Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

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Dec 22, 2016 Column

The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in the Austin Statesman:
 

Dec 14, 2016 Press Release

FORT HOOD – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement after the Federal Reserve announced it would raise the interest rate, making it the second rate hike since 2006. 

Dec 13, 2016 Press Release

CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this morning delivered turkeys to the Burleson and Cleburne Fire Departments to thank the first responders for their hard work and to wish them a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that on Friday he will deliver turkeys to the Marble Falls Fire Department to thank the first responders for their hard work and to wish them a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that on Wednesday he will deliver turkeys to the Copperas Cove Fire Department to thank the first responders for their hard work and to wish them a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that on Tuesday he will deliver turkeys to the Cleburne & Burleson Fire Departments as a thank you for their hard work and to wish them a safe and enjoyable holiday season.   

What: Congressman Williams to deliver turkeys to the Cleburne & Burleson Fire Departments 

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that on Tuesday he will attend the ribbon cutting at Hill College as it unites with Texas Tech University to offer new four year degree producing programs to constituents in the Johnson County and surrounding area. 

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) this morning issued the following statement in response to the House voting to consider articles of impeachment against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen:

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) this morning released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act . 

Nov 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) and his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives this morning met with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence in the Capitol to discuss the shared goals between the incoming Trump Administration and the 115th Congress.

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In The News

Feb 24, 2016 In The News

While President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget of $4.1 trillion sets aside more than $580 billion for Department of Defense spending and offsets the continued effects of sequestration, the budget is fundamentally flawed, according to the offices of U.S. Reps. Roger Williams and John Carter, the two Republican congressmen who represent Fort Hood and the surrounding area.

Jan 7, 2016 In The News

HHS officials open gates of Somervell County camp housing refugee minors
 
SOMERVELL COUNTY, TX – Pinned above the doorway to Clegg No. 5 is a handwritten and crayon-colored sign that reads, “Jesus Christ is mi love.” The sign sits between coloring book pages depicting children’s television characters SpongeBob Square Pants and Tweety Bird.

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Jan 6, 2016 In The News

The nation's largest gun rights organization declined Wednesday to send representatives to a nationally televised town hall with President Obama on gun violence, calling the prime-time event a publicity stunt by the White House to promote his latest gun control moves.

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

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.

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.

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.

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Jan 11, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Wednesday spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of Israel after the House last week overwhelmingly objected to an anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution condemning Jewish settlements. 

Jan 10, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday voted for the HALOS Act (Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act) which will amend the Securities Act of 1933 to make it easier for early investors to provide capital to a startup.

Jan 6, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today announced that he will participate in the Parade of Champions to celebrate with and congratulate the Lake Travis High School Cavaliers’ UIL Class 6A - Division I championship title. 
Williams will also present Head Coach Hank Carter with the State Championship trophy.

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