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Energy Independence

Ensuring that America can produce enough energy for our own consumption needs is vital to our national security. As there is growing unrest around many oil producing nations, it puts America in a much more secure position knowing that we are not reliant on any foreign nation to meet our demands. I will continue supporting domestic oil and gas producers so we will not be dependent on any foreign nations to meet our energy needs.

  • Supported the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R.2029) which lifted the ban on U.S. crude oil exports and has been critical for reviving American jobs and renewing our energy independence.

  • Consistently voted against legislation that stifles the production of oil and gas, such as H.R. 1941 and H.R. 205. Both of these bills would ban offshore oil and gas drilling which are necessary measures to ensure we are energy independent.

  • Cosponsored the EXPAND Act (H.R. 3895) which enforces the policy to reduce financial, technical, or regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.

  • Cosponsored the Federal Land Freedom Act (H.R. 2511) which gives states the right to develop all of the energy resources on the federal land within their state.

  • Cosponsored the To Appropriate Funds for the SPR Petroleum Account Act (H.R. 6580) which allocated funding to expand the production of domestic petroleum.

  • Banks have discontinued funding industries that are politically disfavored, such as the oil and gas industry. That’s why I signed onto a letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Fed Chair Powell requesting equal consideration of all industries when implementing the Main Street Lending Program.

More on Energy Independence

Oct 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) released the following statement regarding United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s resignation:

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement Tuesday night following President Trump’s State of the Union Address to the nation:

Oct 16, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Texans,

At the start of this Congress, small business optimism was low. Employers and workers needed relief from burdensome regulations in order to grow their business. Last year, we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashed taxes for Main Street and allowed it to breathe again.

✓ 20 percent small business tax deduction

✓ Immediate business equipment expensing

✓ Small business optimism is reaching record highs

Sep 24, 2018 Newsletter
Last week, I was humbled to be with our nation's service members and veterans on Fort Hood for this year's National POW/MIA Day of Recognition
Sep 4, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Texans,

I hope all of you in our district enjoyed your Labor Day and were able to spend time with family and loved ones. Congress is back in Washington this week after spending the last few weeks in our respective districts and I want you all to know I enjoyed every moment of my time touring Central Texas. Our conversations were constructive and enlightening, and I cannot wait to put your words into action. Below is the recap of my previous week in Texas' 25th District:

Aug 27, 2018 Newsletter
Dear Texans, As my tour through our district continues, I have had the honor of meeting with so many of you during the past few weeks
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release

CLIFTON, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited the Clifton Gearench facility to meet with their employees and take a tour. As a business owner his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the impact its having on Gearench’s business and workers. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

Aug 21, 2018 Newsletter
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with constituents and businesses in the 25th District, and I'm looking forward to bringing their ideas and concerns back to Washington.
Aug 16, 2018 Press Release

GLEN ROSE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP) Thursday afternoon to meet with their leadership and employees. Rep. Williams also met with the U.S. NRC Resident Inspection Team to learn about their role in overseeing the safe and secure operations of CPNPP.

Aug 14, 2018 Newsletter
August is my favorite month of the year because it means I get to travel up and down Texas' 25th District and talk with constituents of all kinds.