WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama vetoed congressional legislation that approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
“I am frustrated that this president disregards the advice of everyone except his close circle of political insiders and government bureaucrats,” said Williams. “The Keystone pipeline would have created jobs and ensured energy security from a trusted friend and neighbor.Read More
We are a nation of immigrants. From Albert Einstein to Henry Kissinger to Fox News’ Rupert Murdoch, many foreign born Americans have significantly influenced science and the arts in this great country, there is no denying that.Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) released the following statement after the Obama Administration today sought to reverse a federal judge’s injunction on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration:Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (Texas-25) today issued the following statement announcing Vince Zito as his communications director:
“As an experienced Capitol Hill staffer with both a legislative and communications background, Vince will be a tremendous asset to my office,” said Williams. “It is important that my communications director help my constituents down here in Texas keep aware of what is going on in Washington, and I have no doubt Vince will effectively do that.”Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (Texas-25) today issued the following statement after a U.S. district court judge in Texas ruled against President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration:Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) and 28 fellow Members of Congress requested that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald explain why the Obama Administration proposed funding cuts to the Veterans Choice program in the president’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget.Read More
Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his intentions to change U.S. policy toward Cuba upon the release of Alan Gross, an American hostage held in Cuba for the past five years:Read More
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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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