Rep. Roy applauds Governor Abbott’s decision to reject federal unemployment dollars and get Texas back to work

May 17, 2021
Press Release

Congressman Roy issued the following statement Monday following Governor Abbott's decision to opt Texas out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the pandemic:

Small businesses in Texas and across the country have been getting crushed and are struggling to hire people because the government has been paying people not to work; I applaud Governor Abbott for doing the right thing for Texas' economy. A country $30 trillion in debt simply cannot afford to keep spending money like this for people to stay home when millions of jobs are going unfilled; it's insane and irresponsible.