Roger Williams's file:
Williams

Republican from Texas

Roger Williams won election to represent the newly created Congressional District 25 in 2012. He is a former Texas secretary of state, the state's chief elections officer. He was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee’s Eagles fundraising program and also has served as state finance chair for John Cornyn's 2002 Senate campaign, according to his campaign website.

Recent statements involving Roger Williams

The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.

A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.

Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.

Says the federal government is spending $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.

Says Barack Obama is a socialist.

Recent stories featuring Roger Williams

Texas top 5: Government surveys and Obama drone strikes:

Our fact checks of claims about the U.S. Census Bureau and President Barack Obama having a hand in assassinating citizens were readers’ favorite fact checks in March.

UPDATED: Government shutdown shuttered House’s “official” laundry:

Roger Williams alerted us to a shuttered congressional laundry. But it's reopened.

Checking facts before the Texas primary runoffs:

The word "criminal" has popped up in recent, checked candidate or campaign group statements. And for fiscal wonks, there’s a whopping Truth-O-Metered sales tax claim.

We invite you to read our latest items before the Texas primary runoffs.

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter:

President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.



 

Roger Williams and pancakes for yuppies in Washington:

Williams cries foul about federal aid launching a Washington pancake house. We sniff the syrup.

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