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The start of May reminds us all that summer is around the corner.
Students are preparing for final exams. Calendars are filling with family outings and weddings.
For the two of us, it means the beginning of baseball practices at sunrise in preparation for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.
Our mutual love of baseball is not the only thing the two of us have in common. We’ve both owned small businesses.
This first week of May is Small Business Week.
It honors the foundation of our country’s workforce.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Texas) this week was awarded for his record on key business issues for a third year in a row by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“As a second generation small business owner who is fighting for Main Street every day, it is an honor to once again receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award,” said Williams.
This month, Americans for Tax Reform endorsed Williams’ seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) questioned the Acting Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) David Silberman during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing Thursday.
“You know who makes a good deal?” asked Williams. “It’s competition. It’s reputation. It’s the private sector. The strength of the economy and the American dream are not delivered by you. The very people you are trying to save, you are hurting.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Texas) announced today that he has received the National Retail Federation’s 2015 “Hero of Main Street” Award.
The recipients, according to the NRF, are a “bipartisan group of 289 members of Congress (who) support retail industry priorities such as international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform and workforce policies that work for employees and employers alike.”
Williams is a second generation small business owner and rancher.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, appeared on Sunday’s State of Texas: In Depth on KXAN Austin to discuss the state of the American economy, his background as a second generation small business owner and his seven bill tax reform plan called Jumpstart America.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge passage of the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act.
“The Obama White House has single handedly granted itself the authority to cut off relationships between private financial institutions and the perfectly legitimate businesses which they serve,” said Williams.
“As a second generation small business owner, I support H.R.766 which will rein in this abuse of power.”
Deficits are down and the stock market is up – that premature victory chant by President Barack Obama couldn’t be further from the truth today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged more than 2,000 points from its high, and according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the federal government is projected to spend 544 billion dollars more than it will take in this fiscal year alone.
This week, President Obama is going around the country to re-hash some of the themes from his State of the Union. I have a better idea: how about he start apologizing for the last seven years?
I’ve decided to help the president by highlighting some of the lowlights that he should address. I’ve also taken the liberty of assisting the president’s speech writers by putting this in a speech format for him:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) this evening delivered his response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
The text of the response is below: