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  • Waco Tribune - Bill Flores interview: Congressman dives into immigration, health care debates
    Posted in Latest News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy, Health Care, Immigration

    By J.B. Smith U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was elected in 2010 as part of a mighty backlash against the Democratic establishment. Now that the tables have turned to the GOP’s favor, he finds himself trying to thread a needle in a polarized time. Flores, R-Bryan, has been receiving an earful from progressive constituents angry about the election of Donald Trump, whom Flores has mostly supported. In emails, social media posts, calls and visits, they have voiced fears that the Republican Congress and admi... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Flores engages with local voters, plans mid-April town hall
    Posted in Latest News on March 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Phillip Ericksen Waco’s congressman said he has been able to reach out to voters in the district whose political tendencies don’t align with his positions and at least have constructive conversations. Rep. Bill Flores said liberal constituents he met with are concerned about the direction of the United States under President Donald Trump, but he thinks they walked away from meetings “thinking I don’t have horns growing out of my head.” “On areas like leaning into the immigration question, I t... Read more

  • Agri-Pulse - Battle brewing over ethanol program post 2022
    Posted in Latest News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Jonathan H. Harsch Ethanol already supplies over 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline market and the fuel’s share is growing. Yet Congressman Bill Flores, who wants to see ethanol capped at 9.7 percent of the market, is holding back on reintroducing a measure that would do just that, “in an effort to seek a more holistic solution.” The Texas Republican and former oil company CEO tells Agri-Pulse that if his self-restraint doesn’t trigger productive bipartisan discussions about ethanol, “then I’ll ... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Flores honors local veteran for military, community service
    Posted in Latest News on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Kristen Hoppa Standing in front of a wall honoring past and present war heroes, Rep. Bill Flores recognized a local Vietnam War veteran’s service and continued work on behalf of other veterans. Flores gave retired Air Force Maj. Gary John Urban a Congressional Veteran Commendation on Friday at the Veterans One Stop in Waco, where Urban volunteers. “There are good people here and they are here to help folks. That is what it is all about,” Urban said of the One Stop. “I just like to give back t... Read more

  • NPR - Rep. Flores Weighs In On Flynn Resignation, Trump Immigration Order
    Posted in Latest News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Heard on Morning Edition Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Bill Flores of Texas, who says he's glad National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is gone. Flores is also keeping tabs on the status of the immigration executive order. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're now going to get another view on the shakeup at the National Security Council. Congressman Bill Flores is a Republican from Texas, and he joins us now on the line. Congressman, thanks so much for being here. BILL FLORES: Good morning, Rachel. Great to... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Flores supports Trump's travel order
    Posted in Latest News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Bill Flores offered his support of President Trump's executive order temporarily barring citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African countries from entering the U.S. "It is entirely appropriate that we take a 120-day pause in terms of admitting refugees from these seven countries until we can improve our vetting processes so we can keep our country safe and keep its citizens safe," Flores said. Though ultimately supportive of the executive action, Flores expressed frustration at the p... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Flores eager to work with Trump administration
    Posted in Latest News on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores, whose 17th District includes much of the Brazos Valley, said Friday that he is "ready and eager" to work alongside President Donald Trump and his new administration. Flores watched with the rest of Congress on Friday as Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and released a statement shortly after that echoed one of the major messages of Trump's inaugural speech. "Hardworking American families deserve a government that works to serve the peo... Read more

  • Waco Tribune: Flores: Obamacare repeal top priority in new Congress
    Posted in Latest News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As President-elect Donald Trump prepares for his Jan. 20 inauguration and the GOP readies to control both the executive and legislative branches of government, the future of the Affordable Care Act is the “big, hairy issue,” U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, said Tuesday. Flores, who started his fourth term representing the 17th Congressional District last week, said he hopes President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation will be repealed and replaced this year. “If I had all my druthe... Read more

  • Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: GOP Lawmaker Confident Americans Will Quickly See Health Care Improvements In 2017
    Posted in Latest News on December 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By: Juliegrace Brufke GOP lawmakers are gearing up to overturn a number of President Barack Obama’s policies in 2017, and Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores is confident Americans will quickly see improvements in their health care options after GOP leaders repeal Obamacare early next year. Congress is slated to move on repealing Obamacare within its first week back, with the intention of getting a bill to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk as soon as he takes office. While Republic... Read more

  • KBTX: Eight local veterans honored for dedication to their communities
    Posted in Latest News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Noelle Bellow Eight local veterans were honored Thursday morning, after their friends and family nominated them for a special award. The District 17 Congressional Veteran Commendation ceremony was held at American Legion Post 159. The honorees were a mix of veterans who served in the Army, Marines and Air Force, who fought during World War Two, the Vietnam and Iraq wars. But they weren't just being honored for their service to our country. As Congressman Bill Flores noted, its their post mili... Read more

Connect with Congressman Flores on Facebook

I am disappointed that the American Health Care Act was pulled from consideration by the House of Representatives. Even though our efforts to develop a 21st century health strategy for America have been sidelined, I will continue to work with House Conservatives on other important initiatives – improving national security, border security, tax reform, regulatory reform, American energy security, and hopefully, immigration reform.

Connect with Congressman Flores on Twitter

I am disappointed that the American Health Care Act was pulled from consideration by the House of Representatives https://t.co/sX5cVK8C6k

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