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Mr. Williams is an expert on government waste and the budget process. His television appearances include: “ABC News with Peter Jennings,” “Hannity and Colmes,” CNN, and Fox News. He has also appeared on numerous local network affiliates. Mr. Williams has appeared on hundreds of radio talk shows from coast to coast, including WBZ in Boston, WGN in Chicago, KABC in Los Angeles, WCBS in New York, and WOAI in San Antonio.
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Mr. Williams has traveled to Great Britain, Jamaica, and South Korea to help establish groups similar to TPA in those countries.
Mr. Williams has a Masters of Art in Political Science from Villanova University, and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from Kutztown University.
On the 2008 campaign trail, President Obama unequivocally declared that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is “little more than a fund for corporate welfare.” Flash forward six years, and the president’s Democrat allies in Congress are demanding that lawmakers “direct immediate attention” toward renewing the Bank’s authorization, which is set to expire in September of this year.
The Export-Import Bank has become the poster child of crony capitalism and now the Bank is under scrutiny for sending money to countries with massive human rights abuses.
The Honorable Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on January 28th.
After being accused by Republicans and Democrats alike of corporate cronyism and ruining American businesses, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is seeking to soften its image and has recently named Charles J. “C.J.” Hall as its executive vice president and chief risk officer. Unfortunately, the newly appointed risk officer will do little to ameliorate Congressional concerns as the Bank has many institutional problems that need to be immediately addressed.
Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia, and her company, Roy Hill, just received preliminary approval for $694 million in financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
Throughout the history of the country, Congress has done some pretty dumb things and their recent abysmal approval ratings shows that the American public is losing faith.
As is par for the course in recent years, House conservatives again find themselves the vanguard against big-spending machinations from the Executive Branch and the Senate.
Abound Solar, the solar panel manufacturing company famous for going bankrupt last year after receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed loans, is making headlines again: according to recent media reports, the price tag on the clean up of the company's "unknown hazardous waste" is as high as $3.7 million.
The Obamacare train is clearly in motion, and it has had quite a bit of trouble leaving the station.
As the American people grapple with the consequences of a government shutdown, there are many federal agencies that are vital to the United States economy that will be affected. However, the closure of at least one government agency should be met with relief, the United States Export-Import Bank’s (Ex-Im Bank). Thankfully operations at Ex-Im Bank have ceased and this is probably for the best, especially in light of recent revelations that the Bank loaned $33.6 million in taxpayer funds to a Abengoa – a Spain-based green energy company – whose advisory board includes former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
What many Americans may not know is that the substance that is poured into millions of American fuel tanks every year can no longer be classified as gasoline.
Representatives earn three times more than the average American. Their taxpayer-provided salaries of $174,000 also include retirement benefits equal to $82,000 per year.
axpayers look to Congress to seize upon opportunities to stop federal agencies when they run amok. Congress had unique opportunity to reign in the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), which has a litany of egregious practices, by not re-confirming Fred Hochberg as the agency’s chairman and president.
This week, in Seoul, South Korea, government representatives from 176 United Nations (UN) member-states will meet to discuss proposals ostensibly aimed at curbing tobacco use worldwide.
American taxpayers are quite often skeptical and critical of federal government bureaucracies. That skepticism is amplified when applied to international institutions like the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), which receives more than $1 billion in taxpayer dollars.
Congress has supposedly banned earmarks. However, since the ban, billions of dollars in pet projects were added in the fiscal year 2011 budget which was just finalized last month.