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Prioritizing Relief for TX-25

Aug 27, 2020
Newsletter

I will continue prioritizing relief for our families and every sector of our economy as we work together to recover and rebound from COVID-19. Ensuring our TX-25 students have the resources to stay healthy is crucial to keeping our nation moving forward. I was grateful for the opportunity this week to meet with leadership from Southwestern Adventist University along with Keene community leaders, including Mayor Gary Heinrich and Police Chief Brad Hunt.

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Congressman Williams with SWAU leadership and community leaders

Under the CARES Act, I was proud to deliver $801,162 to SWAU to aid students on campus, in addition to over $6.2 million in relief funding for Johnson County as we combat COVID-19 together. This year has brought about unexpected challenges and obstacles, but we need to keep pushing forward with the Texan spirit that has carried us for centuries, and I’m proud to see the city of Keene forge ahead.

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Congressman Williams with Hill College faculty

I also visited Hill College in Hillsboro to meet with university leadership where they provided an update on how the school is keeping students and faculty healthy during the pandemic. I thank President Boehm and her tremendous staff for the warm welcome as students begin their fall semester.

Music venue spotlight: Plaza Theatre Company at Dudley Hall

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Congressman Williams visits Plaza Theatre Company at Dudley Hall

The Save Our Stages Act would deliver aid and resources to music venues across TX-25, like the Plaza Theatre Company at Dudley Hall in Cleburne. I was grateful for the opportunity to tour their impressive venue and hear from venue officials and artists alike about the industry’s need for relief during COVID-19. To learn more about my bill to save independent live music venues, click here.

Providing relief for TX-25 hospitals

Thank you to the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and the National Rural Health Association for joining our virtual health care roundtable this week to discuss the crucial need for tele-health services and greater broadband services, my bill to delay the harmful Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule, and challenges during COVID-19. I’m proud to have delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for our rural Texas hospitals and will continue my work as their strong advocate in Congress to ensure Texans receive the highest quality of care possible.

Visiting Johnson County

The Cleburne community is the backbone of our district and I was honored to speak at the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon highlighting the relief Johnson County has received during COVID-19 and the work we have left to do. I also had the opportunity to present former Chamber President Cathy Marchel’s husband, Justin Marchel, with a congressional record honoring her memory. She was a guiding light in our community and a dear friend who is very missed.

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Congressman Williams speaks at the Cleburne Chamber Luncheon

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

While we continue fighting the coronavirus pandemic, my office is working hard for you. If you are experiencing an issue with a federal agency or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to my team in either Cleburne or Austin, or send us an email here. You can also stay up to date by following me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress