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Come and Read It Report

Feb 14, 2018
Newsletter

Dear Texans,

Each and every day, I am continuing to hear from all of you about the great impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on your daily life. In case you missed it, I published a column in the Cleburne Times-Review over the weekend regarding how tax reform is making waves in our district. You can read it here.

Government Funding Update

Last week, we voted to fund the government for another six weeks. As I've said before, the greatest threat to our national security is our out of control debt and the continuous borrowing of money to pay our bills. Career politicians in Washington have shown no appetite to curtail these bad habits; instead choosing to add more to the deficit, rather than make cuts to the federal government. I’ve run a business my entire life, and there comes a point when you just cannot continue to borrow, sinking further and further in debt. 

After many years of bad deals and the Obama Administration’s attempt to put this problem on the backs of our military, we are now faced with an untenable situation and an unfortunate solution. I made a promise to our soldiers at Fort Hood, and around the globe, that I would fight for them, fight for better training, better equipment and better infrastructure. While Democrats continue to prioritize illegal immigration and Planned Parenthood, I choose to keep my promise to our men and women in uniform. Our armed services are not immune from our debt problems, and they should not be asked to shoulder an enormous burden while lawmakers negotiate unrelated spending measures. For my full statement, click here

Somervell County Fire Department

Last Tuesday, I had the opportunity to recognize the Somervell County Fire Department firefighters for their bravery and valor. These men and women who serve their local community are a rare find, they are heroes, and I am honored to represent them in the 25th Congressional District of Texas. You can click here to watch my speech on the House floor.

Legislative Update

Last week: we voted on and passed 18 legislative items. I also participated in a Financial Services Committee hearing where we questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin regarding the 2017 annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. You can watch it here.

This week: I'll be participating in two Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee hearings. The first one was this morning, and the second one is tomorrow, February 15 at 8:30am CT.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

Sincerely,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress