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President Barack Obama offered condolences and praise to the community of Fort Hood following the death of nine soldiers in a flood during a training exercise.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today released the following statement on the 72nd anniversary of the Allied forces’ landing in Normandy, France:
The ground remained soggy Monday morning and puddle and mud encounters proved impossible to avoid. Yet the overnight downpour gave way to a cool, breeze-filled morning at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery as about 90 gathered to mark Memorial Day.
To many, the holiday brings summer’s kick off and family fun, several program speakers noted, all of which is good. More importantly, all said, is the opportunity the day brings to pause and remember those who secured our freedoms to enjoy such activities.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that he will deliver remarks at the Johnson County Memorial Day Service in Cleburne Monday.
What: Rep. Williams to speak to veterans, families and community members at the Johnson County Memorial Day Service
Date: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 10:30 am CT
Location: Cleburne Memorial Park: 405 Waters St, Cleburne, TX 76031
Open to Press: Yes
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the U.S. Congress, last night voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017.
“In a time of so much uncertainty, we must ensure our military remains the strongest fighting force in the world,” said Williams. “By passing this defense bill we are giving them the tools they need to accomplish their missions and remain ready to defeat our enemies.”
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams’ authorization of a “land exchange” between Fort Hood and Copperas Cove was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a release from Williams’ office.
“I am pleased that my authorization was included in one of the most important pieces of legislation of the year,” said Williams, R–Austin, in the release. “This legal framework will enhance Fort Hood’s efforts to train the greatest Army in the world and provide Copperas Cove with the tools it needs for economic development.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams’ (R – Austin) authorization of a “land exchange” between Fort Hood and Copperas Cove was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual military policy bill that has passed through Congress for the last 54 years.