Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Defense and National Security

Under the Constitution, the most important role of the federal government is to provide for the national defense. America’s values of freedom and liberty are under constant attack by hostile people whose ideology consists of hate, murder, and radical Islamic extremism. Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, we have relied on the men and women of our armed forces to prevent our nation from further attack and to destroy terrorist networks. With this vital need for military readiness, Congress and the President must ensure sufficient funding in order to increase our military strength and protect our men and women in harm’s way. Our troops must be fully equipped, trained and prepared for war.
 
We must protect our interests not just at home and in the Middle East, but in other parts of the world with growing unrest – places like Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and North Korea.
 
Texas’ 25th Congressional District is home to much of Fort Hood, the Army’s Premier installation to train and deploy heavy forces and one of the largest military installations in the world. Fort Hood ranks highest in terms of future capability and can support and sustain more than 50,000 soldiers and their families. I am honored to represent this community of patriots and will continue fighting for them in Washington.

More on Defense and National Security

Aug 3, 2017 Press Release

AUSTIN – 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 Fort Hood Army Base was granted 145 million dollars of funding as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Operations and Maintenance appropriated funds:

Jul 27, 2017 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 House passed H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, with a vote of 235-192.

Jul 14, 2017 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 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18).

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), today voted for the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003), and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004), that are the beginning of Congress’ efforts to improve our nation’s immigration system.

Jun 22, 2017 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 Wednesday after the passing of retired General Robert M. Shoemaker. 
Gen (R) Shoemaker passed away on June 22 at the age of 93. Born in 1924, Shoemaker graduated from the United States Military Academy and later went on to serve in the 1st Calvary Division, III Corps and U.S. Army Forces Command. He retired from the Army in 1982 to the Killeen-Fort Hood area. 

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams’ office (R – Austin), released the following information Wednesday after shots were fired at the Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia. 


At approximately 7am ET this morning, an armed gunman arrived at baseball practice and opened fire. Congressman Williams was not shot, however, a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. The gunman has been detained and at this time we do not have any further information but will continue to release it as it comes to surface.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement Tuesday afternoon after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. 

May 23, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to recognize Military Appreciation Month. 

This month is dedicated to recognizing those in the military who risk their lives in order to protect our nation. 

Williams’ remarks are below:

“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to recognize Military Appreciation Month.

“This month allows us the opportunity to educate Americans regarding the impact our military has had throughout history.

May 17, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to honor the Comfort Crew for Military Kids on their 10th anniversary. 

This organization provides military children specific resources and programs to help meet basic needs while their parents are deployed.  They assist with preparing our youth so they can confidently face the unique challenges our military families experience. 

Williams’ remarks are below: