Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this afternoon voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act – a bill which would allow victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments for attacks on American soil.

Sep 16, 2016 Column

The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in Fox News:

Sep 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood in the U.S. House of Representatives, today issued the following statement on POW/ MIA Recognition Day:

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Sep 14, 2016 Column

In 2010, just two years after one of the largest financial collapses in our nation’s history, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. At the time, President Obama and Congress promised to hold Wall Street accountable and protect American families from unfair, abusive financial practices.  

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this morning held the Congressional College Football Caucus’ kickoff event. The caucus is chaired by Williams and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D – Birmingham).

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee and author of the tax reform plan Jumpstart America, today received the “114th Congress Tax Fighter Award” from the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC).

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Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, became an original cosponsor of the Prohibiting Future Payments to Iran Act after the Obama Administration on Tuesday disclosed that it had transferred an additional $1.3 billion in cash to Iran after delivering a $400 million c

Sep 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, today released the following statement after the Obama Administration on Tuesday disclosed that it had transferred $1.3 billion in cash to Iran shortly after it delivered a $400 million cash payment the same day Iran released fou

Aug 22, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) will meet with, address and present the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration Lapel Pin to over 100 area Vietnam War Era Veterans in Burnet County Thursday.

Aug 22, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) will visit the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to provide a Washington update.

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In The News

Jun 8, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama offered condolences and praise to the community of Fort Hood following the death of nine soldiers in a flood during a training exercise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        

May 31, 2016 In The News

The ground remained soggy Monday morning and puddle and mud encounters proved impossible to avoid. Yet the overnight downpour gave way to a cool, breeze-filled morning at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery as about 90 gathered to mark Memorial Day.

May 21, 2016 In The News

Caroline Rolling and her two sons, Jonathan and Tristan,  have spent the last year trying to piece back together everything they've lost since the 2015 Memorial Day Flood.

"Still going home is the hardest part. Nothing survived, there's not a single tree, there is five feet of topsoil gone. There is nothing there." Caroline said, "I am still trying to find normal."

May 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams’ authorization of a “land exchange” between Fort Hood and Copperas Cove was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a release from Williams’ office.

May 15, 2016 In The News

Ahead of the June 23rd  Congressional Baseball Game , Democrat coach Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle and Republican coach Texas Congressman Roger Williams gave Roll Call a scouting report of practice so far. Republicans are working to redeem their losing streak while Democrats are aiming for their 8th consecutive win .  

Apr 13, 2016 In The News

The House Ways and Means Committee is holding hearings on tax reform in advance of major restructuring next year should a Republican win the White House.

Today, Rep. Roger Williams presents his plan to the committee. The congressman’s Jumpstart America legislation is a good plan, but I would make it better in these ways:

Mar 31, 2016 In The News

Last month's historic flooding in Southeast Texas is a stark reminder that unless Congress acts to reform and renew the federal flood insurance program, more than half a million Texans could see their coverage wash away.

Mar 30, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Twenty-two members of Texas’ congressional delegation filed an amicus brief Wednesday afternoon supporting landowners in a lawsuit against the federal government over disputed property along the Red River.

Mar 22, 2016 In The News

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for three violent explosions Tuesday morning that rocked Brussels at rush hour leaving more than 30 dead.

CNN reported that 34 people died and another 170 were injured.

Mar 7, 2016 In The News

Over the past year, Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) has introduced several pieces of legislation that together should serve as a model for pro-growth, conservative tax reform.

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Nov 17, 2016 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) Wednesday evening took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.R.5711, which would prohibit the Treasury Secretary from authorizing U.S. financing for the export of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran. 

Sep 29, 2016 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today questioned Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf who testified before the House Financial Services Committee after hundreds of thousands of fake accounts were opened by the bank’s employees.

Sep 22, 2016 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R.5931, Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. The bill, which he cosponsored, would ban the U.S. Government from providing future cash payments to the Government of Iran.

The text of Williams’ remarks is below:

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