Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) took the official oath of office on Thursday to join the 116th Congress.
Roy expressed his gratitude to the 21st Congressional District of Texas for electing him in November to his first term in the House of Representatives.
“It’s an incredible honor to represent my fellow Texans in Congress,” Roy said. “San Antonio, Austin, and all the communities in the Hill Country are special places filled with incredible, hard-working, patriotic people who want to live free and there is not a better district in America to serve. Now it’s time to get to work to make sure our values are reflected in Washington – regardless of party.”
Joining the congressman at the ceremony were his wife, Carrah, their children, Charlie and Virginia, and his parents, Don and Rhonda Roy.
Roy brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the House Republican conference. A dedicated conservative with the track record to prove it, Roy is committed to restoring health care freedom, protecting our borders, defending the sanctity of human life, supporting the men and women of the military, reducing federal spending and limiting government to promote freedom and opportunity for all Americans.
“Our job is simple – to make the lives of our fellow Americans better by allowing them to live free from government interference and to prosper according to their God-given talents. We must focus on securing the nation and the blessings of liberty that the Constitution guarantees, and doing the basics – like balancing the budget. When we do those things, Texans will take care of the rest as they always have.”
The congressman is a former federal prosecutor and top advisor to many prominent Texas elected officials. He previously served as chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), staff director of Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) leadership office and senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In Texas, Roy was the First Assistant Attorney General under Ken Paxton and served as a senior advisor to then-Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).
Roy has spent numerous years outside of politics, including working as an investment banking analyst for NationsBanc Capital Markets, a technology consultant, and as a counsel in the Oil & Gas industry. The congressman also served as the Vice President of Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Roy’s Washington, D.C. office is located in room 1319 of the Longworth House Office Building across the street from the U.S. Capitol.