Defense and National Security
“The first job of the federal government is to keep our nation safe.”— Congressman Roger Williams
Roger Williams knows that nothing is more important to his nation—and to his district—than national security.
Much of the world’s largest military base, Fort Hood, resides in the 25th Congressional District. And Roger is committed to fighting for those who fight for America.
His agenda for national security is based on the premise that for the world to be free America must be strong.
- Keeping national security spending off-limits from budget cuts;
- Investing in new weapons technology like the Joint Strike Fighter;
- Raising the pay of our men and women in uniform;
- Never apologizing for American military strength.
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Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to address wasteful spending within the Pentagon’s budget in lieu of Hagel’s proposed cuts to troop pay and benefits.
This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services. Read the report here.
The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.
· Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee
In an interview with Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) today, Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, a victim of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, said the President has broken his promise to take care of the victims and survivors of the massacre. The four-minute video of the interview can be viewed or downloaded here.
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after the State Department announced for the first time the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks were terrorist attacks.
As you know, the House passed a two-year budget deal authored by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. I supported this bill because I believe it is important to get on a budget process that cuts spending, helps the military, reduces the deficit, doesn’t raise taxes, and stops the pattern of passing CR after CR. This Congress and administration have done so for the last five years. That’s not good for business.
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after voting for the Ryan/Murray budget deal which passed the House on a bipartisan vote on 332-94.
U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran:
“President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s agreement with Iran is a slap in the face to Israel and a dangerous move that threatens the national security of America and Israel.
Congressman Roger Williams spoke on the House floor in support of religious freedom in the military. Excerpts are below, and video of the speech can be viewed here.
“Mr. Speaker, the First Amendment of the Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Freedom of religion is how we live our faith, not just where we attend worship services.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) delivered remarks on the House floor in response to recent statements by Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno that military readiness is staggeringly low due to budget constraints. Excerpts from Williams’ remarks are below. The full speech can be viewed here.
Congressman Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Reid/McConnell plan which will reopen the government and raise the debt limit.