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Program: Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25)
Roger Williams represents the 25th congressional district of Texas which stretches from Tarrant County in the north to Hays County in the south and includes much of the Texas Hill Country and Austin. Roger attended Texas Christian University where he was an All-Southwest Conference baseball player and was named to TCU’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s.
After graduating from college, Roger was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played in their farm system for many years before deciding to begin a new career as a small business owner while also becoming the head baseball coach at TCU.
Roger was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Texas Secretary of State where he helped usher in unprecedented economic growth to the state. He also served as the state's Chief Liaison for the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs.
In 2012, Roger was elected to Congress. Honored to represent Fort Hood, he was recently appointed to the National Defense Authorization Conference Committee for Fiscal Year 2018 that ultimately led to the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years. It also paved the way for increased funding for improvements critical infrastructure at Fort Hood.
Roger has been the voice of small business owners across America. He has brought with him valuable, real world business experience that has made him an effective leader and legislator. Roger authored a tax reform package called Jumpstart America that served as a framework for the recently passed historic Tax Reform package that modernized America’s outdated tax code from a true business perspective.
In the 115th Congress, Roger serves on the Financial Services Committee as the vice chair on the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, as well as on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, where he is leading the fight against funding terrorism. He recently introduced his bill, the Strengthening Iran’s Access to Finance Act, which would promote increased safety between the United States and Iran.
His love of sports has followed Congressman Williams to the Capitol. Williams is the chair of the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Caucus and the College Football Caucus. He is also the coach of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team.