Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Roger Williams (R–Austin) and Marc Veasey (D–Fort Worth) this afternoon introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 11th as “National Pet Adoption Day” and the month of April as “National Pet Adoption Month” to encourage pet adoption from local animal shelters and rescues.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), Thursday morning testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies to request support for various projects at Fort Hood.

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), Tuesday evening introduced a House resolution of disapproval, under the authority of the Congressional Review Act, to block an Obama Administration-era rule that would impact prepaid accounts starting this October.    

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Friday released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would begin scaling back the Dodd-Frank Act: sweeping regulation that has blanketed nearly every aspect of the financial sector including large banks on Wall Street and small business

Feb 3, 2017 Column

The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams is available for publication:

I decided to run for Congress in 2012 because I was not happy with the direction our country was headed. Among many concerns, I felt government was growing too big and our economy wasn’t recovering quickly enough.

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Monday released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action on regulations:

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) will join The Sean Hannity Show from the GOP policy retreat in Philadelphia at approximately 3:30pmCT/ 4:30pmET

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to construct a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase hiring of border patrol and immigration agents and curb federal funding for sanctuary cities:

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Videos

Jul 25, 2017 Video

H. J. Res 111 CRA Joint Resolution Disapproving the CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule

Mr. Speaker, a few weeks ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented their most recent arbitration rule. While this rule claims consumer protection, it does the very opposite. It will cost Americans more of their hard-earned money and time.

Jul 19, 2017 Video

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. 

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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. 

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