“Today our nation pauses to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and honor the memory of the thousands of innocent lives lost thirteen years ago. We are also mindful of the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi that took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three more Americans. Though the pain of loss is just as poignant now, may we never for
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), along with Congressman John Carter (TX-31), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel demanding the Department of Defense (DoD) to follow through with a law requiring a Purple Heart review. The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act mandates that Congress receive a report of the review of the Purple Heart award for the victims of the 2009 terrorist
After POTUS requested support from Texas members in the House
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) responded to President Obama’s request for support of the Texas delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives by inviting the President to meet with the Texas congressmen.
The immigration crisis unfolding in Texas and the southern border is a tragedy – one that presents complex issues with limited options. Since last October, more than 180,000 people, nearly one-quarter who are unaccompanied children, have crossed the Southwest border from Central America. That’s a 99% increase from the previous year, and Border Patrol data indicates it has soared over 1,000% s
On Wednesday, June 25th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the staff of Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) will host the monthly District Office Hours at the Hays County Office Building at 195 Roger Hanks Parkway in Dripping Springs.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) accused President Obama and the Justice Department of pursuing a socialist agenda through the program “Operation Choke Point.” The program, which began in 2013, pushes banks to terminate services for certain legal businesses and industries which the Obama administration deems objectionable.
Last night, H.R. 3060, a bill to designate the Post Office in Burleson, TX, as the “Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building” was signed into law by the President. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) introduced the bill in August 2013.
Today, the House passed H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide necessary authority to fund the military. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) spoke on the House floor in support of the bill which contains a provision he helped craft that would make the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting eligible to receive the Purple Heart under newly passed criteria.
Members of the Texas delegation today called for an Inspector General investigation into allegations that Veterans Affairs officials in Central Texas manipulated medical appointment data in order to conceal long wait times for veterans seeking care.
Victims and families of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting could soon receive Purple Hearts, benefits and closure thanks to language entered in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act late last night.