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.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government along with House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon’s (R-CA) amendment to equip the Free Syrian Army.
“Today our nation pauses to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and honor the memory of the thousands of innocent lives lost thirteen years ago. We are also mindful of the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi that took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three more Americans. Though the pain of loss is just as poignant now, may we never for
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