Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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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?

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 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s executive order which will restrict the purchase and sale of firearms in the United States.

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.

Dec 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Roger Williams (R – Texas) and Ryan Zinke (R – Mont.), former college athletes, today announced the terms of a friendly and delicious bet surrounding this year’s Alamo Bowl between the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and the Oregon Ducks.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today announced that he has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security urging the Obama Administration not to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children at any U.S.

Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the death of inventor, businessman, philanthropist and former Mayor of Cleburne George Marti:


In The News

Dec 2, 2015 In The News

Members of the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed two Environmental Protection Agency nullification bills on to President Barack Obama's desk that Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, say would otherwise have resulted in higher consumer energy prices.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Twenty-eight governors announced their intention to keep Syrian refugees out of their states. This afternoon, those governors are getting a call from the White House. Several top administration officials will explain their screening measures for incoming refugees and address concerns from the governors.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN – In the wake of what many are labeling the worst attack on France since World War II, policymakers across the world are scrambling to voice their opinion and make their platform known.

Oct 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2015) The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bipartisan budget-and-debt deal that prevents  an unprecedented government default.
A coalition of Democrats, GOP defense hawks and pragmatic Republicans supported the measure.

Oct 28, 2015 In The News

In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill last week.

What does that mean exactly? Well, in the short run, it means the military will have to wait longer to see what funding it will have in the future to conduct training, support soldiers and perform any number of construction or other projects.

Oct 7, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours before a government shutdown, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) during the early morning hours on Thursday that will keep the government open and functioning through Dec. 11.

Oct 6, 2015 In The News

District 25 U.S. Representative Roger Williams expressed his opposition to a U.S. House continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11.

Oct 2, 2015 In The News

As the events of a community college shooting were still unfolding Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama called upon Congress and the American people to strengthen gun laws.

It was too early to take any action other than to grieve, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams said.

Oct 1, 2015 In The News

Hundreds of Iranian troops have moved into Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad’s government, as the White House expressed fears Thursday that Russia’s military intervention will worsen sectarian violence there and prolong the civil war.

Sep 25, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner shocked the political world Friday when he announced his resignation at the end of October. Current and former Texas politicians expressed gratitude towards Boehner for his leadership over the last five years.



Jan 21, 2016 Video

MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) this morning spoke at Rods, Barrels, & Strings in Marble Falls, Texas to denounce President Barack Obama’s recent executive order on gun control.

Jan 21, 2016 Video

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) this morning joined Fox 7 Austin in studio to talk about the unaccompanied alien children (UACs) currently housed at Camp Arrowhead in Somervell County, why they must be reunited with their families in their native countries and how the U.S. can strengthen its border security.

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: