A Newsletter from Congressman Roger Williams
Bringing Jumpstart America to Committee
I recently testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy to speak on my seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.
Click here or on the image above to watch me testify on my tax reform plan, Jumpstart America, before the tax writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In my remarks, I said:
“Mr. Chairman, last Congress, when the conversation on tax reform began to take shape
I traveled around the country and talked to fellow small business owners. I talked to folks in the manufacturing sector, people in distribution, my friends in the oil and gas industry and the average American entrepreneur just starting out.
“Small business owners, in particular, found it frustrating to devote so much of their time to taxes, when they could instead focus on their company.
“As we’ve seen over the last few years, companies are literally moving their headquarters to avoid our rates. Lowering that tax rate would incentivize those to move their business back to the U.S. and help us regain our competitive edge in a global economy.”
I recently joined my House colleagues outside the Capitol to urge for a sunset on our current federal tax code.
As a small business owner for more than 40 years, I know firsthand how costly and time consuming it is to navigate our 70,000 page tax code. We need real reform, which hasn't happened since 1986.
I have joined my colleagues to urge passage of H.R.27 which would set a termination date for the current Internal Revenue Code. Jumpstart America will pick up where our tax code has fallen short.
You can read more about Jumpstart America in my op-ed that appeared in Fox News on Tax Day.
Accompanying Texas' Cherry Blossom Princess to the Congressional Reception
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of escorting Baylor University student, and Plano resident, Abby Callison to the Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception in Washington, DC.
Abby Callison, the 2016 Texas Cherry Blossom Princess from Texas, and I took a photo in my office before the congressional reception.
Abby is the 2016 Cherry Blossom Princess representing Texas. The Cherry Blossom Princess Program, started in 1948, is described as a “cultural, educational and professional development program for women leaders” and is held each year during one week of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation’s capital.
Texas Cherry Blossom Princess Abby Callison introduces me to guests and participants in the Cherry Blossom Princess Program at the Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception in Washington, DC.
I would like to thank Abby for being a role model to young women in our home state and across the country. Texas is fortunate to be represented by an intelligent and accomplished young woman who truly embodies the goal of the Cherry Blossom Princess program.
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