Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Rep. Williams Votes to Begin Obamacare Repeal Process

2017/01/13

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.

“For more than six years Republicans have promised to put Americans back in control of their healthcare. Now that hardworking families have put us in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, there could not be a better time for us to live up to our word. Obamacare was sold to the American people as a fix-all that sounded too good to be true. Today, insurers are leaving the exchanges, premiums are rising and out-of-pocket costs have skyrocketed. Being in business has taught me that competition is what ultimately lowers prices and raises quality. We must allow people to shop for their insurance across state lines, eliminate taxes that are stifling innovation and show the nation that this Congress has a better way.”
 

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Rep. Williams Joins Committee Leadership Team

2017/01/09

WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Services Committee announced that Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) has been appointed Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade for the 115th Congress. Williams, who has served on the Financial Services Committee for the past two years, was appointed to the leadership role by the committee chairman, Congressman Jeb Hensarling.

“Rep. Williams has been an incredible asset to the Financial Services Committee due to his extensive firsthand knowledge in small business and understanding of how government impacts the private sector,” Hensarling said. “I am confident his leadership role on our committee will help us in our fight for economic opportunity for all.” 

Williams, who spent more than 40 years in small business as an owner and operator, was elected to Congress in 2012. He has since authored a tax reform plan titled Jumpstart America and introduced and supported legislation reining in overreaching, and often unaccountable, executive agencies.

“I am excited to take on more responsibility in our committee as we work to create a pro-growth environment under the new Trump Administration,” said Williams. “It’s time to roll back unnecessary costly burdens on Main Street and give hard working Americans the tools they need to succeed.”

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Rep. Williams to Attend Lake Travis Parade of Champions Sunday

2017/01/06

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.

What: Congressman Williams to participate in the Lake Travis High School Parade of Champions

Date:  Sunday, January 8, 2017

Time: 2:00pm CT

Location: Hill Country Galleria: 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Open to Press: Yes

 

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Rep. Williams, House Object Anti-Israel UN Vote

2017/01/05


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) and a bipartisan group of 341 Representatives Thursday night formally objected to last month’s United Nations’ Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements by adopting H.Res.11.

“The overwhelmingly bipartisan adoption of this House resolution illustrates this Congress' commitment to Israel,” said Williams. “For too long President Obama has allowed his personal grievances to jeopardize our country’s relationship with a reliable, strategic and friendly ally in the Middle East.”

During last month’s UN vote, the Obama Administration broke from tradition and abstained instead of using its veto power to block the anti-Israel resolution.

On the day of the abstention Williams said, “Israel is our strongest and most reliable ally in the most dangerous region of the world. When they are tested, we are tested. Today, Samantha Power and the Obama Administration made their true agenda known when they turned their backs on the Jewish people. I could not be more grateful that this presidency is finally coming to an end.”

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Rep. Williams Statement on Fed Rate Hike

2016/12/14

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. 

“While rate hikes have historically been an important tool to offset inflation, today’s decision by the Fed to raise the interest rate is entirely premature and will be burdensome to a nation already struggling to pull itself out of this slow-growth Obama economy,” said Williams. “Even at the current rates, we are paying an exorbitant amount of money to pay down interest on the national debt when that money could be spent paying down our actual debt or on our veterans and military. Young adults are struggling to pay back loans and homeownership is still out of reach for many. By making rates even higher, the Fed is effectively making our hardships even harder.” 

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Rep. Williams Delivers Turkeys to Burleson and Cleburne Fire Departments

2016/12/13

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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Rep. Williams to Deliver Turkeys to Cleburne & Burleson Fire Departments

2016/12/12

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 
Date:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 11:30am CT (Cleburne) and 1:00pm CT (Burleson) 
Locations: 
Cleburne Fire Department: 801 East Henderson St., Cleburne, Texas  76031
Burleson Fire Department: 828 SW Alsbury Blvd, Burleson, Texas  76028
Open to Press: Yes 

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Rep. Williams to Deliver Turkeys to Marble Falls Fire Department Friday

2016/12/12

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.

What: Congressman Williams to deliver turkeys to Marble Falls Fire Department 
Date:  Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 10:30am CT 
Locations: 700 Avenue N, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Open to Press: Yes 

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Rep. Williams to Deliver Turkeys to Copperas Cove Fire Department

2016/12/12

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.

What: Congressman Williams to deliver turkeys to Copperas Cove Fire Department 
Date:  Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 11:15am CT 
Locations: 415 S Main St, Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Open to Press: Yes 

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Rep. Williams to Attend Hill College Ribbon Cutting

2016/12/12

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. 

What: Congressman Williams to attend the ribbon cutting at Hill College as it unites with Texas Tech University
Date:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. CT
Location: 2112 Mayfield Pkwy, Cleburne, TX 76033
Open to Press: Yes 

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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.


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Louie Gohmert

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Ted Poe

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Sam Johnson

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John Ratcliffe

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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

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Mac Thornberry

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Randy Weber

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Bill Flores

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Randy Neugebauer

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Lamar Smith

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Pete Olson

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Kenny Marchant

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Michael Burgess

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