Economy and Jobs
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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.
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), a business owner of 42 years, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s newly introduced budget.
You can see the online version here.
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.