Ensuring that America can produce enough energy for our own consumption needs is vital to our national security. As there is growing unrest around many oil producing nations, it puts America in a much more secure position knowing that we are not reliant on any foreign nation to meet our demands. I will continue supporting domestic oil and gas producers so we will not be dependent on any foreign nations to meet our energy needs.
Supported the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R.2029) which lifted the ban on U.S. crude oil exports and has been critical for reviving American jobs and renewing our energy independence.
Consistently voted against legislation that stifles the production of oil and gas, such as H.R. 1941 and H.R. 205. Both of these bills would ban offshore oil and gas drilling which are necessary measures to ensure we are energy independent.
Cosponsored the EXPAND Act (H.R. 3895) which enforces the policy to reduce financial, technical, or regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.
Cosponsored the Federal Land Freedom Act (H.R. 2511) which gives states the right to develop all of the energy resources on the federal land within their state.
Cosponsored the To Appropriate Funds for the SPR Petroleum Account Act (H.R. 6580) which allocated funding to expand the production of domestic petroleum.
Banks have discontinued funding industries that are politically disfavored, such as the oil and gas industry. That’s why I signed onto a letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Fed Chair Powell requesting equal consideration of all industries when implementing the Main Street Lending Program.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) released the following statement regarding United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s resignation:
U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Tuesday night following President Trump’s State of the Union Address to the nation:
At the start of this Congress, small business optimism was low. Employers and workers needed relief from burdensome regulations in order to grow their business. Last year, we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashed taxes for Main Street and allowed it to breathe again.
✓ 20 percent small business tax deduction
✓ Immediate business equipment expensing
✓ Small business optimism is reaching record highs
I hope all of you in our district enjoyed your Labor Day and were able to spend time with family and loved ones. Congress is back in Washington this week after spending the last few weeks in our respective districts and I want you all to know I enjoyed every moment of my time touring Central Texas. Our conversations were constructive and enlightening, and I cannot wait to put your words into action. Below is the recap of my previous week in Texas' 25th District:
CLIFTON, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited the Clifton Gearench facility to meet with their employees and take a tour. As a business owner his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the impact its having on Gearench’s business and workers. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.
GLEN ROSE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP) Thursday afternoon to meet with their leadership and employees. Rep. Williams also met with the U.S. NRC Resident Inspection Team to learn about their role in overseeing the safe and secure operations of CPNPP.