Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Congressman Williams Honors Bee Cave PD and Lake Travis Fire & Rescue

2018/10/18

BEE CAVE, TEXAS – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) presented the Bee Cave Police Department and the Lake Travis Fire and Rescue with a flag flown over the United States Capitol earlier today. Rep. Williams also provided a copy of the Congressional Record of him honoring the two departments on the House floor last month to recognize their 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

“I was humbled to meet the brave men and women who make up the Bee Cave Police Department and the Lake Travis Fire and Rescue earlier today,” said Rep. Williams. “It was a true honor to be able to recognize them on the House floor and present them with a United States flag and Congressional Record. I am grateful for their selfless courage, and I hope they know how much we all appreciate the work that they do.”

Last month, on the 17th anniversary of the day our country was attacked on September 11, 2001, these two departments put on full gear and climbed 110 flights of stairs to commemorate those who never made it out while climbing up the Twin Towers to rescue Americans. That day, we lost 343 New York Fire Fighters, 37 Port Authority officers, and 23 NYPD officers.

“The fire and police department in Texas’ 25th District are made up of a remarkable group of people who put their lives on the line to protect us each day,” said. Rep. Williams. “All first responders are vital to the safety of Americans, and we must never forget to thank them for all that they do.”

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Congressman Williams Applauds President Trump’s ‘Nickel Plan’

2018/10/17

AUSTIN, TEXAS – U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), made the following comments upon President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will be asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year’s budget by 5 percent:

“The federal government’s senseless spending habits have gone unchecked at the American taxpayer’s expense. I am glad to hear President Trump is taking strides to rein in the out-of-control expenses by calling for Cabinet secretaries to each cut their budget by 5 percent. This is a step in the right direction and I look forward to continuing to cut unnecessary, cost-laden programs that will leave our future generations to deal with burdensome, ancestral debt.”

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Come and Read It Report

2018/10/16

Dear Texans,

At the start of this Congress, small business optimism was low. Employers and workers needed relief from burdensome regulations in order to grow their business. Last year, we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashed taxes for Main Street and allowed it to breathe again.

✓ 20 percent small business tax deduction

✓ Immediate business equipment expensing

✓ Small business optimism is reaching record highs

The American people, whether they own a small business or are employed by one, are flourishing due to historical tax cuts, and I am excited to continue watching the economy thrive.

Touring the District

This past week, I've been able to travel the great 25th District of Texas to meet with all of you. Below are some of the stops I made along the way:

Friday was a historic day for Tarleton State University - it marked the midpoint of construction for their Fort Worth building. As the representative for their Stephenville campus, I was honored to speak at the ceremony and share my excitement for this next chapter. Thank you for having me and welcome to your new home!

I visited the Hill College Technical Center in Cleburne where I met with faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the Snap-on Automotive Technology Program, the HVAC Program and the Welding Program. I enjoyed hearing their firsthand experiences and look forward to watching this program succeed.

It was great to be in Clifton with the members of the Rotary Club! I am thankful for the time they shared with me and will continue fighting for them in Washington.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

In God we trust,

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Congressman Williams Statement on Central Texas-area Flooding

2018/10/16

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) released the following statement Tuesday after speaking with local officials regarding flooding in Central Texas:

“I have been in contact with local and state-level officials regarding the flash flooding in and around the Burnet County-area and have offered my support and assistance in any way that I can. Flooding is extremely dangerous, and I encourage all Central Texas residents by the Llano River and Highland Lakes to heed all warnings,” said Rep. Williams. “I applaud Governor Greg Abbott for making safety a top priority by ordering the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level. State resources have also been made available to assist local officials in their response efforts. I urge everyone in impacted areas to proceed with caution and monitor changing weather conditions.”

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Congressman Williams Attends Tarleton State ‘Topping-off’ Ceremony

2018/10/12

CROWLEY, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) attended the ‘topping-off’ ceremony for Tarleton State University’s Fort Worth campus. As the representative for Tarleton State’s main campus in Stephenville, Rep. Williams delivered remarks at the ceremony to celebrate the midpoint of construction, as well as 118,000 hours of labor without a time-loss injury.

“Today marks a historic day for Tarleton State University, as well as for the City of Fort Worth. In a time when our economy is surging, the need for educated workers is paramount in a place as dense and competitive as this one,” said Rep. Williams. “Tarleton is filling the gap between the job openings and unemployed Americans by opening a building in North Texas where students are offered a convenient and affordable education that will impact their future careers for years to come. I was happy to be here with the Tarrant County community and could not be more excited to welcome Tarleton to their new home.”

The three-story, 76,000-square-foot building is set to open in Fall 2019 on 80 acres, donated by the Walton Group of Companies, along Chisholm Trail Parkway. Holder Construction is the builder, and the global Dallas-based firm Perkins+Will is the architect and designer.

Tarleton came to Fort Worth in 1978, and today, it serves almost 2,000 North Texans, offering more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs to working adults, community college graduates and returning students.

Estimated enrollment at move-in for the first Fort Worth building is 2,500. Depending on resources for additional buildings, the campus could serve 9,000 students by 2030.

For more information on Tarleton in Fort Worth, including a copy of the campus master plan, go to www.tarleton.edu/fortworth/index.html.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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Congressman Williams Tours Hill College Technical Center

2018/10/11

CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) today met with faculty, staff and students participating in the Hill College Snap-on Automotive Technology Program, the HVAC Program, and the Welding Program at the Cleburne Technical Center. As their representative, Rep. Williams discussed legislation and regulations that will impact their educators and students. They also discussed the importance of the skills and training received during these programs and how it can be applied it towards future careers.

“As the owner of a small business, I know how important it is to find hardworking men and women who have been equipped with the right tools and experience to get the job done. In any profession, it is absolutely paramount to receive the proper training in order to be successful, and the Hill College Technical Center exceeds those expectations,” said Rep. Williams. “Hill College offers state-of-the-art technology to help our nation’s future workers get a jump start on their careers, and I am proud to represent them as a business owner and employer in Congress.”

These three programs are offered at the Technical Center in Cleburne Texas and are all unique to Hill College. The Snap-on Automotive Technology Program is the most technologically advanced auto training center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the only one of its kind in Texas. After receiving vigorous training using cutting-edge technology from highly trained faculty, students will be fully prepared upon graduation to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam.

The HVAC Program provides comprehensive training in one of the fastest growing technical job markets. It offers three levels of certification and an associate degree in applied science that will prepare students for careers in industry positions. There are 3,000-square-feet of laboratories on the campus featuring the latest HVAC equipment spanning from residential, commercial and controls applications.

Lastly, the Welding Program allows students to choose from several program options including a Certificate in Basic Welding, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Welding courses are also offered at the Hill County and Johnson County campuses.

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Congressman Williams Addresses Clifton Rotary

2018/10/11

CLIFTON, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) spoke with local Clifton Rotary members this afternoon to provide an update on tax reform and business legislation. Rep. Williams was also able to discuss improvements that were made in Tax Reform 2.0, that just passed through the House last month.

“It was great to be in Clifton today with local community leaders and workers to discuss what matters to them. American families, individuals, and small businesses face hardships every day due to burdensome regulations, and I appreciated them sharing their concerns with me,” said Rep. Williams. “These folks expressed the adversities they’ve faced knowing their financial future was uncertain, and I was excited to inform them that the House voted to keep their tax cuts permanent, rather than let them expire in 2025. I am thankful to represent the people of Clifton in the 25th District of Texas, and I look forward to continue fighting for them when I return to Washington.”

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Come and Read It Report

2018/10/10

Dear Texans,

There's nothing quite like a Friday night in Texas - friends, family, and high school football! I was honored to attend the Burleson High School vs. Centennial High School football game and participate in the coin toss. It was a great game and congratulations to the Centennial football team on a hard-earned win - Go Spartans!

The American Economy

The numbers are in: the US added 134,000 jobs during the month of September, and unemployment dropped to 3.7 percent - the lowest in 49 years! Right now is a great time for Americans to get their lives back on track and back into the workforce. Republican's pro-growth and pro-American policies are strengthening our economy every day, and we're just getting started!

Supreme Court of the United States

Last weekend, the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court. I am glad our country will have someone with Judge Kavanaugh's conservative leadership and integrity sitting on the bench, and I look forward to him serving on the Supreme Court for many years to come.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress 

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Come and Read It Report

2018/10/01

Dear Texans,

As all of you in our district know, I have been fighting for a commonsense, business owners perspective on tax reform since day one. Less than a year ago, we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - truly historic tax relief for all. Since then, there are more jobs, Americans are seeing higher wages, and Main Street can breathe again.

While all of this is great, there has always been the uncertainty of knowing that these cuts would expire in 2025 - something I've been fighting to change. I am happy to report that after working hard with House Leadership and the President, the House passed three pieces of legislation that make up Tax Reform 2.0 last week:

H.R. 6757, the Family Savings act of 2018 ⟶ helping families and individuals save for their future

H.R. 6756, the American Innovation Act of 2018 ⟶ spurring American innovation by helping Main Street

H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 ⟶ makes tax cuts permanent for American individuals, families, and small businesses

These pieces of legislation will continue to bolster our economy, and I am excited to watch American families and businesses flourish.

Hays County Veterans

Last week, veterans from Hays County in our district boarded an honor flight to Washington, D.C. For those who don't know, the purpose of an honor flight is to transport America's veterans to the nation's capital to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. On that particular flight, we had six WWII veterans, 18 Korean War veterans and 17 Vietnam War veterans - the flight was named in honor of Williams 'Bill' Kolbe, who was a WWII vet that served in the Army Air Corps.

I was honored to be able to speak about them on the House floor in front of my colleagues and the nation. These vets are true heroes and I would like to thank them for so selflessly serving this nation and protecting this country all those years ago. I hope they enjoyed every moment of their honor flight trip, and know that we are all forever grateful for their service. Click here or below to watch.

Guardian of Small Business

One of my missions in Congress is to support our small business owners and workers. In the past two years, I have voted to reform burdensome regulations, overhaul the nation's outdated tax code, and assist with legislation that eased financial pressure on American families and businesses. I am grateful to have been recognized as a 'Guardian of Small Business' by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for earning a 100% voting record in the 115th Congress. Click here to read more about this prestigious recognition.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.

In God we trust,

Roger Williams

Member of Congress 

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Congressman Williams Earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

2018/09/28

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), has been recognized as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for consistently supporting issues of importance to small businesses and employees.

Rep. Williams earned a 100% voting record with NFIB in the 115th Congress. Votes in the U.S. House of Representatives included:

  • H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017
  • H.R. 720, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
  • H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act
  • H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • H.R. 1, Agreeing to the Conference Report on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
  • H.J.Res. 2, Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
  • S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulation Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
  • H.R. 6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

Congressman Williams issued the following statement upon receiving the award:

“One of my missions in Congress is to support our small business owners and workers. In the past two years, I have voted to reform burdensome regulations, overhaul the nation’s outdated tax code, and assist with legislation that eased financial pressure on American families and businesses,” said Rep. Williams. “I am grateful for this prestigious recognition from NFIB, and I look forward to continuing to support Main Street.”

NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan made the following comments:

“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to Congressman Roger Williams, who truly votes as a champion of small business,” said President Juanita D. Duggan. “Rep. Williams has been staunch supporters on the issues that affect our members, like regulatory reform and healthcare cost relief. He made tax relief for small businesses a reality. He is a representative that small business owners can count on in Washington, and we’re proud to award him this recognition for the 115th Congress.”

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Congressman Williams Recognizes Hays County Honor Flight Veterans

2018-09-27 19:56:01


Rep. Williams Congratulates the Tarleton State Rodeo Team on House Floor

2018-09-13 17:17:28


Rep. Williams Recognizes Lake Travis FD and Bee Cave PD

2018-09-12 21:20:28


Rep. Williams Recognizes National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

2018-09-06 16:22:53


Rep. Williams Joins KVUE Part 2

2018-09-04 21:31:08


Rep. Williams Joins KVUE Part 1

2018-09-04 21:30:21


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to discuss NAFTA and to Remember John McCain

2018-08-28 14:51:08


Rep. Williams Joins Good Day Austin to Discuss What Congress is Working on in Washington

2018-08-13 15:10:33


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to Discuss Border Security and Tax Reform 2.0

2018-08-13 15:00:52


Rep. Williams Joins KCEN TV to Give a DC Update to the 25th District of Texas

2018-08-08 17:12:07


Rep. Williams Recognizes the Bluebonnet Belle on the House Floor

2018-07-26 13:29:40


Williams Speaks on H.R. 3626, the Bank Service Company Examination Coordinate Act of 2017

2018-07-24 19:14:26


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to Discuss Immigration and Tax Reform 2.0

2018-07-19 15:12:18


Rep. Williams Speaks on House Floor in Support of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018

2018-07-17 21:25:22


Rep. Williams Joins Lone Star Politics to Discuss Immigration and his School Security Bill

2018-07-02 16:40:22


Rep. Williams Recognizes Austin Habitat for Humanity on House Floor

2018-06-26 14:27:10


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to Discuss Immigration at the Southern Border

2018-06-20 13:55:31


Rep. Williams Joins GrayTV to Discuss the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game

2018-06-15 19:12:05


Rep. Williams Joins the Washington Post to Discuss Steve Scalise's Comeback

2018-06-15 19:11:13


Williams and Barth Join Fox News' Channel Fox and Friends to Talk 2018 Congressional Baseball Game

2018-06-14 15:03:23


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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