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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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.
This afternoon, the House passed H.J. Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act, to ensure that death benefits to families of fallen troops will continue to be paid despite the government shutdown.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) made the following statement following passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that defunds the President’s healthcare law.
The Fort Hood Heroes Act, introduced today by Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25), would ensure the victims of the tragic Nov. 5, 2009 terrorist attack on Fort Hood receive their due benefits and awards. The Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act is a companion bill to Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) legislation, introduced last week. Before the bill’s introduction, 118 original cosponsors signed on, with more expected this week. Some original co-sponsors include Reps.
U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) made the following statement about the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard:
“Today we remember and honor the legacy left behind by so many American lives tragically taken 12 years ago. God bless the first responders whose heroic actions saved many, God bless the families and loved ones of those who perished, and God bless our troops past and present who have valiantly served to protect the United States of America and the freedom we value so dearly. We will never forget.”
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Despite the strong lobbying efforts by President Barack Obama and his administration, one local lawmaker remains skeptical about taking military action in Syria.
In comments made to the Herald on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, indicated that he was not in support of the president’s call for a military strike against the Syrian government.
“Right now I’m not leaning toward sending our young men and women into harm’s way,” Williams said.