Economy and Jobs
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today introduced his bill, the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) Rule Accountability Act to require congressional authorization for any CFPB ruling that would have an economic impact of $100 million or greater.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was as an emotional response to one of our nation’s most trying economic times. Nearly six years later it has proven to be an expensive blanket of one-size fits all rules on the private sector written by Washington bureaucrats, some of whom have never spent one day of their adult life outside of government.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and a second generation small business owner, today released the following statement after the May employment report determined the U.S. economy created 38,000 jobs last month instead of the 160,000 jobs expected – the weakest report since 2010:
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and a second generation small business owner, today released the following statement after the Obama Administration singlehandedly announced a proposed rule to restrict lending practices to lower income Americans.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams’ authorization of a “land exchange” between Fort Hood and Copperas Cove was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a release from Williams’ office.
“I am pleased that my authorization was included in one of the most important pieces of legislation of the year,” said Williams, R–Austin, in the release. “This legal framework will enhance Fort Hood’s efforts to train the greatest Army in the world and provide Copperas Cove with the tools it needs for economic development.”
The start of May reminds us all that summer is around the corner.
Students are preparing for final exams. Calendars are filling with family outings and weddings.
For the two of us, it means the beginning of baseball practices at sunrise in preparation for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.
Our mutual love of baseball is not the only thing the two of us have in common. We’ve both owned small businesses.
This first week of May is Small Business Week.
It honors the foundation of our country’s workforce.
The House Ways and Means Committee is holding hearings on tax reform in advance of major restructuring next year should a Republican win the White House.
Today, Rep. Roger Williams presents his plan to the committee. The congressman’s Jumpstart America legislation is a good plan, but I would make it better in these ways:
• Individual Income Tax Rates. Williams would reduce the current seven tax rates (10, 15, 25, 28, 33, 35, and 39.6 percent) to four (10, 15, 20, and 30). I would go to two rates (10 and 25), as envisioned in a previous Paul Ryan tax plan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Texas) this week was awarded for his record on key business issues for a third year in a row by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“As a second generation small business owner who is fighting for Main Street every day, it is an honor to once again receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award,” said Williams.
This month, Americans for Tax Reform endorsed Williams’ seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.
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