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Jun 4, 2018 Newsletter
Dear Texans, Our pro-growth agenda is continuing to work for our economy. Just last Friday, the Department of Labor reported that 223,000 jobs were created in May - way more than economists expected. Also, we're continuing to see the unemployment rate fall. We hit 3.8% last month, and last time the jobless rate was this low, it was in April of 2000.
May 29, 2018 Newsletter
Dear Texans, Yesterday was Memorial Day and I hope all of you in Texas' 25th had the opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones. While the weekend was filled with baseball, barbecues and apple pie, it is my hope that no one lost sight of what the holiday was really about.
May 25, 2018 In The News

New military vehicles may be coming for the Army, but how many of those will be stationed at Fort Hood remains unclear.

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $717 billion defense funding bill on Thursday, the Senate must now take up the measure.

The House's version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes a 2.6 percent pay increase for military troops and provides funds for an additional 16,000 service positions, along with new military vehicles.

How many of those troops and equipment might come to Fort Hood is, as yet, unknown.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Thursday after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19):

May 21, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Texans,

It's been over five months since Congress passed the historical Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the good news continues to pour in:

May 18, 2018 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), joined Fox Business News' Mornings with Maria, with Maria Bartiromo earlier today to discuss important issues such as immigration, the Farm Bill, Tax Reform, the U.S. trade war with China, and NAFTA.

May 18, 2018 In The News

Fort Hood will eventually see a new unit established on post.

The Department of the Army released an announcement Friday confirming the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, or SFAB, will be stationed at Fort Hood.

SFABs are specialized units whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner nations.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Friday after the United States Army announced that it will activate additional Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) at Fort Hood:

May 17, 2018 In The News

Headquartered on Fort Hood — one of the largest military bases in the world — III Corps is a major formation of the United States Army Forces Command.

These brave soldiers are an asset to the great state of Texas, as well as to the nation, and I am privileged to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

From their service in World War I to the Vietnam War, and now in the Global War on Terror, America has called upon the “Phantom Corps” to defend the red, white and blue for a century.

May 14, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Texans,

As a small business owner for my entire working life, I know firsthand the hardships that small businesses were facing in our country due to the overbearing tax code. Now, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the 29 million small businesses in America can: