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HILLSBORO, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today toured the Hillsboro Municipal Airport after announcing a $553,500 grant awarded to the airport under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Mayor Andy Smith, EDC Administrator Art Mann and Airport Manager John Graham joined the tour.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At large) today introduced the Save Our Stages Act, to provide grants from the Small Business Administration to independent music venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Senate companion version of the legislation.
AUSTIN, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today applauded Tesla’s announcement of the construction of their new Gigafactory in Travis County. The $1.1 billion assembly plant will employ 5,000 people and is expected to generate over $1 billion in capital investment.
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, we must demonstrate that we can confront the challenges of the virus while still taking deliberate steps to safely reopen the economy. There is no substitute for restaurants filled with patrons, classrooms full of children, or retail storefronts packed with American consumers. Prior to the pandemic, our American economy was stronger than it had been in decades with more jobs than people and record low unemployment.
The political landscape might be divided now more than ever, but one thing that can unite parties, it seems, is lower taxes for breweries and wineries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today released the following statement as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement officially went into effect:
CLEBURNE, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $6.2 million grant for Cleburne Municipal Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission and is intended to be used for pavement improvements.
CLEBURNE, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $40.3 million loan for United Cooperative Services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. United is headquartered in Cleburne, Texas and serves approximately 85,300 members over nearly 10,600 miles of line.
GATESVILLE, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $1,020,545.94 grant awarded to the city of Gatesville, Texas by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds are intended to aid recovery from severe storms and flooding that washed over the Leon River embankment causing damage to Faunt Le Roy Park and South 7th Street Road.