Roger Williams

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Williams Tours Local UPS Facility

2018/08/14

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited with employees of the United Parcel Service (UPS) to meet and tour their facility. Rep. Williams also attended a presentation ceremony for a $25,000 grant from UPS Foundation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS).

“For over 100 years, the United Parcel Service has delivered countless packages to millions of Americans and others across the globe. Being the world’s largest package delivery company, UPS provides thousands of jobs for hardworking Texans,” said Rep. Williams. “Since Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, companies like UPS are able to thrive again in this booming economy by reinvesting into their operations and hiring more workers. Additionally, UPS was able to give back to their local community – they awarded a grant of $25,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sister that will be utilized to recruit and train addition volunteers. This is great news, and I applaud the folks at UPS for giving back to young Texans.”

The $25,000 UPS Foundation grant is being awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters through an innovative UPS Foundation program that awards grants specifically to non-profit organizations where UPS people volunteer.

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Congressman Williams Tours Prairieland Detention Center

2018/08/14

ALVARADO, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), former Texas Secretary of State and Chief Liaison for the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs, visited the local Prairieland Detention Center to get an update on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the 25th Congressional District of Texas.

“The safety and prosperity of this nation, as well as the Americans who live in it, is paramount. The first step to achieving this goal is to secure our borders and find a permanent fix to our severely flawed immigration system,” said Rep. Williams. “I appreciate the local ICE agents for allowing me to visit their facility, as well as provide me with an update. I have always been in favor of tougher immigration laws, and moving forward, Congress must seek legislation that makes our country safer and stronger. However, that does not include granting amnesty or creating a special pathway to citizenship. We must end chain migration, end the visa lottery program, and ensure that no federal funding is being used toward sanctuary cities. It is my hope that we can do all of this with the goal of inspiring people to legally pursue the American Dream."

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Williams Addresses West Austin Rotary

2018/08/09

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) spoke with the local Rotary District 5870 members this afternoon to provide an update on tax reform and business legislation. As a small business owner for his entire working life, Williams was able to discuss improvements he hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“Being a small business owner, I know firsthand the trials and tribulations hardworking Americans face as a result of a burdensome federal government. It was great to meet with community leaders a part of the West Austin Rotary about issues such as this and hear their concerns,” said Rep. Williams. “These folks shared their experiences with me regarding the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed last December, as well as improvements we all hope to see in Tax Reform 2.0. It is of the utmost importance that we make tax cuts permanent for all Americans, and I will continue to fight on behalf of Texas’ 25th District until we achieve just that.”

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Williams Speaks at Austin Chamber ‘Pulse on Policy’ Series

2018/08/09

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) joined local Austin Chamber of Commerce members this morning for their ‘Pulse on Policy’ series. As a small business owner for his entire working life, Williams was able to discuss small business legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“As a resident of Austin, Texas, it’s always good to be back with the members of the local Chamber of Commerce and hear their priorities for the rest of the legislative year,” said Rep. Williams. “We discussed important issues such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed last year, and Tax Reform 2.0, that I hope to see passed as quickly as possible. As Congress begins debating the new tax bill, it is important to hear from constituents about what matters to them and what they need in order to thrive in this booming economy. I appreciate their ideas and look forward to working with House Leadership to address them in upcoming legislation.”

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Williams Tours Pedernales Electric Cooperative Facility

2018/08/09

MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited with employees of Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) to meet and tour their new facility. As a business owner his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the affect its having on PEC’s business and workers. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“For over 80 years, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has been supplying important utilities to America. Being the largest electric distribution cooperative in the nation, PEC provides thousands of jobs for hardworking Americans, and I am proud to represent them in the 25th District of Texas,” said Rep. Williams. “It has been remarkable to watch companies like PEC and their employees thrive in this booming economy following historic tax reform. It was great to tour their new facility and hear the concerns of their workforce. As a small business owner, I am proud to be their voice in Washington and will continue fight for their priorities.”

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Congressman Williams Meets with Lake Travis Breakfast Club

2018/08/09

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) spoke with the Lake Travis Breakfast Club this morning. As a small business owner for his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss important legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“I have fought every day that I’ve been in Congress to bring a commonsense business owner’s perspective to Washington. After years of fighting for the American worker, I am proud to say that we accomplished just that last year when we passed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” said Rep. Williams. “However, my work on behalf of the constituents of Texas’ 25th District is far from done. It was great to hear ideas and concerns from members of the Lake Travis Breakfast Club this morning - I will keep fighting for taxes that are fairer, flatter, simpler and permanent.”

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Congressman Williams Tours Dell Children’s

2018/08/08

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) today met with Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas leadership and employees to tour Dell Children’s. As the representative for Central Texas, Rep. Williams discussed legislation and regulations that will impact their doctors and patients.

“Dell Children’s plays a critical role in our Central Texas community. In addition to serving 46 counties, Dell Children’s knows how important it is to treat each individual child with the utmost care,” said Rep. Williams. “I appreciated the tour of their facility today, as well as hearing firsthand from the doctors and nurses about what we can do in Congress to better meet the needs of patients. Healthcare is a very important issue right now, and I will continue working hard with my colleagues to ensure we get it right.”

President of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas Christopher Born made the following comments:

“During this transformational time in healthcare, we remain committed to providing affordable, safe, quality and accessible care to all,” said Born. “We appreciate the opportunity to visit with Rep. Williams to discuss how federal decisions impact how we can provide value based, person centered healthcare, and improve health outcomes in our community.”

Dell Seton and Dell Children’s are part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. In Texas, Ascension operates Providence Healthcare Network and Seton Healthcare Family, which includes Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, the region’s only compressive children’s hospital and pediatric Level I trauma center, and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the region’s only Level I trauma center for adults.

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Williams Attends Wimberley Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

2018/08/08

WIMBERLEY, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) spoke with local Wimberley Chamber of Commerce members this morning. As a small business owner for his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss small business legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“It’s always a great time when I get to meet with the kind folks of Wimberley, Texas. I enjoyed talking with members of the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce and hearing their ideas and concerns that I can take back with me to Washington,” said Rep. Williams. “We discussed issues such as the recent tax reform legislation, and how we can improve upon it. As their representative, I will continue to work hard with my colleagues until tax cuts are made permanent for every American.”

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Williams Visits with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

2018/08/07

TEMPLE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) visited the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) this afternoon to meet with leadership and employees, and to tour their facility. Rep. Williams was briefed on the current state of the CTVHCS, and discussed legislation and regulations that will impact veterans’ healthcare.

“As the representative for a veteran-proud community, I am glad I had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of Central Texas Veterans Health Care System earlier today. The work these folks do here is so important – just last year they had over 1.2 million outpatient visits,” said Rep. Williams. “I will never stop fighting for our veterans. These heroes sacrificed a great deal in order to protect this nation and I will continue to support them in any way that I can. We must continue to hold the VA accountable and never stop working to make it better.”

Note: Pictures from today’s visit are attached.

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Congressman Williams Meets with Cleburne Business Community Leaders

2018/08/07

CLEBURNE, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) spoke with local Cleburne business community leaders this afternoon. As a small business owner for his entire working life, Rep. Williams was able to discuss small business legislation and regulations, such as the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They also discussed improvements Rep. Williams hopes to see as Congress begins to debate Tax Reform 2.0.

“Local businesses are a fundamental part of Texas’ 25th Congressional District, and it has been wonderful to watch them flourish over the past seven months after lessening the big-government burden through the passage of historic tax reform. We are seeing the largest tax cuts in our nation’s history, and it is evident that businesses are growing on every street corner,” said Rep. Williams. “As a small business owner, it was great to meet with community leaders and hear what improvements they want to see in the second phase of tax reform. Their ideas are important to me, and I am excited to fight on their behalf. These workers deserve someone who understands the hardships of operating a business to represent them, and I am honored to be that person.”

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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

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Rep. Williams Recognizes the Bluebonnet Belle on the House Floor

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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


Rep. Williams, Barth Join NBC's Today Show the Morning After the Congressional Baseball Shooting

2018-06-08 20:52:24


Rep. Williams, Zack Barth Join CNN New Day the Morning After the Congressional Baseball Shooting

2018-06-08 20:50:41


Rep. Williams, Zack Barth Join Fox & Friends the Morning After the Congressional Baseball Shooting

2018-06-08 17:43:27


Rep. Williams and Zack Barth Join Fox News' Martha MacCallum Before 2017 Congressional Baseball Game

2018-06-08 17:40:12


Rep. Williams Speaks in Support of S. 2155 on House Floor

2018-05-22 20:30:43


Rep. Williams Joins Fox News' Outnumbered with Harris Faulkner to discuss the Santa Fe HS Shooting

2018-05-21 15:24:16


Rep. Williams Joins FBN's Mornings with Maria to Talk Immigration, the Economy, China, and NAFTA

2018-05-18 15:49:58


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

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

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Jodey Arrington

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Lamar Smith

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Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

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TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

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