Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Congressman Williams: “This should not happen in America”

Jun 6, 2013
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) spoke on the House floor in support of job creating policies included in the House Republicans’ jobs plan.  The video can be viewed here.  Remarks as prepared follows.

“Nearly 4 and a half million Americans have been without a job for 27 weeks or longer. This number is equal to the entire population of the greater Houston area. 

“This should not happen in America. 

“A job is fundamental – it gives individuals the chance to contribute both to their family and to the economy.  America has always been a land of opportunity, growth and prosperity.

“Sadly, Washington’s policies over the last 4 years are preventing job creators from growing their businesses and creating job opportunities for these 4 and a half million Americans out of work. The endless regulations…tax increases… the burdens of complying with ObamaCare.  This federal government has gotten too big and is out of control.

“Instead of continuing with its flawed policies that are crippling America’s future, I hope the President and his administration will work with House Republicans as we continue with our plan for economic growth and jobs that cuts spending, balances the budget, lowers healthcare costs, eliminates red tape, takes important steps towards energy independence, and encourages responsible oversight of out-of-control government agencies like the IRS. 

“Mr. Speaker, America is about the American dream, not the American scheme.”

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