Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Defense and National Security

Under the Constitution, the most important role of the federal government is to provide for the national defense. America’s values of freedom and liberty are under constant attack by hostile people whose ideology consists of hate, murder, and radical Islamic extremism. Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, we have relied on the men and women of our armed forces to prevent our nation from further attack and to destroy terrorist networks. With this vital need for military readiness, Congress and the President must ensure sufficient funding in order to increase our military strength and protect our men and women in harm’s way. Our troops must be fully equipped, trained and prepared for war.
 
We must protect our interests not just at home and in the Middle East, but in other parts of the world with growing unrest – places like Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and North Korea.
 
Texas’ 25th Congressional District is home to much of Fort Hood, the Army’s Premier installation to train and deploy heavy forces and one of the largest military installations in the world. Fort Hood ranks highest in terms of future capability and can support and sustain more than 50,000 soldiers and their families. I am honored to represent this community of patriots and will continue fighting for them in Washington.

More on Defense and National Security

Jun 8, 2016 In The News

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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Jun 7, 2016 Newsletter
Jun 6, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today released the following statement on the 72nd anniversary of the Allied forces’ landing in Normandy, France:

May 31, 2016 In The News

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.

May 27, 2016 Press Release

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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May 24, 2016 Newsletter
May 19, 2016 Press Release

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.”

May 19, 2016 In The News

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.”

May 17, 2016 Press Release

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.