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Rep. Williams Financial Services Amendment Passes House

Jul 11, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) last Thursday voted in favor of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017 which cuts Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funding $1.3 billion below the president’s request, supports small businesses and includes his amendment to rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

“In this bill, the government by the people is working for the people,” said Williams. “It cuts the fat, removes unnecessary red tape and emboldens America’s small businesses which are the backbone of our nation’s economy.”

Williams’ amendment would prohibit the CFPB from implementing, administering, or enforcing a new regulatory action with an economic impact of $100 million or greater.

The bill would also prohibit the use of funds for abortion in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, continue a pay freeze for senior political appointees and fully fund veterans programs within the Small Business Administration.

Williams serves on the Financial Services Committee in the House of Representatives.

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