the Financial Services Committee, Randy is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As part of the leadership of this committee, he has the opportunity to shape policy affecting small businesses and local financial institutions that, along with agriculture, make up the heart of our district’s economy. The Financial Services Committee oversees issues of everyday concern to District 19 and all Texans such as the entire financial services industry, investor protection, the banking system’s health, insurance regulation, and businesses’ access to capital needed for expansion and job creation. The committee also has jurisdiction over the work of the Federal Reserve, the United States Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other financial services regulators.
Additionally, Randy continues to serve on the Science and Technology Committee. When this committee was originally established, its primary focus was on space exploration. Today, the Science and Technology Committee has jurisdiction over nearly all of the non-defense scientific research and development.
Randy’s public service is guided by his steady Christian faith. His personal relationship with Jesus Christ plays a pivotal role in his life. Randy served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Lubbock. Randy defends the rights of unborn children and fights to preserve traditional marriage between a man and a woman. He continuously opposes efforts to push God out of the public square.
Randy has 32 years of business experience in which he gained a clear understanding of the difficulties small businesses face. Prior to his election, he served as the president of a land development company in Lubbock. His professional involvement led to his election as President of the Texas Association of Homebuilders in 1996. His business experience aided him in six successful years of service on the Lubbock City Council.
Randy was raised in West Texas. He earned a degree in accounting from Texas Tech in 1972. He married his high school sweetheart, Dana, and they have two sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Randy’s family also has strong ties to the Big Country. His mother lived in Abilene for more than 30 years and his daughter-in-law was raised in Albany. Randy enjoys fishing, teaching his grandchildren to fish, and spending time with his family.
He is humbled by the trust placed in him daily by the residents of the 19th District of Texas and considers it an honor and privilege to serve them in Congress.
Dana Neugebauer is the daughter of a cotton farmer and grew up on her father’s farm in Ropesville, Texas. She moved to Lubbock in the 5th grade and met Randy at Coronado High School. The two have been a pair ever since.
Dana received a BBA with an emphasis in Business Education from Texas Tech University. She taught business at Estacado High School in Lubbock for five years and then taught part-time at Texas Tech University.
In order to have a more flexible schedule to allow her to be with her family, Dana left the teaching field to begin a career in Real Estate. While working as a Realtor and a partner in their residential construction company, Dana returned to Texas Tech to acquire an additional 24 hours of college credit in interior design. Her knowledge of and flair for design allowed her to better meet the needs of their homebuilding clients. One of her most recent projects was decorating her husband’s Congressional office.
Dana has always delighted in being a passionate community volunteer. She was an active member of the Junior League of Lubbock; she did everything from birthing babies to running a thrift shop. Dana also served on the Lubbock Ronald McDonald House Board from 1994-2000 where she served as Board President for two years. In 1995, Dana graduated from Leadership Texas, a program that allows women leaders in Texas to improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of issues and cultures that affect Texas. With her in-depth knowledge of the City of Lubbock and its services, Dana served as the head of the City of Lubbock Community Services Division for five years. In 1999, Dana received the prestigious “Get Involved” award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock honoring her individual commitment to volunteering.
Dana and Randy have always been a team—as parents, as homebuilders, on the campaign trail, or in their role as a congressional couple. They feel blessed to share their lives together as they serve the constituents of the 19th District of Texas.