Texas Republican Roger Williams, newly appointed chair of the House’s Small Business Committee, has been a life-long small business owner.
His family owns a car dealership and also a cattle business.
Williams, elected to the House in 2012, also serves on the House Financial Services Committee.
House Small Business Committee Goals
The Republican-led House Committee has set out these goals for the upcoming term:
- Advocate for free market principles and pro-growth policies
- Rigorous oversight of the current administration, especially costly policies and regulatory burdens
- Highlight the American Dream and success stories of small business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators from all corners of the US
The Committee has also set out the following 5 priorities:
- Reform the Small Business Administration
- Enhance private sector lending
- Empower entrepreneurs
- Enhance small business federal contracting
- Keep focus on oversight and transparency
Background on Rep. Roger Williams
Williams grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and spent several years in the farm leagues. He coaches baseball at TCU.
Small Business Deals
In 2005 Williams was appointed Texas Secretary of State and Chief Liaison for the Texas border.
Since his electionto the House in 2012, Williams has coached and managed the Republican Congressional Baseball Team.
Recent Bills Sponsored
Williams has sponsored HR 7664, Small Business Career & Technical Education Act. The bill has passed the House and in currently in the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee.
Williams has also sponsored HR6802, Preventing Racial Profiling in Lending.