When COVID-19 began sweeping across our nation in March, I knew Congress must take deliberate action to keep our economy afloat and our communities protected. As a small business owner, it was clear that nearly every industry would require relief as they adapted to new government mandates and forced closures.
It’s crucial for the growth of our nation that we ensure each student has access to high-quality broadband. That’s why I introduced the Eliminate the Digital Divide Act in order to empower states like Texas to utilize broadband networks that best fit the needs of our rural communities.
More than two million Texas residents didn’t have access to reliable internet before the pandemic, according to the Texas comptroller, while a staggering 18 million Americans nationwide had no access at all, per a 2020 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report.
The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced what we already knew: Texas communities were underserved and in desperate need of high-speed internet access.
Texas is the embodiment of freedom in the United States.
We are the most pro-business state in the country, with low taxes, fewer regulations and more freedom for entrepreneurs than anywhere across the United States. It is these principles that allow innovators to thrive and propel our world into the future.
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with our law enforcement officers, small business owners and local officials across the 25th District where I reaffirm my commitment to our partnership and restoring our Texan way of life by cutting taxes and regulations, and delivering greater relief to our communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) introduced the Incentivize Energy-Saving Improvements Act (H.R.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) sent a letter to United States Department of State Secretary Mike Pompeo urging immediate action to free Luke Denman and Airan Berry from imprisonment in Venezuela.
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The challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remain, but U.S. Rep. Roger Williams predicts better days ahead.
“I’m talking about getting back to normal,” Williams said. “Because I’m telling you, masks and all that is not a new normal. We’re going to get back to normal.”
Local leaders and business owners shared their pandemic recovery success stories at a media conference with U.S. Rep. Roger Williams on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in Burnet. They praised the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and other relief for those suffering financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Political and musical voices came together Thursday at a hallowed Austin landmark with a shared message: Don’t let the music stop.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, called Plaza Theatre Co. an important and impressive Cleburne institution Tuesday as he stood on the empty stage addressing a small group of Plaza officials, board directors and supporters.
During a Tuesday news conference in Gatesville, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, said he has been proud to fight to deliver needed resources for front-line workers in health care to fight COVID-19 in Coryell County.
Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin) has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $1.8 million grant to Texas DPS to use in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Williams was joined by tourism and entertainment industry leaders in Fort Worth at a press conference at Billy Bob’s Texas on Friday highlighting the proposed measure. Venue shutdowns have been tough on the business owners themselves and it directly affects artists and crews who would be performing on their stages, North Texas native and country singer Casey Donahew said.
Norman Lucas believes the Save Our Stages Act would be a lifeline for live music venues.
Texas Congressman Roger Williams is co-sponsoring pandemic relief legislation for music venues.
Senator John Cornyn recently co-sponsored similar legislation in the Senate.
Both the House and Senate bills have bipartisan support.
Some have been creative with how to keep the music going, like the Levitt Pavilion.
Casey Donahew can’t wait to get back on the stage and sing for crowds.
“Music does heal,” the country music singer said. “It happens every day.”
Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) addressed the House of Representatives in support of the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, which provides a civil remedy for individuals harmed by sanctuary jurisdiction policies.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25), a small business owner and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, today joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network to discuss the debate between capitalism and socialism.
Rep. Williams joins Good Day Austin to talk the latest on impeachment and America's booming economy.