Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) accused President Obama and the Justice Department of pursuing a socialist agenda through the program “Operation Choke Point.” The program, which began in 2013, pushes banks to terminate services for certain legal businesses and industries which the Obama administration deems objectionable.
Last night, H.R. 3060, a bill to designate the Post Office in Burleson, TX, as the “Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building” was signed into law by the President. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) introduced the bill in August 2013.
Today, the House passed H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide necessary authority to fund the military. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) spoke on the House floor in support of the bill which contains a provision he helped craft that would make the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting eligible to receive the Purple Heart under newly passed criteria.
Members of the Texas delegation today called for an Inspector General investigation into allegations that Veterans Affairs officials in Central Texas manipulated medical appointment data in order to conceal long wait times for veterans seeking care.
Victims and families of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting could soon receive Purple Hearts, benefits and closure thanks to language entered in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act late last night.
Today, the House passed a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that includes oversight and reporting provisions critical to holding the VA accountable. Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25), a staunch advocate for better treatment of veterans, supported the bill and issued the following statement.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) challenged Attorney General Eric Holder on the administration’s “workplace violence” designation of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. Although not a member of the Appropriations Committee, with the help of Congressman John Carter (RTX-31), Williams was granted time to speak before the subcommittee. Excerpts from Williams’ opening statement are below. The
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3060, a bill introduced by Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), to dedicate the post office facility in Burleson, TX, as the Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building. The bill will now wait for Senate action.
Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki asking his agency to stop ticketing the vehicles of disabled veterans at the Austin VA clinic. A local news report revealed the VA issued 94 citations throug
Last night, President Obama requested a review of the administration’s enforcement policies for immigration laws after meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The President expressed concern with current enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) issued the following statement in response.