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Williams creates Congressional Baseball Caucus

Nov 12, 2013
Press Release

This week, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) announced the formation of the new, bipartisan Congressional Baseball Caucus.  Williams created the organization with Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA14).

“This is a great opportunity for members on both sides of the aisle to come together and share in our passion for America’s favorite past time: baseball,” said Williams, a former professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves’ farm system and Texas Christian University.  “I can’t think of a better way to set aside our partisan differences than to get together once in a while and hear from baseball legends, discuss important issues about the game, and simply enjoy each other’s company.”

Williams coached the Republican team for this year’s Congressional Baseball Game, where he noticed the camaraderie between his team and the Democrats’ team was effortless on the field. 

“That environment really gave us a chance to talk, joke, and laugh with each other.  That’s what gave me the idea to form the Congressional Baseball Caucus.  Instead of waiting 12 months between the annual baseball game, why not gather several times throughout the year?”

Williams anticipates gathering at least quarterly, where members of the caucus will meet to hear from professional athletes or other individuals involved in the sport.

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