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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.