WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced that he has directed the U.S. Army to “provide all possible benefits to the victims of the 2009 attack at Fort Hood who were recently awarded the Purple Heart” last Friday at a ceremony at Fort Hood:Read More
In 1939 a man started a car dealership to realize the American dream. When he died the ownership of the business was passed along to his son and so was a death tax liability equal to a significant value of the business’ worth.
The son nearly declared bankruptcy.
Fortunately, he was able to pull the resources together to keep his father’s dealership afloat. He still runs the dealership to this day and has more than 100 employees.
That son is me.
Austin, Texas – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today invited interested middle school and high school students to the 2015 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process:Read More
Austin, Texas – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement observing the anniversary of the 2014 shooting at Fort Hood:Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after a Tuesday deadline in the Iran nuclear negotiations was missed despite President Obama’s promise to have an agreement by end-of-March:Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner of more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke with Tim Farley on Sirius XM's POTUS channel on Tuesday to talk about how one-size-fits-all regulations, like the Dodd-Frank Act, are hurting small businesses, community banks and credit unions.Read More
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner for more than 40 years and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, today released a video message addressing the burden of Washington’s one-size-fits-all regulations on job creators and community banks and credit unions.
“Inefficient, top-down regulations from Washington limit our choices,” said Williams. “They make it harder for small businesses to grow, thrive and hire workers.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.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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