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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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.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) made the following statement following passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that defunds the President’s healthcare law.
Few issues are more important that securing our border. Texas accounts for about half of the U.S. border with Mexico, so it’s not surprising that the Census Bureau found that Texas is home to 15 percent of all illegal immigrants in the United States. In fact, the Pew Hispanic Center estimates that illegal immigrants accounted for 6.7 percent of Texas’ population and 9 percent of its labor force in 2010.
Last week, U.S. Congressman spoke with John Bachman of Newsmax to address the topics of jobs, tax reform, and immigration reform. Below are excerpts from the interview. The full video can be viewed here.
On the IRS: "The IRS certainly needs to be cut back and I propose we start with the elimination of the IRS. We need to begin to have dialogue on a fairer, flat tax that would downsize the entire revenue service and maybe pass tax collection onto another department.”
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) spoke on the House floor to criticize the President’s decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate for one year. Williams supports a full repeal of the President’s healthcare law.
The video can be viewed here. Remarks follow.
Today, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay in the law's employer mandate requiring companies with 50 or more workers to offer coverage or face a $3000 fine per employee. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement in response:
This week, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2445, a bill to repeal the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards imposed on car manufacturers.
The EPA’s CAFE standards were originally created by the 1975 Energy Policy Conservation Act and require manufacturers to achieve certain targets for fuel economy. The federal government’s rules require an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Congressman Williams spoke on the house floor today, calling for Congress to join him in standing up for the free market and consumer choice.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the White House released upcoming POTUS vacation details.
“While our nation is dealing with massive budget cuts mandated by the President, it seems that he is asking everyone but himself to make enormous sacrifices. The Obama family’s upcoming African vacation, costing up to $100,000,000 of taxpayer dollars, could fund public White House tours – which the President canceled due to supposed budget constraints – for 26 years! Americans should be outraged!
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill, passed annually, provides necessary authorities and funding for the military. More information on the NDAA can be found here. The House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 1960 tomorrow.
Williams’ remarks can be viewed here.