Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Congressman Roger Williams outraged by POTUS vacation tab

Jun 14, 2013
Press Release

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! 

“For decades, families and students across the country – and across the world – have visited Washington, D.C. to experience the history of our great young nation.  Yet in March, the spender-in-chief closed his White House doors to the American people, all the while taking his own family to exotic locations…courtesy of the American taxpayer.

“The President’s abuse of our taxpayer dollars has got to stop.  We have wounded warriors who need our help, veterans whose VA claims have gone unanswered for more than 440 days, vital programs that have been cut.  When will the President put the people first?”

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