Economy and Jobs
"I know how jobs are created; and I know big government helps destroy jobs." - Congressman Roger Williams
Roger Williams bring 41 years of private sector experience to the Congress. As the owner and operator of his own car dealership, Roger knows that government can’t create jobs; only entrepreneurs can do that. But government can destroy jobs through high taxes, big spending and over-regulation.
With America still experiencing historically high unemployment rates, Roger is convinced that a new approach needs to be taken to get the economy moving
His plan for creating jobs is designed to take power away from Washington and give it to families and small businesses.
- Lower marginal tax rates;
- An overhaul of the tax code;
- Reduced federal spending;
- Less burdensome federal regulations;
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Updates and Accomplishments
This week, National Journal released its annual rankings for members of Congress, and I was ranked as the 13th most conservative representative out of 435 members.
Today, the White House announced its latest delay in the implementation of the President’s healthcare law, delaying the employer mandate for a second year. Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) issued the following statement after the announcement.
This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services. Read the report here.
The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.
· Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.
“The folks in Texas’ 25th District have made it loud and clear that this bill isn’t right for Texas and isn’t right for America. This omnibus bill does nothing to rein in out-of-control Washington spending and will end up hurting small businesses. As a business owner of 42 years, I can tell you the two most harmful laws for job creators are Obamacare and Dodd-Frank – both of which are funded in this bill.
As you know, the House passed a two-year budget deal authored by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. I supported this bill because I believe it is important to get on a budget process that cuts spending, helps the military, reduces the deficit, doesn’t raise taxes, and stops the pattern of passing CR after CR. This Congress and administration have done so for the last five years. That’s not good for business.
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after voting for the Ryan/Murray budget deal which passed the House on a bipartisan vote on 332-94.
Recently, President Obama said during a speech on his healthcare law that “If you’ve got good ideas, bring them to me…[if] you still think this law is a bad idea then you’ve got to tell us specifically what you’d do differently to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure.” Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement in response to the President’s request.
In the last five years, Washington has governed from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis. Terms like “debt ceiling,” “continuing resolution,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” have become commonplace in our vocabulary. The Obama Administration takes in a record $3 trillion annually yet our national debt recently topped $17 trillion.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) delivered remarks on the House floor in response to recent statements by Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno that military readiness is staggeringly low due to budget constraints. Excerpts from Williams’ remarks are below. The full speech can be viewed here.
Congressman Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Reid/McConnell plan which will reopen the government and raise the debt limit.