Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Williams Casts Vote for Community Banks

2018/05/22

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as a vice chairman on the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement after the House passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act:

“After years of hard work with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee, I am proud to have cast my vote in favor of S. 2155. Over half of the provisions in this bill originated in our committee and I am glad to see Congress cutting through the red tape in order to give community banks, credit unions, small businesses and, most importantly, the American consumer, much needed relief. We can and must do more to rein in federal government overreach, and I will continue working with both Chambers to roll back burdensome regulations in order to allow Main Street to breathe again.”

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Williams Attends White House Signing Ceremony to Repeal Harmful BCFP Action

2018/05/21

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who serves as a vice chairman on the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement after attending a signing ceremony at the White House for S.J. Res 57, which uses Congressional Review Authority (CRA), to repeal a harmful Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) guidance:

“In an effort to rein in the unaccountable BCFP, Republicans in Congress were able to roll back yet another controversial guidance that harmed the American consumer. I applaud President Trump for taking swift action by signing this CRA less than two weeks after it passed through the House with a vote of 234-175. This is a critical step in the right direction to reconstruct the Bureau, and I look forward to continue working with the President and Acting Director Mulvaney on behalf of the American people.”

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Come and Read It Report

2018/05/21

Dear Texans,

It's been over five months since Congress passed the historical Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the good news continues to pour in:

  • Unemployment is at 3.9%, the lowest it's been since 2000
  • 90% of Americans are seeing higher paychecks - this is the fastest wage growth since 2009
  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says April was the best month in history for the US budget. We saw $190 BILLION in revenue

In case you missed it, I joined Fox Business News' Mornings with Maria to discuss how we are turning this economy around one step at a time. Click here or below to watch.

Fort Hood Update

In an effort to reduce demand on brigade combat teams (BCT) and continue effective rapid response to national emergencies, we must provide our defensive line with the resources they need to ensure military readiness. After working closely with the U.S. Army on this issue, I am proud to report that ‘The Great Place’ is receiving additional brigades to join them in Central Texas. Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) will be a great asset to Texas and I am looking forward to welcoming them to their new home later this year.

Santa Fe High School

Last Friday, 10 people were killed by a fellow classmate and student at Santa Fe High School in Texas. This news is unconscionable, and my deepest sympathies are with the students, teachers, and all of those involved who are suffering from this horrific event. No community should ever have to endure a tragedy such as this and Congress must act now to make our schools safer - it cannot wait. Each and every Texan is praying for these people and I will continue to keep them in my thoughts. God bless Santa Fe and its people.

Friday morning, I joined Fox News' Outnumbered with Harris Faulkner to discuss the shooting and my school security bill, H.R. 5107. The safety of our students and teachers is our #1 priority.  We must secure our schools. If you missed it, you can click here or on the image below.

National Police Week

Last week was National Police Week and I had the opportunity to recognize local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on the House floor. I also was able to honor Deptuty Constable Mark Gregory Deibold of the Tarrant County Constable's Office - Precinct 5. Mark's watch ended on September 7, 2017, and all of us in Texas' 25th District, and around the country, are forever grateful for his service to protect others. God bless Mark's family. Click here or below to watch.

A Century of the Phantom Corps

Last Wednesday marked a century of III Corps, also known as the Phantom Corps. These warriors are made up of some of the finest men and women I have ever met, and I am proud to represent them in Washington. They selflessly defend the red, white, and blue every day, and I would like to applaud them on reaching 100 years. Thank you for your service and God bless. Phantom Ready, Phantom Strong!

If you missed it, I wrote an article that appeared in the Fort Hood Herald. You can read it here

Title X Update

I applaud President Trump for choosing to protect life by reinstating President Reagan's Protect Life Rule. To be clear, this does NOT cut a single penny from family planning, but instead directs tax dollars to Title X centers that do not promote or perform abortions; this is a critical step in the right direction. Read more about it here.

U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

Israel is our strongest friend and ally in the Middle East. I commend President Trump for keeping his promise and moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, the country's capital. The US remains fully committed to Israel and we will continue to stand with her people.

TX-25's Congressional Art Competition Winner

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation and in our congressional district. 

This year’s winner is Jazmine Castillo from Burnet, Texas, who is a junior at Burnet High School. Her piece is an original illustration titled, Remembrance.The runner-up is Caden Schinagel, who is a freshman from Glen Rose High School. Luz Paz, a senior from Burnet High School, came in third place.

First place winner, Castillo, will receive two round-trip airline tickets to visit Washington, D.C. for a winner’s reception on June 27. Her piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year. Second and third place winning entries will be displayed in Congressman Williams’ district offices.

Legislative Update

Last week: in addition to voting on 18 legislative items, I cosponsored H.R. 2603, the SAVES Act, H.R. 3990,the National Monument Creation and Protection ActH.R. 3409, the Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2017, and H.R. 4483, the Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act of 2017.

I also participated in a Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

This week: The Financial Services Committee that I am a vice chair of will conduct a markup of H.R. 4439, H.R. 5735, H.R. 5749H.R. 5793, and H.R. 5841. If you'd like to watch, you can live-stream it here tomorrow at 9am CT.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress

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Congressman Williams Announces New Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood

2018/05/18

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world, released the following statement Friday after the United States Army announced that it will activate additional Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB) at Fort Hood:

“In an effort to reduce demand on brigade combat teams (BCT) and continue effective rapid response to national emergencies, we must provide our defensive line with the resources they need to ensure military readiness. After working closely with the U.S. Army on this issue, I am proud to report that ‘The Great Place’ is receiving additional brigades to join them in Central Texas. SFABs will be a great asset to Texas and I am looking forward to welcoming them to their new home later this year.”

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Saluting a century of the Phantom Corps

2018/05/17

Headquartered on Fort Hood — one of the largest military bases in the world — III Corps is a major formation of the United States Army Forces Command.

These brave soldiers are an asset to the great state of Texas, as well as to the nation, and I am privileged to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

From their service in World War I to the Vietnam War, and now in the Global War on Terror, America has called upon the “Phantom Corps” to defend the red, white and blue for a century.

These soldiers have answered our nation’s call to arms in her darkest hours, and are the reason that Fort Hood is known as “The Great Place.”

Being “America’s Hammer” is no easy task, and come hell or high water, these men and women never back down in the face of danger or hardships.

In my time serving as their representative in Congress, I have had the privilege to interact with these elite soldiers regularly over the past six years.

They continue to evolve and grow, making substantial contributions to Central Texas and around the globe.

In a time when our national security is tested every single day, our Phantom Warriors remain “ready to deploy anywhere, anytime, and ready to win.”
III Corps is made up of some of the finest military men and women I have ever had the honor of meeting, and I would like to applaud them on reaching 100 years of pure patriotism and unwavering dedication to this country.

I am humbled to fight on their behalf in Washington and make their voices heard, and I thank them for all that they sacrifice for our freedoms.

I am proud of you, this country is proud of you, and we will stand with you. Phantom Ready, Phantom Strong!

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A Century of the Phantom Corps

2018/05/16

Headquartered on Fort Hood – one of the largest military bases in the world – III Corps is a major formation of the United States Army Forces Command. These brave soldiers are an asset to the great State of Texas, as well as to the nation, and I am privileged to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

From their service in World War I, to the Vietnam War, and now in the Global War on Terror, America has called upon the ‘Phantom Corps’ to defend the red, white and blue for a century.

These soldiers have answered our nation’s call to arms in her darkest hours, and are the reason that Fort Hood is known as ‘The Great Place.’ Being ‘America’s Hammer’ is no easy task, and come hell or high water, these men and women never back down in the face of danger or hardships.

In my time serving as their representative in Congress, I have had the privilege to interact with these elite soldiers regularly over the past six years. They continue to evolve and grow, making substantial contributions to Central Texas, and around the globe. In a time when our national security is tested every single day, our Phantom Warriors remain ‘ready to deploy anywhere, anytime, and ready to win.’

III Corps is made up of some of the finest military men and women I have ever had the honor of meeting, and I would like to applaud them on reaching 100 years of pure patriotism and unwavering dedication to this country. I am humbled to fight on their behalf in Washington and make their voices heard, and I thank them for all that they sacrifice for our freedoms.

I am proud of you, this country is proud of you, and we will stand with you. Phantom Ready, Phantom Strong!

 

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Congressman Williams Selects Art Competition Winners

2018/05/15

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), whose district stretches from Tarrant County in the north to Hays County in the south and includes much of Austin and the Texas Hill Country, has selected the top three submissions for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation and in our congressional district.

This year’s winner is Jazmine Castillo from Burnet, Texas, who is a junior at Burnet High School. Her piece is an original illustration titled, Remembrance.

The runner-up is Caden Schinagel, who is a freshman from Glen Rose High School. Luz Paz, a senior from Burnet High School, came in third place.

First place winner, Castillo, will receive two round-trip airline tickets to visit Washington, D.C. for a winner’s reception on June 27. Her piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year. Second and third place winning entries will be displayed in Congressman Williams’ district offices.

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Come and Read It Report

2018/05/14

Dear Texans,

As a small business owner for my entire working life, I know firsthand the hardships that small businesses were facing in our country due to the overbearing tax code. Now, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the 29 million small businesses in America can:

  •  Invest more into their employees
  •  Increase benefits
  •  Buy and update equipment
  •  Create more jobs

For more information on how tax reform is helping everyday Americans, visit https://fairandsimple.gop

Iran Nuclear Deal Update

Since its inception, the Iran Nuclear Deal has failed to rein in the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and all but guaranteed that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. I opposed this agreement from the beginning, and I applaud President Trump's decisive action to reverse the damage done under the Obama Administration.

Legislative Update

Last week: in addition to voting on 13 legislative items, I cosponsored H.R. 785, the National Right-to-Work Act, H.R. 3409, the Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2017, H.R. 5141, the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization act of 2018, and H.R. 5132, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act.

This week: I'll be participating in a Financial Services Subcommittee hearing on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. You can watch it live here on Wednesday at 1:00 pm CT. 

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress

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Local Congressmen visit Kuwait, Ira

2018/05/07

WASHINGTON, DC - Two area congressmen whose districts cover Fort Hood have returned from a trip to Kuwait and Iraq as part of a week long series of meetings with American servicemen and women along with U.S. officials and government leaders in the two countries.

Congressman Roger Williams and Congressman John Carter said the meetings were focused on gaining a better understanding of U.S. military operations in the Middle East and to learn how Congress can support the military and diplomatic efforts in the region.

"It was a great honor to be with our brave service members and diplomats in Iraq and Kuwait. I had the opportunity to meet with troops from all over Texas and the U.S., including our III Corps Phantom Warriors from Ft. Hood,” said Rep. Williams.

“After spending a week with our military men and women, I am more confident than ever that we will win the fight to ensure lasting peace in the region, while also defending American interests abroad. I appreciate the Departments of Defense and State for allowing me the privilege to visit their headquarters in Iraq and Kuwait, and I will continue to work hard in Washington on behalf of our patriots serving overseas.”

“For the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to visit with III Corps Soldiers leading the coalition fight against ISIS, and to say I’m extremely proud and immensely grateful for these soldiers would be an understatement,” said Rep. Carter.

“Witnessing firsthand their determination to defeat the enemy makes me confident that there is no greater bravery than that epitomized by our men and women that wear the uniform. It was my honor to have the opportunity to spend a short time with our Ft. Hood soldiers overseas, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to continue ensuring that these soldiers have the resources they need to be successful on and off the battlefield.” 

 

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Williams and Carter Return from Iraq and Kuwait CODEL

2018/05/07

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Roger Williams (TX-25) and John Carter (TX-31) who both represent Fort Hood - one of the largest military installations in the world - returned last night from a weeklong Congressional Delegation (CODEL) consisting of meetings with American servicemen and women, U.S. officials, and government leaders in Iraq and Kuwait. 

These meetings were focused on better understanding U.S. military operations in the Middle East and how Congress can support our military and diplomatic efforts in the region. 

“It was a great honor to be with our brave service members and diplomats in Iraq and Kuwait. I had the opportunity to meet with troops from all over Texas and the U.S., including our III Corps Phantom Warriors from Ft. Hood,” said Rep. Williams. “After spending a week with our military men and women, I am more confident than ever that we will win the fight to ensure lasting peace in the region, while also defending American interests abroad. I appreciate the Departments of Defense and State for allowing me the privilege to visit their headquarters in Iraq and Kuwait, and I will continue to work hard in Washington on behalf of our patriots serving overseas.”

“For the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to visit with III Corps Soldiers leading the coalition fight against ISIS, and to say I’m extremely proud and immensely grateful for these soldiers would be an understatement,” said Rep. Carter. “Witnessing firsthand their determination to defeat the enemy makes me confident that there is no greater bravery than that epitomized by our men and women that wear the uniform. It was my honor to have the opportunity to spend a short time with our Ft. Hood soldiers overseas, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to continue ensuring that these soldiers have the resources they need to be successful on and off the battlefield.” 

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Rep. Williams Speaks in Support of S. 2155 on House Floor

2018-05-22 20:30:43


Rep. Williams Joins Fox News' Outnumbered with Harris Faulkner to discuss the Santa Fe HS Shooting

2018-05-21 15:24:16


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to Talk Immigration, the Economy, China, and NAFTA

2018-05-18 15:49:58


Rep. Williams Joins KCEN TV to Congratulate III Corps on 100 Years

2018-05-17 13:31:44


Rep. Williams Congratulates III Corps on 100 Years

2018-05-16 20:16:40


Rep. Williams Recognizes National Police Week on House Floor

2018-05-16 14:16:04


Gray TV: Congressional Baseball 2018

2018-04-26 15:46:44


WUSA 9 CBS: Baseball Practice

2018-04-26 15:45:30


Roll Call: Congressional Baseball Practice

2018-04-26 15:44:45


NBC 5 DFW GOP's First Congressional Baseball Team Practice 2018

2018-04-26 15:43:30


Williams Joins Fox Business' Cavuto to Discuss French President Macron

2018-04-26 15:42:15


Rep. Williams Honors Former First Lady Barbara Bush on House Floor

2018-04-25 16:14:59


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Stu Varney to Discuss the TX National Guard at the Southern Border

2018-04-17 17:41:35


Williams Joins Mornings with Maria to discuss Syria and the Southern Border

2018-04-13 19:38:24


Congressman Williams Recognized UT Men’s Swimming and Diving Team

2018-04-12 19:42:37


Rep. Williams Questions Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney

2018-04-11 18:36:41


Congressman Williams Joins Jonathan Yates' "The Culture of Sports"

2018-04-11 15:41:05


Congressman Williams Honors Mark and Wendy Johnson on House Floor

2018-04-11 12:45:56


Rep. Williams Joins CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to Discuss Recent Bombings in Austin

2018-03-21 20:06:24


Rep. Williams Joins Fox News' Happening Now to Discuss Austin Bombing Aftermath

2018-03-21 18:04:09


Contact Information

1122 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-9896
Fax 202-225-9692
williams.house.gov

Roger Williams represents the 25th District of Texas in the United States Congress, a district that stretches from Tarrant County in the North to Hays County in the South and includes much of Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

Prior to his election in November 2012, Congressman Williams served his country in a number of ways and brings a unique background to Congress. He was raised in the Fort Worth area where he graduated from high school and later played baseball at Texas Christian University.

After graduating from college, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves where he played in their farm system before an injury ended his sports career and forced him to begin his business career. He began working in the family car business and has owned and operated the business for 40 years.

Along the way, he also became involved civically and politically. He served as Regional Finance Chairman for Governor Bush in 1994 and 1998 before he went on to later serve as the North Texas Chairman for the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. Additionally, as well as the North Texas Finance Chairman and National Grassroots Fundraising Chairman for Bush/Cheney ’04, Inc. Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as the Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee’s Eagles Program. He has also served as State Finance Chair for John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Inc., in 2002 and as the National Director of the “Patriots” program for Senator Cornyn.

In 2005, Governor Rick Perry appointed Congressman Williams to serve as Texas Secretary of State. As Chief Election Officer for Texas, he worked to ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout the state. The Congressman worked tirelessly to promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas. He also served as the state’s Chief Liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs as well as Chair of the state’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Response Strike Force.

Congressman Williams was elected to his first term in Congress on November 6th, 2012 and was selected to serve on the House Committee on the Budget, along with the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.


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Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Jodey Arrington

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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