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2018 is off to a great start. Reports from around the country continue to shine on the fact that businesses and their employees are seeing the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and it's only the beginning:
- Increased wages
- 401(k) matches
Whether you’re a family of four, a single parent, an individual taxpayer, or a small business owner, you’ll see more savings and bigger paychecks. This means more money back in your pocket, and more growth for small businesses.
We are a little over a week into 2018, and we are already seeing the incredible benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all across America:
Happy New Year to everyone in the 25th District of Texas! 2017 was an exciting and busy year, and I am proud to report how much we've accomplished as a nation. We are only half way through the 115th Congress, but here are some important highlights I want you to be aware of:
The treasury secretary would be required to report to Congress financial transactions related Iran’s purchase of commercial passenger aircraft from U.S. manufacturers under a bill that the House of Representatives approved on Thursday.
Under the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorized U.S. aircraft manufacturers to begin negotiations with Iran in March 2016. Since then, OFAC has permitted the sale of more than 200 aircraft.
The United States House of Representatives passed key legislation on Thursday which will prevent Iran from having access to aircraft and other military equipment.
Roger Williams, representative from Texas' 25th district, which includes Fort Hood, serves as the vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade. He introduced the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, H.R. 4324. The bill passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 252-167.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as the vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, on the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, which passed out of the House on Thursday with a vote of 252-167.
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is advancing a strategy that could derail efforts by Boeing Co. and Airbus SE to sell hundreds of jetliners to Iranian airlines, U.S. officials said.
The two aerospace giants have lined up deals over the past 15 months that have been left in limbo as the White House reassessed its Iran policy and has threatened to walk away from an international nuclear deal if Congress and European partners don’t address concerns, with only a handful of Airbus planes so far delivered.
The House passed legislation Thursday that would require Treasury Department officials to report to Congress on Iranian purchases of U.S. aircraft and how those sales are financed, and certify that they would not aid Iran's effort to distribute weapons.
The bill is another effort by lawmakers to highlight how U.S. sales of aircraft to Iran might boost the regime's terrorist activities in the Middle East. It passed 252-167 — all but four Republicans supported it, and they were joined by 23 Democrats.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as a vice chairman on the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered a floor speech during the general debate on his bill, H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, that he introduced last month.
Williams' remarks below.
"Mr. Speaker, it is truly a privilege to speak in support of my bill, H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act.