Roger Williams's file:

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 fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist:

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks:

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks:

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common?

Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

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.

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