Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

In The News

Jan 5, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama’s latest call for state and local governments to enact more controls on weapons purchases at gun shows and elsewhere is getting the same response it has for years: Most elected officials in Texas won’t budge.

Dec 18, 2015 In The News

Two Texas lawmakers wrote President Obama this week to oppose a possible plan to use Fort Hood military base to house unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Dec 2, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Twenty-eight governors announced their intention to keep Syrian refugees out of their states. This afternoon, those governors are getting a call from the White House. Several top administration officials will explain their screening measures for incoming refugees and address concerns from the governors.

Nov 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN – In the wake of what many are labeling the worst attack on France since World War II, policymakers across the world are scrambling to voice their opinion and make their platform known.

Oct 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2015) The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bipartisan budget-and-debt deal that prevents  an unprecedented government default.
A coalition of Democrats, GOP defense hawks and pragmatic Republicans supported the measure.

Oct 28, 2015 In The News

In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill last week.

What does that mean exactly? Well, in the short run, it means the military will have to wait longer to see what funding it will have in the future to conduct training, support soldiers and perform any number of construction or other projects.

Oct 7, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours before a government shutdown, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) during the early morning hours on Thursday that will keep the government open and functioning through Dec. 11.

Oct 6, 2015 In The News

District 25 U.S. Representative Roger Williams expressed his opposition to a U.S. House continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11.

Oct 2, 2015 In The News

As the events of a community college shooting were still unfolding Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama called upon Congress and the American people to strengthen gun laws.

It was too early to take any action other than to grieve, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams said.