Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law as one of the largest financial overhauls in our nation’s history. The American people were told the law was necessary to ensure stability in the financial sector and prevent future meltdowns.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), today issued the following statement after a recently released video featured Planned-Parenthood’s senior director of medical services admitting that the organization alters abortion procedures to harvest and transfer specific organs of aborted fetuses:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement after an internal Justice Department investigation cleared its own lawyers of unfairly targeting payday lenders in its program Operation Chokepoint:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner, spoke with Jon-David Wells on Thursday to discuss his seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.
The talk of tax reform in our nation’s capital is commonplace. Unfortunately, there is just not much substance to back up the rhetoric. Tax reform is a bipartisan issue, but the United States tax code has not been overhauled since 1986.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the House Financial Services Committee, today made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly employment report:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 14 states, including Texas, must permit same-sex marriages and recognize gay marriages from other states:
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In the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republicans are hoping to break their Democratic rivals’ winning streak.
The skies alternated between hints of sunshine and cloud cover Monday morning but the rain held off, allowing more than 100 to gather in the Cleburne Cemetery for a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony.
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.
Area’s representatives in Washington weigh in on sequestration
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After years of losses at the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republicans have announced a team coach in hopes of righting the ship, but their embattled manager remains at the helm.
As a young boy, Roger Williams wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up.
But the late former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright of Fort Worth suggested another path.
The two first met when Williams was a 9-year-old boy and Wright was a congressman. After Williams said he wanted to play baseball, Wright suggested a backup plan.
Former House Speaker Jim Wright, who rose to lead the chamber after more than three decades in office only to resign two years into his speakership amid an ethics investigation, died Wednesday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 92.
WASHINGTON — Just the word fundraising elicits groans or slumped shoulders from most politicians. It’s drudgery for them — a despised but necessary task.
But U.S. Rep. Roger Williams of Austin, a lifelong salesman and an old hand in Texas fundraising, is an exception.
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.
AUSTIN -- The oldest living U.S. veteran was honored on Wednesday with the presentation of an American flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) will present 108-year-old Richard Overton with the flag at a ceremony on Wednesday. Williams will also congratulate Overton on receiving a new roof donated by Lon Smith Roofing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, joined his colleagues on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to speak on the fifth year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, questioned Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen about the impact of federal regulations on community institutions during a committee hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy.
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.