Congressman Roger Williams is planning to make his first official tour across the District 25.
On Monday, Williams, who was elected to the post on Nov. 6, will attend a meet and greet sponsored by the Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held 3-4 p.m. at Pie Peddlers, located at 102 Walnut Street on the downtown square.
Williams (R-Weatherford) was sworn into office as a member of the 113th United States Congress Thursday.
District 25 includes all of Somervell, Bosque, Burnett, Coryell, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson and Lampasas counties as well as portions of Bell, Erath, Hays, Tarrant and Travis counties.
In December, he was appointed to serve on House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee on the Budget.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation - aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, roads, bridges, mass transit and railroads. it also holds jurisdiction over other aspects of nationational infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the economic development of depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, activities of the Army Corps of Engineers and the various missions of the Coast Guard.
The Budget Committee is responsible for developing the annual budget resolution, which sets forth levels of spending, revenue, the deficit or surplus and public debt, setting budget authority and outlaying targets for each of the 21 spending categories. It prepares guidelines for cutting programs to meet spending targets and holds hearings on federal budget legislation and congressional resolutions related to the federal budget process.
Williams was raised in Fort Worth where he played baseball for Texas Christian University and obtained his bachelor's degree in 1972. He later returned to the university as a baseball coach.
Following his coaching career, Williams worked in business and public affairs before joining his family's automotive dealership, which was founded in 1939.
In other officials capacities, Williams served as Gov. Rick Perry's fourth secretary of state, the 105th holder of the office, and liaison to Mexico and the border region.
He and his wife, Patty, have two daughters.
For more information visit williams.house.gov.