Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Roger Williams (R–Austin) and Marc Veasey (D–Fort Worth) this afternoon introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 11th as “National Pet Adoption Day” and the month of April as “National Pet Adoption Month” to encourage pet adoption from local animal shelters and rescues.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), Thursday morning testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies to request support for various projects at Fort Hood.

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), Tuesday evening introduced a House resolution of disapproval, under the authority of the Congressional Review Act, to block an Obama Administration-era rule that would impact prepaid accounts starting this October.    

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Friday released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would begin scaling back the Dodd-Frank Act: sweeping regulation that has blanketed nearly every aspect of the financial sector including large banks on Wall Street and small business

Feb 3, 2017 Column

The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams is available for publication:

I decided to run for Congress in 2012 because I was not happy with the direction our country was headed. Among many concerns, I felt government was growing too big and our economy wasn’t recovering quickly enough.

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Monday released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action on regulations:

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) will join The Sean Hannity Show from the GOP policy retreat in Philadelphia at approximately 3:30pmCT/ 4:30pmET

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to construct a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase hiring of border patrol and immigration agents and curb federal funding for sanctuary cities:

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines and ensure the pipes are built in the United States. Both projects were halted under the Obama Administration. 

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Feb 17, 2017 In The News

Don’t believe what you hear.

Congress hasn’t gone completely to the dogs. It has gone to the cats, too.

This week, U.S. Reps. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, teamed up to work on a project — pet adoption.

Feb 17, 2017 In The News

KILLEEN - Operation Stand Down Central Texas has been working to help homeless veterans for three years. When director Joann Courtland was invited to the Texas State Society Black Tie and Boots Ball to bring attention to the work the nonprofit does, she was hoping to make some friends and raise some funds.

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Feb 16, 2017 In The News

Congressman Roger Williams, R–Austin, testified in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning to request support for various projects at Fort Hood.

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Feb 10, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis

“It is always prudent to pursue efficiencies and potential cost-saving improvements in the federal workforce,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, whose district includes part of Arlington. “We have many dedicated and able federal employees in Texas, and we should always look for better ways to utilize their skill sets.”

Feb 8, 2017 In The News

When President Trump told Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly recently that the rollout of a Republican health-care plan would “maybe . . . take till sometime into next year,” he contradicted many congressional Republicans who have promised a swift repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 29, 2017 In The News

North Texas lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S. and the protests that followed.

Jan 21, 2017 In The News

At the Cleburne Public Library, only a few people watched the live broadcast of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.

Some were library staff, who sporadically stepped into the children’s reading room between helping patrons to watch it. Others glanced in, sat or stood for a moment as heads of state and dignitaries filed into the stands outside of the U.S. Capitol.

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — When Joann Courtland, director of the Copperas Cove-based Operation Stand Down-Central Texas, was told to pack her bags Wednesday for a trip to the nation’s capital, she wasn’t quite sure what was going on.

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

Only the appetizers were tiny at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots inaugural ball held on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’’ swearing-in. Beyond the finger food, everything was big, big and bigger.

Jan 18, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — After a downsized gala for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013, the Texas State Society’s Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball is set to return to its full form this year.

Almost 10,000 tickets have been sold to the quadrennial ball, organizers say, around double the 5,000 that had been sold at this time four years ago.

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Jan 24, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday voted for H.R.7: The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would make the longstanding Hyde Amendment (an annually passed amendment that bars taxpayer dollars from funding abortions) permanent.

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Jan 17, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Friday joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network to discuss the House vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.

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Jan 11, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of Israel after the House last week overwhelmingly objected to an anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution condemning Jewish settlements. 

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