Congressman Williams Touts Tax Reform on House Floor
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Monday night to talk about the impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on Texas’ 25th Congressional District, that he represents.
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to talk about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is benefitting Texas – especially, the folks in the 25th Congressional District that I represent.
“There are approximately 28 million people lucky enough to call themselves Texans. Of that, I have the great honor of representing hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans who wake up and go to work every day just like you and just like me.
“For five years, I have traveled up and down the 25th District of Texas – most recently, just last week where I visited many local businesses along the way.
“I have witnessed firsthand the hardships that families and small businesses face day in and day out due to an intrusive federal government, and overreaching Administration.
“I pledged to these people that I would bring my commonsense business perspective to Washington in order to jumpstart this economy, and I am proud to say that I upheld that promise.
“When I visited these folks last week there was something different about them.
“For the first time in a long time, I had business owners and their employees telling me about the positive impacts coming from our nation’s tax code.
“They were telling me they noticed more money in their most recent paychecks. One man even told me he plans to use his extra money to put into his 401(k) so that he can save even more for his retirement.
“This means parents can now plan for their future and start putting away money for their kid’s college fund.
“It means companies are adding to their workforce, and that those individuals can keep more money in their pockets.
“Ultimately, these hardworking Texans are seeing more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks.
“I am proud to be their voice in Washington and will continue fighting on their behalf.
“In God we Trust. I yield back.”