Economy and Jobs
More on Economy and Jobs
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:
I have always said that I believe the role of government is to defend the borders, build infrastructure, collect our taxes and then get out of the way. Under President Obama, we have witnessed an executive branch that refuses to enforce immigration law but has expanded government like never before while our roads and bridges crumble beneath us.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimated “The labor force is projected to be about 2 million full-time-equivalent workers smaller in 2025 under the ACA (Affordable Care Act) than it would have been otherwise.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of fellow Texan Rep. Brian Babin’s (R – Texas) amendment to the highway bill that would designate 30 miles of existing freeway from Copperas Cove, Texas to I-35 in Belton as U.S. Interstate 14.
“This route is important for connectivity,” said Williams. “It provides a crucial link to Texas military facilities, ports, metropolitan areas and existing and future interstate systems.”
# # #
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday evening the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015, H.R.2643, authored by Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas).
H.R.2643 would give states more control to conduct required background checks on state-regulated non-bank financial services industries, by allowing them to use a federally accepted registry, the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS). The bill does not, however, create any requirements for background checks or fingerprinting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours before a government shutdown, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) during the early morning hours on Thursday that will keep the government open and functioning through Dec. 11.
District 25 U.S. Representative Roger Williams expressed his opposition to a U.S. House continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the House Financial Services Committee, this morning released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report which fell below expectations.