Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that he has directed the U.S. Army to “provide all possible benefits to the victims of the 2009 attack at Fort Hood who were recently awarded the Purple Heart” last Friday at a ceremony at Fort Hood:

Apr 16, 2015 Column

In 1939 a man started a car dealership to realize the American dream. When he died the ownership of the business was passed along to his son and so was a death tax liability equal to a significant value of the business’ worth.
The son nearly declared bankruptcy.

Apr 3, 2015 Press Release

Austin, Texas – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today invited interested middle school and high school students to the 2015 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process:

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

Austin, Texas – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement observing the anniversary of the 2014 shooting at Fort Hood:

Apr 1, 2015 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after a Tuesday deadline in the Iran nuclear negotiations was missed despite President Obama’s promise to have an agreement by end-of-March:

Apr 1, 2015 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke with Tim Farley on Sirius XM's POTUS channel on Tuesday to talk about how one-size-fits-all regulations, like the Dodd-Frank Act, are hurting small businesses, community banks and credit unions.

Mar 30, 2015 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner for more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released a video message addressing the burden of Washington’s one-size-fits-all regulations on job creators and community banks and credit unions.

Mar 26, 2015 Column

Earlier this month U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke in front of a group of CEOs in Manhattan and compared the U.S. economy to a "well-oiled machine.”

One week later he testified before the House Committee on Financial Services, on which I serve, and I told him his statement bothered me.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.2) that would enact a permanent “doc fix” for Medicare reimbursement for health care providers.

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Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted for an amended budget proposal that would increase U.S. defense spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

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Dec 11, 2013 In The News

How will you celebrate the holiday season this year?  Will you pack up the car and travel to spend time with loved ones?  Will you wait in mile-long lines to get the perfect gift?  Will you watch football and pray for a bowl game victory?

Nov 4, 2013 In The News

In the last five years, Washington has governed from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis.  Terms like “debt ceiling,” “continuing resolution,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” have become commonplace in our vocabulary.  The Obama Administration takes in a record $3 trillion annually yet our national debt recently topped $17 trillion. 

Oct 8, 2013 In The News

In the last five years, Washington has governed from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis.  Terms like “debt ceiling,” “continuing resolution,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” have become commonplace in our vocabulary.  U.S. revenues under the Obama Administration gross a record $3 trillion annually, yet our national debt recently topped $17 trillion. 

Sep 4, 2013 In The News

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.

Sep 3, 2013 In The News

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.

Aug 21, 2013 In The News

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.

Aug 19, 2013 In The News

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.

Jul 25, 2013 In The News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Jul 23, 2013 In The News

Few issues are more important than securing our border.  Texas accounts for about half of the U.S.

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Jul 19, 2013 In The News

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.

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