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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday voted for H.R.7: The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would make the longstanding Hyde Amendment (an annually passed amendment that bars taxpayer dollars from funding abortions) permanent.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Friday joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network to discuss the House vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.
The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.
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) 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) today voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.2) that would enact a permanent “doc fix” for Medicare reimbursement for health care providers. The bill would also fund a program to provide health insurance for children from low income families and extend the Community Health Centers program.
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, 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.
This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services. Read the report here.
The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.
· Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee