Congressman Williams Unanimously Cleared in Ethics Review
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Tuesday after the House Committee on Ethics unanimously voted to clear Williams of a year-long ethics review regarding an amendment Williams offered to the FAST Act in November 2015, during the 114th Congress.
“First off, I would like to thank the House Committee on Ethics and its staff for their professionalism, hard work, and, as always, being very thorough when it comes to ethical matters of concern to keep Members of Congress accountable. I thank them for their service to Congress and ultimately, to the American people who trust in us to do the right thing. As promised, I fully cooperated with the Committee and am pleased that this matter is now closed.
“I have extensive knowledge and experience in running a small business and I chose to apply some commonsense to legislation that was overreaching with regulations. This bill would have resulted in unintended consequences that would punish small business owners, employees and consumers. As I knew all along, the Committee found no violation of any law, rule or regulation. My outlook as a Member of Congress has been, and always will be, to bring sensible business solutions to solve attempted government overreach, specifically on small businesses. Moving forward, I will continue to fight for and be the voice of small business owners across Texas’ 25th Congressional District and our nation.”