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Earlier this month U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke in front of a group of CEOs in Manhattan and compared the U.S. economy to a "well-oiled machine.”
One week later he testified before the House Committee on Financial Services, on which I serve, and I told him his statement bothered me.
Taking into account stagnant wages, the lowest labor participation rate since Jimmy Carter’s presidency and a national debt of more than 18 trillion dollars, I explained I think we can do better.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today asked community banks and credit unions what Washington can do to relieve some of the regulatory burden that has caused hardships for smaller financial institutions.
“While the stated purpose of these new laws and regulations is to protect consumers, the opposite is actually happening,” said Williams. “Regulations are not just hurting banks but the customers who depend on them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today questioned U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew who testified before the committee on the state of the U.S. economy.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government along with House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon’s (R-CA) amendment to equip the Free Syrian Army.
Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) accused President Obama and the Justice Department of pursuing a socialist agenda through the program “Operation Choke Point.” The program, which began in 2013, pushes banks to terminate services for certain legal businesses and industries which the Obama administration deems objectionable.
Williams, a business owner for more than 40 years, spoke on the House floor to condemn the program. Transcript follows, and the video can be seen here.
Today, the House passed a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that includes oversight and reporting provisions critical to holding the VA accountable. Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25), a staunch advocate for better treatment of veterans, supported the bill and issued the following statement.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) received the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work in the 113th Congress. This award is given to members in recognition of their support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies.