Congressman Williams invites President Obama to meet with Texas delegation to find a solution to the border crisis.Mr. President, you refuse to use your power to send these children back to reunite with their own families and use every available resource to fully seal our border. That is the end goal for the Texas delegation, and that is why I will not support your weak and irresponsible supplemental bill. On behalf of my Texas colleagues, I plead for your time. I would like to invite you to sit down with the Texas delegation so we can find a solution together. You carved out an entire afternoon to raise money in the Lone Star State while stubbornly refusing to visit the border, but I hope that the two miles between our House and the White House will not be a deterrent.
Fort Hood shooting victims one step closer to receiving Purple HeartsVictims and families of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting could soon receive Purple Hearts, benefits and closure thanks to language entered in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act. During the House Armed Services Committee’s markup of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX11) offered the amendment on behalf of Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25). The Committee adopted the amendment unanimously by voice vote showing strong bipartisan support.
2014 Congressional Art Competition Winner Announced2014 Congressional Art Competition winner Hayley Hand, a junior at Faith Academy of Marble Falls, with her acrylic painting Above and Below. Congratulations to Hayley Hand, a junior at Faith Academy of Marble Falls for her winning piece Above and Below. Runners up include Chase Muller, junior at Faith Academy of Marble Falls, Sami Richter, senior at Burnet High School, Maxwell Haager, sophomore at Hyde Park Baptist High School, and Chase Mardis, senior at Burnet High School.
House passes Williams’ bill to dedicate Burleson post office as the Sergeant William Moody Post OfficeThe House passed H.R. 3060, a bill introduced by Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), to dedicate the post office facility in Burleson, TX, as the Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building. Williams spoke on the House floor to recognize the service and sacrifice of Sgt. Moody, a true hometown hero.
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), along with Congressman John Carter (TX-31), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel demanding the Department of Defense (DoD) to follow through with a law requiring a Purple Heart review. The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act mandates that Congress receive a report of the review of the Purple Heart award for the victims of the 2009 terrorist
Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports.
Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, which had some sober news for the American people.
Key points from CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook:
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) responded to President Obama’s request for support of the Texas delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives by inviting the President to meet with the Texas congressmen.
The immigration crisis unfolding in Texas and the southern border is a tragedy – one that presents complex issues with limited options. Since last October, more than 180,000 people, nearly one-quarter who are unaccompanied children, have crossed the Southwest border from Central America. That’s a 99% increase from the previous year, and Border Patrol data indicates it has soared over 1,000% s