Spending Cuts and Debt
"It's time for the federal government to operate like a business and make ends meet." - Congressman Roger Williams
As a career businessman, Roger knows that the federal government can’t continue to spend more than it takes in. It must balance its budget just like families and businesses around America do every year.
Roger’s plan on spending and the budget is to focus on the real causes of overspending and implement some much-needed reforms.
- Entitlement reform;
- Reduced discretionary spending except for national security spending;
- Tying any expansion of the debt ceiling to real budget reforms and real spending cuts.
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Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) delivered remarks on the House floor in response to recent statements by Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno that military readiness is staggeringly low due to budget constraints. Excerpts from Williams’ remarks are below. The full speech can be viewed here.
Congressman Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Reid/McConnell plan which will reopen the government and raise the debt limit.
This afternoon, the House passed H.J. Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act, to ensure that death benefits to families of fallen troops will continue to be paid despite the government shutdown.
The Texas Republican delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter today to every member of the United States Senate, urging senators to unite with them in the effort to defund Obamacare through the continuing resolution.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) made the following statement following passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that defunds the President’s healthcare law.
Last week, U.S. Congressman spoke with John Bachman of Newsmax to address the topics of jobs, tax reform, and immigration reform. Below are excerpts from the interview. The full video can be viewed here.
On the IRS: "The IRS certainly needs to be cut back and I propose we start with the elimination of the IRS. We need to begin to have dialogue on a fairer, flat tax that would downsize the entire revenue service and maybe pass tax collection onto another department.”
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) spoke on the House floor to criticize the President’s decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate for one year. Williams supports a full repeal of the President’s healthcare law.
The video can be viewed here. Remarks follow.
Today, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay in the law's employer mandate requiring companies with 50 or more workers to offer coverage or face a $3000 fine per employee. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement in response:
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams released the following statement upon news that the IRS is poised to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, despite the White House directive for all agencies to cancel discretionary spending – specifically bonuses – due to budget cuts.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the White House released upcoming POTUS vacation details.
“While our nation is dealing with massive budget cuts mandated by the President, it seems that he is asking everyone but himself to make enormous sacrifices. The Obama family’s upcoming African vacation, costing up to $100,000,000 of taxpayer dollars, could fund public White House tours – which the President canceled due to supposed budget constraints – for 26 years! Americans should be outraged!