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

Mar 23, 2016 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) Tuesday evening joined Austin’s KEYE-TV from Capitol Hill to comment on the terrorist attacks in Brussels which left at least 34 dead and more than 200 injured.

“Open borders do not work, and this is a prime example of why we need to secure our borders in America,” said Williams. “Our hearts and our prayers go out to those who have been injured and those who have been killed.”

Williams is a member of the Financial Service Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Texas) today released the following statement after two terrorist attacks in the European Union’s de facto capital of Brussels on Tuesday left at least 34 dead and more than 100 injured:

Feb 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Texas) this morning released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his plan to close the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and transfer its housed enemy combatants:

Jan 15, 2016 Column

This week, President Obama is going around the country to re-hash some of the themes from his State of the Union. I have a better idea: how about he start apologizing for the last seven years?

I’ve decided to help the president by highlighting some of the lowlights that he should address. I’ve also taken the liberty of assisting the president’s speech writers by putting this in a speech format for him:

Jan 12, 2016 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) this evening delivered his response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

The text of the response is below:

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Office of the Secretary of Defense notified Williams’ office that Fort Hood has “been determined to no longer be appropriate for use as a temporary shelter at this time.”

Jan 1, 2016 Column

I have always said that I believe the role of government is to defend the borders, build infrastructure, collect our taxes and then get out of the way. Under President Obama, we have witnessed an executive branch that refuses to enforce immigration law but has expanded government like never before while our roads and bridges crumble beneath us.

Dec 23, 2015 Column

As we approach the new year, it is a great time to reflect on 2015. While the past year has brought much frustration and disappointment from Washington, it is the Texas spirit of resolve, determination and willingness to confront challenges head-on that give me hope for the future.
 
November marked six years since the unspeakable tragedy that occurred at Fort Hood. This year we were finally able to get the Obama Administration to admit the events that transpired on that fateful day were an act of terrorism and not workplace violence.
 

Dec 17, 2015 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) spoke to KXXV-TV Waco after the Office of the Secretary of Defense notified him that a survey team will assess the possibility of using Fort Hood to house unaccompanied alien children.

“Fort Hood is a military base, not a daycare,” said Williams. “This administration needs to return them to their homes and reunite them with their families.”