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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, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) Wednesday evening took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.R.5711, which would prohibit the Treasury Secretary from authorizing U.S. financing for the export of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran.
“Mr. Speaker, the Obama Administration’s State Department recognizes the Islamic Republic of Iran as one of three state sponsors of terrorism,” said Williams. “But ironically, the president calls his deal with Iran a foreign policy achievement
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this afternoon released the following statement after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced it would reopen its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information. I believe the FBI should have never closed their initial investigation without holding Secretary Clinton accountable for her complete disregard of national security. This is their chance to make things right.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R.5931, Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. The bill, which he cosponsored, would ban the U.S. Government from providing future cash payments to the Government of Iran.
The text of Williams’ remarks is below:
“Two weeks ago, the Obama Administration admitted to transferring 1.3 billion dollars in cash to Iran after delivering a 400 million dollar cash payment the same day Iran released American prisoners.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, became an original cosponsor of the Prohibiting Future Payments to Iran Act after the Obama Administration on Tuesday disclosed that it had transferred an additional $1.3 billion in cash to Iran after delivering a $400 million cash payment the same day Iran released American prisoners.
WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, today released the following statement after the Obama Administration on Tuesday disclosed that it had transferred $1.3 billion in cash to Iran shortly after it delivered a $400 million cash payment the same day Iran released four American prisoners.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) met with community and business leaders during a visit to Lampasas on Thursday.
Williams toured the Ajinomoto Windsor plant on the downtown square – one of the largest private employers in the city.
The congressman met with leaders of the food manufacturing company as well as representatives of the Lampasas Economic Development Corp.
COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) - A Texas Congressman wants to make sure Fort Hood soldiers transitioning out of the military have good jobs waiting for them as civilians.
Congressman Roger Williams talked about many issues at the Copperas Cove Rotary Club Thursday, but made sure to speak on one government agency he thinks would be a good fit for former soldiers.
Williams believes that the economy has to be stable in order to accommodate these soldiers.
COPPERAS COVE — During a tour of Central Texas this week that includes stops in Killeen, Gatesville and Copperas Cove, U.S. Rep, Roger Williams, R-Austin, said the American economy has not yet recovered.
“Today, there are 47 million people on food stamps, 15 percent of people in poverty, another 15 percent underemployed and 52 percent of college graduates that will be un- or underemployed for the next four years,” Williams told about 20 people Thursday during a Rotary Club meeting. “That’s not an economy.”
A renovated Protective Services/Criminal Justice building was unveiled Thursday at Central Texas College.