Cleburne Times-Review: Williams cleared in ethics review
The House Committee on Ethics on Tuesday unanimously cleared U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, in an ethics review stemming from an amendment Williams offered to a bill in 2015.
The measure Williams authored as part of the FAST Act in November 2015 addressed automobile dealers.
Williams contended at the time that he introduced “common sense” legislation and did nothing wrong.
Williams, a second-generation auto dealer who owns a dealership near Fort Worth, offered the amendment in question in a larger transportation bill that passed the House of Representatives in November 2015 during the 114th Congress.
The amendment allows auto dealers to rent or loan vehicles even if they are subject to safety recalls.
The Campaign Legal Center filed the complaint against Williams accusing him of conflict of interest.