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Despite the strong lobbying efforts by President Barack Obama and his administration, one local lawmaker remains skeptical about taking military action in Syria.
In comments made to the Herald on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, indicated that he was not in support of the president’s call for a military strike against the Syrian government.
Members of Congress said this week they’ll renew a push to designate the November 2009 Fort Hood shootings as part of the battle against terrorism, which would make the victims eligible for Purple Hearts and open up more benefits for those killed or wounded.
Nearly four years ago, our nation was viciously attacked when an Islamic extremist opened fire on our troops at Fort Hood. We lost 14 innocent Americans that day — 12 military service members, one civilian and an unborn child. Since the attack, the Fort Hood community has received an outpouring of support from across the state of Texas and the nation. But not from the federal government.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Few issues are more important that securing our border. Texas accounts for about half of the U.S. border with Mexico, so it’s not surprising that the Census Bureau found that Texas is home to 15 percent of all illegal immigrants in the United States.
Proclaiming Yellow Jacket territory the greatest city in the greatest state in the greatest country, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, fittingly summed up the night.
And rock Byron Stewart Park did Friday night courtesy of Cleburne native Randy Rogers, with a little help from his friends Steve Helms, Sonny Burgess and the Amos Moses Band.
WACO - U.S. Representative Roger Williams, (R) District 25, visited Ft. Hood Tuesday and then stopped by News Channel 25 to talk about some of the key issues Congress and Americans are facing.
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) released the following statement upon news that the IRS is poised to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, despite the White House directive for all agencies to cancel discretionary spending – specifically bonuses – due to budget cuts.
Three days after tornadoes rendered heavy damage throughout several neighborhoods in southwest Cleburne much remains to be done in the areas of cleanup and repairs. But residents in the affected neighborhoods have teamed with fellow residents and volunteers in a determined effort to return to normal.
In Waco the wait time for a VA claim is about 150 days or four months longer than the national average. In November of 2012 Senator John Cornyn said Waco had the longest wait time and the most backlog than any other office in the nation.
Despite that, the former regional director of the Waco office received more than $53,000 in performance bonuses for 2011.
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