BY: ROGER WILLIAMS
The question about our nation’s border security is not whether there is a crisis; there is. The question is, do we have the political courage to do something about it?
Unemployed, jobless, out-of-work — words that far too many of our friends and neighbors know all too well. Whether you’re a mother or father with a family to feed, or an individual working to pay off student-loans, the face of unemployment is ruthless and does not discriminate.
Headquartered on Fort Hood – one of the largest military bases in the world – III Corps is a major formation of the United States Army Forces Command. These brave soldiers are an asset to the great State of Texas, as well as to the nation, and I am privileged to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Less than a month ago, American children were going to school with their friends, spending time with their families, and living their everyday lives. All of that quickly changed on February 14 when 17 Americans were shot dead in a building they spend as much time in as their own home.
The following op-ed by U.S. Representative Roger Williams was published by the Cleburne Times Review:
Any businessman knows that the best way to grow our economy is by embracing tax reform that includes pro-growth and pro-American economic policies. Congress is working on a plan that would dramatically overhaul our tax code for the first time in more than three decades — and this comprehensive approach should guide our country every step of the way.
Last month, the most catastrophic hurricane in history hit the Texas Coast, and its aftermath destroyed entire communities. Over the past five years, there has been a sharp nine percent drop in flood coverage in Houston, primarily due to the unaffordable state of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Representing Fort Hood – one of the largest military bases in the world – is the greatest honor I have as the Representative of Texas’ 25th Congressional District. Known as ‘The Great Place,’ it is the gold standard for the U.S. Army. It is composed of some of the bravest and most selfless people we have in this country.
Seven years after its launch in 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has done nothing for American taxpayers besides provide 2,300 pages of impulsive and deceiving legislation. This disaster of a law has unfairly blanketed our entire financial system with more than 400 overreaching and costly mandates.
The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in the Fort Worth Business Press: