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 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a member of the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing – a component of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after President Obama announced U.S. hostage policy changes this afternoon:

 

Jun 10, 2015 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to condemn the president’s recent suggestion that there is “no strategy” to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
 
“The leader of the free world told an international conference that the United States does not have a complete strategy to defeat an enemy he once called a JV squad,” said Williams.
 

May 25, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, has been selected to serve on the committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

May 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today announced that he has been selected to serve on the committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

May 17, 2015 In The News

Area’s representatives in Washington weigh in on sequestration
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May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted to support H.R.1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 269 – 151.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that he has directed the U.S. Army to “provide all possible benefits to the victims of the 2009 attack at Fort Hood who were recently awarded the Purple Heart” last Friday at a ceremony at Fort Hood:

Apr 16, 2015 In The News

The U.S. Army on Thursday approved additional benefits for soldiers who were wounded in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting.

The service also announced it would award the Purple Heart to a soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in an attack by a radicalized Muslim in 2009 at a recruiting center in Little Rock, Ark.

Apr 13, 2015 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), whose district includes part of Fort Hood, joined Bill Hemmer on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Friday to discuss the Purple Heart ceremony at Fort Hood and legislation he helped push through Congress to allow the victims of the November 5, 2009 attack to receive Purple Heart medals.