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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis
“It is always prudent to pursue efficiencies and potential cost-saving improvements in the federal workforce,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, whose district includes part of Arlington. “We have many dedicated and able federal employees in Texas, and we should always look for better ways to utilize their skill sets.”
More than that, he and others say, the hiring freeze is just temporary and will just last for a total of three months.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Friday released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would begin scaling back the Dodd-Frank Act: sweeping regulation that has blanketed nearly every aspect of the financial sector including large banks on Wall Street and small businesses and community banks.
The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams is available for publication:
I decided to run for Congress in 2012 because I was not happy with the direction our country was headed. Among many concerns, I felt government was growing too big and our economy wasn’t recovering quickly enough.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Monday released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action on regulations:
WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wenesday for just the sedond time since the financial crisis of 2008, saying the American economy is expainding at a healthy pace and setting itself up as a counterweight to Preseident-elect Donald J Trump's push for ocnsiderably faster growth.
The fred cited the steady growth of employment and other economic measures, and signaled that it expects to raise rates more quickly next year to prevent the economy from growing too quickly.
In 2010, just two years after one of the largest financial collapses in our nation’s history, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. At the time, President Obama and Congress promised to hold Wall Street accountable and protect American families from unfair, abusive financial practices.
But six years later, we have seen firsthand that Dodd-Frank, as it is called for short, has allowed for continued taxpayer-funded bailouts and crippled Main Street businesses and community financial institutions.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today voted for the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act which passed out of the Financial Services Committee. It will now head to the House floor.
Williams’ legislation, to require congressional authorization for any CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) ruling that would have an economic impact of $100 million or greater, was included in the CHOICE Act.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) met with community and business leaders during a visit to Lampasas on Thursday.
Williams toured the Ajinomoto Windsor plant on the downtown square – one of the largest private employers in the city.
The congressman met with leaders of the food manufacturing company as well as representatives of the Lampasas Economic Development Corp.