Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Roger Williams Introduces Last ‘Jumpstart America’ Bill

2015/08/03

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams’ (R-Texas) has introduced the final piece of legislation in his seven bill tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.

“As a business owner I believe cash flowing American businesses should be Washington’s number one approach to tax reform, but unfortunately that just has not been the case,” said Williams. “Small businesses need relief now, and Jumpstart America is the most effective and immediate way to empower small businesses to grow and hire again.”

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An Anniversary That Shouldn't Be Celebrated

2015/08/03

Two weeks ago was the fifth year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – a 2,300 page law that has blanketed our entire financial system with more than 400 costly rules and regulations.

Just as we have found out that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable, we are learning that Dodd-Frank doesn’t do what its full name suggests either.

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Rep. Williams’ “Licensing Efficiency” Bill Unanimously Passes Committee

2015/07/29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday afternoon, the House Financial Services Committee passed Congressman Roger Williams’ (R-Texas) bill, the State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015 (H.R.2643), by a vote of 57- 0.

H.R.2643, which would give states more control to conduct required background checks on state-regulated non-bank financial services industries, now heads to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives where it will be voted on by the entire chamber after lawmakers return to Washington in September.

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Texans protest Obama’s latest gun control plan

2015/07/25

Texans are firing back at a federal plan to prevent some Social Security beneficiaries from buying guns if they don’t or can’t manage their own financial affairs.
Some say the proposal — which would have the Social Security Administration comply with procedures already in place to prevent gun sales to drug addicts, felons and more — is the latest move by President Barack Obama’s administration to restrict firearm use.

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Debate in Central Texas continues over arming soldiers at military sites

2015/07/23

While the Defense Department on Wednesday came out against arming “all” service members at U.S. military installations, the debate is still heating up in Central Texas, with federal lawmakers getting involved.
“We do not support arming all military personnel for a variety of reasons,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon. “(There are) safety concerns, the prohibitive cost for use-of-force and weapons training, qualification costs as well as compliance with multiple weapons-training laws.”

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RANDY NEUGEBAUER AND ROGER WILLIAMS: Reform the CFPB to Better Protect Consumers

2015/07/21

Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law as one of the largest financial overhauls in our nation’s history. The American people were told the law was necessary to ensure stability in the financial sector and prevent future meltdowns. But instead of responsibly studying the root causes of the crisis, Democrats in Washington rushed to regulate and threw a blanket over our entire financial system.

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A Bad Deal

2015/07/17

A Bad Deal

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Roger Williams Introduces Community Financial Institution Exemption Act

2015/07/16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, has introduced a bill that would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to explain to community banks and credit unions why they are not exempted from certain CFPB rules and regulations as permitted in the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Roger Williams: Planned Parenthood Allegations “morally reprehensible, illegal and absolutely disgusting”

2015/07/15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), today issued the following statement after a recently released video featured Planned-Parenthood’s senior director of medical services admitting that the organization alters abortion procedures to harvest and transfer specific organs of aborted fetuses:

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Roger Williams: DOJ’s Operation Choke Point Findings ‘Unsurprising’

2015/07/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas), a small business owner and member of the Financial Services Committee, today released the following statement after an internal Justice Department investigation cleared its own lawyers of unfairly targeting payday lenders in its program Operation Chokepoint:

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Williams Supports Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act

2015-07-30 17:55:26


Rep. Williams’ “Licensing Efficiency” Bill Passes Committee

2015-07-29 18:28:16


Roger Williams: Guidance comes from the customer, not the government

2015-07-29 18:21:01


Rep. Williams questions credit union chair about bonuses

2015-07-27 17:13:58


Rep. Williams Talks Dodd-Frank on House Floor

2015-07-23 15:21:49


Roger Williams Honors Ft. Hood on U.S. House Floor

2015-07-16 17:41:22


Rep. Williams to Fed Chair Yellen: ‘Small business is hurting’

2015-07-16 17:13:44


Roger Williams Addresses U.S. Army Cuts at Fort Hood on KXXV-TV

2015-07-10 14:08:45


Roger Williams Statement on White House Hostage Policy Changes

2015-06-25 14:38:13


Roger Williams Announces ‘Business Perspective’ Overhaul of U.S. Tax Code

2015-06-17 22:13:09


Roger Williams Praises Texas Recovery Efforts

2015-06-11 17:19:34


Roger Williams: President must reassess courses of action abroad

2015-06-10 18:09:03


Roger Williams Urges Vote Against ‘Deceptive’ DOJ Program

2015-06-03 21:58:57


Roger Williams: Together, we will push forward

2015-06-03 12:41:46


FEMA Admin. to Rep. Williams: We have sufficient funding right now

2015-06-02 20:50:46


Roger Williams: Businesses need law and order to help communities prosper

2015-04-30 15:20:07


Roger Williams Discusses Death Tax, Family Business on Fox Business Network

2015-04-20 13:53:02


Roger Williams Discusses Nuclear Power and the Importance of the Yucca Mountain Repository

2015-04-16 19:24:39


Roger Williams Supports Bill to Ensure Access to Affordable Manufactured Housing

2015-04-14 21:14:05


Roger Williams: Repeal the Death Tax

2015-04-14 19:34:51


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

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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

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Randy Neugebauer

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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

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Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

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