Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

How to Turn our Economy into a ‘Well-Oiled Machine’

2015/03/26

Earlier this month U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke in front of a group of CEOs in Manhattan and compared the U.S. economy to a "well-oiled machine.”

One week later he testified before the House Committee on Financial Services, on which I serve, and I told him his statement bothered me.

Taking into account stagnant wages, the lowest labor participation rate since Jimmy Carter’s presidency and a national debt of more than 18 trillion dollars, I explained I think we can do better.

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Roger Williams Votes for Medicare ‘Doc Fix’

2015/03/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.2) that would enact a permanent “doc fix” for Medicare reimbursement for health care providers. The bill would also fund a program to provide health insurance for children from low income families and extend the Community Health Centers program.

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Roger Williams Supports Defense Initiatives in FY 2016 Budget

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted for an amended budget proposal that would increase U.S. defense spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

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Roger Williams: Veterans Choice Expansion a Step in Right Direction

2015/03/24

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today commended a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program by changing its distance calculation to mileage veterans must drive to the nearest VA medical facility.

“This is a common sense solution that is certainly a step in the right direction for veterans living in rural Texas,” said Williams. “I applaud this decision, but we need to continue to make sure we empower our veterans by no longer forcing them to travel long distances to seek care.

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Rep. Williams Statement on President’s Delayed Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

2015/03/24

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after President Obama announced that he would delay his planned withdraw of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, one day before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress:

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Roger Williams Discusses Regulatory Reform with Small Lenders

2015/03/18

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today asked community banks and credit unions what Washington can do to relieve some of the regulatory burden that has caused hardships for smaller financial institutions.

“While the stated purpose of these new laws and regulations is to protect consumers, the opposite is actually happening,” said Williams. “Regulations are not just hurting banks but the customers who depend on them.

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Roger Williams to Treasury Secretary: The economy is not a ‘well-oiled machine'

2015/03/17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today questioned U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew who testified before the committee on the state of the U.S. economy.

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Roger Williams Staff to Host District Day in Erath Co.

2015/03/11

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today announced that a member of his staff will visit Stephenville in Erath County at 10:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 25 to meet with local residents and assist constituents experiencing problems with a federal department or agency (such as the VA or Social Security).

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Why I Voted Against Obama’s Plan for Amnesty

2015/03/11

A vote for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 was a vote for President Barack Obama’s plan to protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
 
From rewriting environmental law and immigration policy to most recently proposing a ban on certain sporting ammunition he finds unpalatable this president has time and again demonstrated that he feels the legislative branch is beneath him.
 

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Why I Voted Against Obama’s Plan for Amnesty

2015/03/11

A vote for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 was a vote for President Barack Obama’s plan to protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
 
From rewriting environmental law and immigration policy to most recently proposing a ban on certain sporting ammunition he finds unpalatable this president has time and again demonstrated that he feels the legislative branch is beneath him.
 

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Contact Information

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

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

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.


Serving With

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

Randy Neugebauer

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

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT