Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Rep. Williams reacts to POTUS policy shift toward Cuba

2014/12/17

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:

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Williams votes to prevent funding President's amnesty orders

2014/12/11

Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.
 
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Deal Struck on Compensating Fort Hood Shooting Victims House Passes Carter and Williams’ language to award Fort Hood Victims Purple Hearts

2014/12/04

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25) and Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) are proud to announce the House passed a bicameral agreement that ensures victims of the 2009 terrorist attack on Fort Hood are eligible for being awarded the Purple Heart, along with its corresponding benefits. The Senate is supportive of the House-passed legislation and is expected to pass the bill in the next week and send it to the President’s desk. The language was included in the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference agreement.
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Williams selected to House Financial Services Committee for 114th Congress

2014/11/21

This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) was recommended for appointment to the House Committee on Financial Services for the 114th Congress. The committee, led by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), oversees issues regarding the economy, banking system, housing, insurance, and securities and exchange. Additionally, the committee has jurisdiction over monetary policy, international finance, and international monetary organizations.
 
 
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Williams welcomes new District Field Representative

2014/11/03

Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) announced that Don Nicholas will join his district staff in Cleburne, TX, as a field representative. A 31-year Army veteran and former District Director for State Rep. Ralph Sheffield, Don brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the 25th Congressional District to Williams’ office.
 
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Williams’ statement on CR and McKeon amendment to arm Syrian rebels

2014/09/17

Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government along with House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon’s (R-CA) amendment to equip the Free Syrian Army.

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Williams’ statement on anniversary of September 11, 2001

2014/09/11

“Today our nation pauses to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and honor the memory of the thousands of innocent lives lost thirteen years ago.  We are also mindful of the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi that took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three more Americans.  Though the pain of loss is just as poignant now, may we never forget the courageous men and women who charged the cockpit, helped others make it to a stairwell, rushed towards danger to help, and who undoubtedly comforted each other as they hoped and prayed for saf

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Williams calls on Administration to stop neglecting Fort Hood attack victims

2014/08/13

Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), along with Congressman John Carter (TX-31), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel demanding the Department of Defense (DoD) to follow through with a law requiring a Purple Heart review.  The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act mandates that Congress receive a report of the review of the Purple Heart award for the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack on Fort Hood no later than 180 days after the law was enacted.

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Top 10 Bipartisan Jobs Bills Blocked by Senate Democrats

2014/08/07

Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”

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CBO: The Budget Is on an Unsustainable Path

2014/07/16

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, which had some sober news for the American people.

 

Key points from CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook

  • Federal Debt Is Soaring: The debt has doubled since the onset of the financial crisis, and CBO concludes the growth in the debt is “unsustainable.”

  • Now Is the Time to Act: CBO says that prompt decisions to rein in future deficits would expand employment and economic growth. 

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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.


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