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Come and Read It Report

May 29, 2018

Dear Texans,

Yesterday was Memorial Day and I hope all of you in Texas' 25th had the opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones. While the weekend was filled with baseball, barbecues and apple pie, it is my hope that no one lost sight of what the holiday was really about. It was a time to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and those who protected the rights we take for granted. We celebrate the soldiers, marines, guardsmen, sailors and airmen who have transformed our nation through their noble actions. God bless the Armed Forces, God bless Texas, and God bless the United States.

I had the humble opportunity to join constituents in Cleburne, Texas yesterday to honor our heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you for allowing me to share Memorial Day with y'all.

I was honored to spend my Memorial Day with the great community of Keene, Texas. While I was there, I had the privilege of honoring some our nation's Korean War and Vietnam veterans - thank you for your service.

Tax Reform Update

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. However, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, those who are unemployed are becoming few and far between. In case you missed it, I wrote a column for Roll Call that you can find here. For more information on tax reform, go to

National Defense Authorization Act Update

For far too long, we’ve expected our troops to do more with less. We’ve expected them to defend our country, at home and abroad, in substandard conditions with inadequate equipment. As the representative of Texas' 25th District, I have fought on behalf of Fort Hood for an NDAA that will ensure military readiness. This legislation will directly affect our servicemen and women in Central Texas, and around the globe, by giving them the tools they need to fight and win. All of this is critical to keeping Americans safe, and I look forward to this bill making it to the  President's desk as quickly as possible. Click here for my full statement.

Congress Votes to Provide Regulatory Relief

After years of hard work with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee, I am proud to have cast my vote in favor of S. 2155. Over half of the provisions in this bill originated in our committee and I am glad to see Congress cutting through the red tape in order to give community banks, credit unions, small businesses and, most importantly, the American consumer, much needed relief. We can and must do more to rein in federal government overreach, and I will continue working with both Chambers to roll back burdensome regulations in order to allow Main Street to breathe again. 

Prior to the vote, I spoke on the House floor in favor of this bill. You can click here or below to watch.

Williams Attends White House Signing Ceremony

In an effort to rein in the unaccountable BCFP, Republicans in Congress were able to roll back yet another controversial guidance that harmed the American consumer. I applaud President Trump for taking swift action by signing this CRA less than two weeks after it passed through the House with a vote of 234-175. This is a critical step in the right direction to reconstruct the Bureau, and I look forward to continue working with the President and Acting Director Mulvaney on behalf of the American people.

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Right to Try

Last week, the House passed Right to Try legislation that will give hope to Americans who are suffering from terminal illness. Those who are fighting for their lives should have every chance to find a cure, and I was proud to support this bill. I thank President Trump and Vice President Pence for their leadership on this critical legislation.

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.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress