AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams’ (R-Texas) has introduced the final piece of legislation in his seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.
“As a business owner I believe cash flowing American businesses should be Washington’s number one approach to tax reform, but unfortunately that just has not been the case,” said Williams. “Small businesses need relief now, and Jumpstart America is the most effective and immediate way to empower small businesses to grow and hire again.”Read More
Two weeks ago was the fifth year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – a 2,300 page law that has blanketed our entire financial system with more than 400 costly rules and regulations.
Just as we have found out that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable, we are learning that Dodd-Frank doesn’t do what its full name suggests either.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday afternoon, the House Financial Services Committee passed Congressman Roger Williams’ (R-Texas) bill, the State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015 (H.R.2643), by a vote of 57- 0.
H.R.2643, which would give states more control to conduct required background checks on state-regulated non-bank financial services industries, now heads to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives where it will be voted on by the entire chamber after lawmakers return to Washington in September.Read More
Texans are firing back at a federal plan to prevent some Social Security beneficiaries from buying guns if they don’t or can’t manage their own financial affairs.
Some say the proposal — which would have the Social Security Administration comply with procedures already in place to prevent gun sales to drug addicts, felons and more — is the latest move by President Barack Obama’s administration to restrict firearm use.
While the Defense Department on Wednesday came out against arming “all” service members at U.S. military installations, the debate is still heating up in Central Texas, with federal lawmakers getting involved.
“We do not support arming all military personnel for a variety of reasons,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon. “(There are) safety concerns, the prohibitive cost for use-of-force and weapons training, qualification costs as well as compliance with multiple weapons-training laws.”
Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law as one of the largest financial overhauls in our nation’s history. The American people were told the law was necessary to ensure stability in the financial sector and prevent future meltdowns. But instead of responsibly studying the root causes of the crisis, Democrats in Washington rushed to regulate and threw a blanket over our entire financial system.Read More
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, has introduced a bill that would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to explain to community banks and credit unions why they are not exempted from certain CFPB rules and regulations as permitted in the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), today issued the following statement after a recently released video featured Planned-Parenthood’s senior director of medical services admitting that the organization alters abortion procedures to harvest and transfer specific organs of aborted fetuses:Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement after an internal Justice Department investigation cleared its own lawyers of unfairly targeting payday lenders in its program Operation Chokepoint:Read More
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Roger Williams represents the 25th District of Texas in the United States Congress, a district that stretches from Tarrant County in the North to Hays County in the South and includes much of Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
Prior to his election in November 2012, Congressman Williams served his country in a number of ways and brings a unique background to Congress. He was raised in the Fort Worth area where he graduated from high school and later played baseball at Texas Christian University.
After graduating from college, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves where he played in their farm system before an injury ended his sports career and forced him to begin his business career. He began working in the family car business and has owned and operated the business for 40 years.
Along the way, he also became involved civically and politically. He served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before he went on to later serve as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. Additionally, as well as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/Cheney ’04, Inc. Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as the Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee’s Eagles Program. He has also served as State Finance Chair for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Inc., in 2002 and as the National Director of the “Patriots” program for Senator Cornyn.
In 2005, Governor Rick Perry appointed Congressman Williams to serve as Texas Secretary of State. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, he worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. The Congressman worked tirelessly to promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas. He also served as the state’s Chief Liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs as well as Chair of the state’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Response Strike Force.
Congressman Williams was elected to his first term in Congress on November 6th, 2012 and was selected to serve on the House Committee on the Budget, along with the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.
Guidance comes from the customer, not the federal government https://t.co/iKN0gDDxHG
Rep. Williams’ “Licensing Efficiency” Bill Unanimously Passes Committee https://t.co/Num5qt0v7B
In my latest newsletter you can read my American Banker op-ed and floor speech on the fifth year anniversary of Dodd Frank, my stance on arming
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As a second generation car dealer and business owner, I explained to my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee that guidance comes directly
This afternoon, the Financial Services Committee marked up my bill, the State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015. This common sense, bipartisan
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