Inefficient, top-down regulations from Washington limit choices. They make it harder for small businesses to grow, thrive and hire workers. Washington should be working to grow our economy, not hindering it. Let’s preserve consumer choices, and let’s make it easier for hardworking Americans to achieve financial independence.
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Roger Williams Joins the House Financial Services CommitteeAs a small business owner of more than 40 years, I understand the harmful effects President Obama’s policies have had on job creators across the country. As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, I am eager to roll back costly government over-regulation and reform crucial sectors of the financial industry. I am committed to protecting the free market, personal choice, and our individual freedoms, and I have a plan to do just that. Jumpstart America is a business perspective on true tax reform. My plan will lower personal tax rates so American families can keep more of their hard earned money and the United States can become competitive again in a global economy.
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. It's higher than rates in the UK, France and Japan. We are simply not competitive in the global economy in which we live. My plan, Jumpstart America, would lower the U.S. corporate tax rate to 20% and reduce personal income tax brackets because I believe hardworking American families should keep more of their hard earned money.
Honoring Chris KyleMy bill, the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act, will authorize and request the president to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Navy Seal Chris Kyle for acts of valor during operation Iraqi Freedom. Chris made the ultimate sacrifice, and there is no doubt this true American hero is worthy of our nation's highest military honor. While the Medal of Honor will not bring back a husband, father, son and a model Texan, we owe Chris Kyle a great deal of gratitude for his relentless devotion to his country. Chris is someone who we should strive to be. He is a true American patriot whose acts of valor must be permanently etched in our nation’s history.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that he has directed the U.S. Army to “provide all possible benefits to the victims of the 2009 attack at Fort Hood who were recently awarded the Purple Heart” last Friday at a ceremony at Fort Hood:
In 1939 a man started a car dealership to realize the American dream. When he died the ownership of the business was passed along to his son and so was a death tax liability equal to a significant value of the business’ worth.
The son nearly declared bankruptcy.
Austin, Texas – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today invited interested middle school and high school students to the 2015 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process:
Austin, Texas – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement observing the anniversary of the 2014 shooting at Fort Hood:
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after a Tuesday deadline in the Iran nuclear negotiations was missed despite President Obama’s promise to have an agreement by end-of-March: