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

Jul 23, 2015 In The News

While the Defense Department on Wednesday came out against arming “all” service members at U.S. military installations, the debate is still heating up in Central Texas, with federal lawmakers getting involved.
“We do not support arming all military personnel for a variety of reasons,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon. “(There are) safety concerns, the prohibitive cost for use-of-force and weapons training, qualification costs as well as compliance with multiple weapons-training laws.”

Jul 16, 2015 Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), who represents Fort Hood in Congress, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to address sequestration and the recently announced U.S. Army troop reduction and how they relate to Fort Hood.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced it would scale back U.S. sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s promise to limit its nuclear program.

Jul 14, 2015 In The News

The United States and other world powers reached a historic agreement with Iran on Tuesday that calls for limits on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for scaling back economic sanctions.

While President Barack Obama said that the landmark deal "stopped the spread of nuclear weapons" in the region, Texas Republican leaders expressed their concerns about the agreement.

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
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 4:30 am
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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.