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  • KAGS: Bill Flores honors local veterans
    Posted in Latest News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By: Kerrie Hall Brazos Valley, Texas - Eight veterans were honored with the Congressional Veteran Commendation award. The ceremony which started in 2012, honors veterans who have not only served our country admirably while in the military, but who have also served in the Brazos Valley community. Recipients are nominated by local constituents and represents various branches of the military. Each award was presented by District-17 US Congressman Bill Flores, who believes a true military hero knows... Read more

  • The Daily Caller: RSC Chair Bill Flores Says Border Security Should Be A Top Priority In 2017
    Posted in Latest News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

    By: Juliegrace Brufke Securing the border was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top campaign platforms, and outgoing Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores is ready to make that goal a reality. While the Republican Party has an ambitious agenda laid out for 2017, Flores said there are four policy areas he hopes they can tackle early on — repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, fixing the regulatory environment and restoring the country’s national security. Flores said he’s ex... Read more

  • Bloomberg: Biofuel Mandate Opponents Build Overhaul Momentum
    Posted in Latest News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    By Brian Dabbs Nov. 17 — A Trump administration and new leadership of the Senate’s environment committee may breathe new life into efforts to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel standard, lawmakers and advocates say. House members are continuing to build momentum around bipartisan legislation (H.R. 5180) to limit EPA ethanol requirements in total transportation fuel at 9.7 percent. Opponents of the mandate also are happy about the likely selection of Sen. John Barrasso... Read more

  • Fox News: Report: Medicaid enrollment, costs swell under ObamaCare expansion
    Posted in Latest News on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By: Brooke Singman Adult enrollment in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion has more than doubled expectations in states across the country -- pointing to ballooning costs that threaten budget dollars for priorities like education and infrastructure, according to a report released Wednesday by The Foundation for Government Accountability. Newly obtained data from 24 of the 29 states with Medicaid expansions show at least 11.5 million able-bodied adults have enrolled. The FGA says adult enrollment for ... Read more

  • Austin American Statesman: Flores introduces Pflugerville to ‘A Better Way’
    Posted in Latest News on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Energy, Immigration, Transportation and Infrastructure

    By: Nicole Barrios U.S. Congressman Bill Flores explained a sweeping plan to change federal policies — including ending the controversial Obamacare health care plan — during the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Election Day Nov. 8. Flores provided chamber members with key points of “A Better Way,” a plan spearheaded by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that could change how the federal government handles poverty, national security, health care and the tax system. The update was... Read more

  • Waco ISD: Congressman Bill Flores Honored as Defender of Construction Industry
    Posted in Latest News on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    We don't normally think of the construction industry as in need of being defended. But over the last three decades there has been a convergence of events within our society that have greatly affected the industry. It is because of his efforts to mitigate the impact of these events on the construction industry that we honor Congressman Flores today. To read full article click here Read more

  • KCEN: Politicians discuss Waco at State of the Nation luncheon
    Posted in Latest News on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    By: Emani Payne Texas Congressman Bill Flores says he's offended by Donald Trumps latest comments about groping women but is joining Senator Ted Cruz and endorsing Trump anyway. The two politicians were together in Waco Wednesday morning for a Chamber of Commerce luncheon at McLane Stadium. Around 100 people turned out to hear from Cruz and Flores in the panel discussion about jobs and the economy. However, when Congressman Flores spoke with Channel 6 News after the event the conversation moved ... Read more

  • KBTX: Congressman Bill Flores receives award from CHI St. Joseph Health Congressman Bill Flores receives award from CHI St. Joseph Health
    Posted in Latest News on October 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Health Care

    CHI St. Joseph Health hosted Congressman Bill Flores and representatives from GE Healthcare Thursday, as Congressman Flores was recognized by The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, the imaging industry’s trade association in Washington, DC. The organization honored Congressman Flores for his instrumental role in securing a two-year suspension of the medical device tax, enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Congressman Flores’ actions demonstrate his commitment to protecting o... Read more

  • The Daily Signal: Lawmakers’ New Project Aims to Support Religious Institutions
    Posted in Latest News on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues

    By: Mark McKerrick A new project has been launched to show the need of religious institutions, which are in danger of losing influence in society as they face challenges to their existence today. “We need our faith-based institutions,” Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores, R-Texas, said at the launch of the America Without Faith project at the Hillsdale College Kirby Center in Washington, D.C., in September. The project, launched by the largest conservative caucus in Congress, the Rep... Read more

  • KBTX: Focus at Four: Rep. Flores on avoiding a government shutdown Focus at Four: Rep. Flores on avoiding a government shutdown - First at 4
    Posted in Latest News on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    The federal government will narrowly avoid a shutdown as a budget is expected to be approved late Wednesday. The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to approve the continuing resolution that would fund the federal government until Dec. 9. Rep. Bill Flores, R-TX, representing much of the Brazos Valley, joins First News at Four to discuss his issues with the bill and why it was important for him to vote to pass it anyway. jwplayer.key="Xb4pq7jNsbZ4Vfx+msWU558xEnsZPO4TpfmMIQ=="; jwplayer("player").set... Read more

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