Melissa Mechelle Wilson (Williams) for Congress
''The best interest of the people is my only mission''

Campaign Issues

 

 AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL

All consumers are not in the position to save money to experience the dream of homeownership. I want to see these dreams happen by government allowing the FHA federally insured mortgage to offer zero down options. The first steppingstone to wealth starts with homeownership and all Americans should be able to have the opportunity to buy a home with no down payment options. 

I want to see the min credit score requirement on FHA reduced from 580 to a mid-score of 550 with the min down for primary residence first time homebuyers only. The 580 requirement should remain for all others.

Regulating the banks and their lending practices should be reviewed annually. 

 

COMMON SENSE TAX BREAKS FOR NON- CUSTODIAL PARENTS

The real estate industry has allowed me to see firsthand how child support can potentially harm the non-custodial parent financially. I would like to see our government provide a tax deduction for the non-custodial parents paying into the child support system. They should be able to receive some form of tax advantage or deduction from earned income when filing being that most likely they will not be able to claim the child as a dependent.  It would take law makers some time to strategically come together with a plan on how we can implement this regulation. It is worth it for me to push this as an option during my term if the people will allow me to represent them.

I will also make sure to work alongside our State politicians to assure we are continuing to implement regulation here in Texas to protect our custodial parents as well. The state of Texas is doing a phenomenal job with ensuring that our children are getting the support they need in our child support system. Children will always remain priority. 

 

 The Economy

I want to see common sense regulation that will benefit Americans! My goal is to push for laws and regulation that will strengthen our foundation here on our soil. My goal is to work and create a voice for us! Min wage must coincide with inflation. The cost of goods is rising and our American citizens that fall in the lower economic tax bracket are experiencing difficulty making ends meet. 

I want to see the tax breaks in the pockets of every day American citizens and NOT the LARGE CORPS!

 

We must have Criminal Justice Reform now!

I see many of our minority men and women losing their life at the hands of law enforcement with no accountability in place for law enforcement who have taken the life of a citizen without proper proof or a valid explanation as to why lethal force was necessary. Minorities historically are executed in the prison system at higher rates than whites and also serving longer sentences. This must change and our now current rep in district 9 has not done enough to address this!

Non-violent offenders should serve a lighter sentence than someone guilty of murder or sexual assault.

If anyone is found guilty of a sexual offense. They should not receive anything less than life in prison. We need these people off our streets. 

We must protect our children from child sex trafficking. 

 

EDUCATION

I want to see the pell grant revised for post-secondary to eliminate the requirement for parent income to qualify. I attended college and was required to use my parents income although they did not support me financially in any form. This would allow students access to funds for schoolbooks, tuition, and daily living expenses. This would also reduce the amount of student loan debt the student may incur which would eliminate the need to borrow as much. 

I want to see more funding for education at the federal level as this would potentially minimize the burden of Texas Homeowners through our property tax to keep our education system funded.

No person is above the law especially in government!

If you have any form of sexual or criminal misconduct, you should not be allowed to be in leadership in this country! This requirement should be put in place for congress members, presidents, and senators. You are a leader and leaders must set examples!

Leaders in office that have been found guilty of any form of unethical misconduct must immediately resign. 

Healthcare

I am a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent in Texas! Obamacare was great regulation that was passed and should be protected! I remember delivering denials to people for pre-existing conditions such as hypertension or certain mental disorders. We need to keep certain protections in place in the private sector so that many Americans do not lose their insurance coverage.

SMALL BUSINESS

I am a small business owner of 15 years and believe that the small business owners are the foundation in our community. We must keep small business alive and thriving. We do this by making sure regulations are being passed that work for the benefit of the small business owner. We create jobs and opportunity in our communities. I would like the tax breaks to benefit the small business owner as well and not take away from us.  Our profitability allows us to keep many people employed. We are now currently experiencing a decrease in our tax deductions we once were able to utilize, and this must change.  I will fight for our small businesses.