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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the U.S. Congress, last week testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense to request support for the continued production of military aircraft while the committee drafts the Fiscal Year 2018 defense appropriations bill.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the U.S. Congress, on Wednesday evening voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill to increase base discretionary military spending by $2 billion from the previous year.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), Thursday morning testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies to request support for various projects at Fort Hood.
North Texas lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S. and the protests that followed.
"This is a bad policy," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told NBC 5 Monday morning. "But even if you're going to have the policy, you let people know before they get on the flight, as opposed to sending them to the United States and then going through this hell."
Officials say nine people were released after they were detained overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to construct a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase hiring of border patrol and immigration agents and curb federal funding for sanctuary cities:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of Israel after the House last week overwhelmingly objected to an anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution condemning Jewish settlements.
The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in Townhall:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this morning released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act .
WASHINGTON: A behemoth $619 billion defense spending bill passed the House of Representatives on Friday, and Texans had their hands all over it.
The annual bill, dubbed the National Defense Authorization Act, funds the Department of Defense. The bill passed Friday does not require women to register for the draft and includes the largest pay increase for troops in six years.
Although the bill is expected to be approved by the Senate, registering women for the draft turned into a political battle in the past few months.