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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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Tuesday to recognize Rural America’s impact on our nation.
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to recognize rural America and the impact it has on our nation.
“Rural America makes up 72 percent of our country’s land and roughly 46.2 million Americans call it home.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor on Wednesday to speak during the rule debate on H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act.
“Mr. Speaker, I’d like to take this time to speak on behalf of H.R. 2910, Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act and the potential impact it could have on our nation.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines and ensure the pipes are built in the United States. Both projects were halted under the Obama Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court Tuesday night, in a 5-4 vote, put a hold on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule on carbon emissions from power plants:
Members of the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed two Environmental Protection Agency nullification bills on to President Barack Obama's desk that Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, say would otherwise have resulted in higher consumer energy prices.
Barton, who represents areas of Tarrant County including Burleson, Crowley and Rendon, said it was a vote to support American energy independence.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama rejected a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline citing climate change:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama vetoed congressional legislation that approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
“I am frustrated that this president disregards the advice of everyone except his close circle of political insiders and government bureaucrats,” said Williams. “The Keystone pipeline would have created jobs and ensured energy security from a trusted friend and neighbor.
Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”
This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services. Read the report here.
The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.
· Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee