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  • Restoring America’s Confidence in the EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1430, the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act and H.R. 1431, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills: “This week, the House voted to restore integrity and accountability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Obama administration, the EPA would issue regulations based on ideological solutions in search of... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Approval of Keystone XL
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Building the Keystone XL pipeline will foster economic growth, create thousands of jobs for Americans and enhance energy security for America. Approving the long overdue Keystone XL pipeline allows the United States access to secure, stable oil supplies from a strong North American ally. It will also help reduce our reliance on unstable Middle Eastern energy... Read more

  • 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

  • Flores Statement on Rick Perry Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Rick Perry to serve as Secretary of Energy: “Rick Perry will be a champion for a robust energy strategy to improve America’s economic and national security. As a former governor of my state of Texas, he has the proven track record and leadership skills to lead the Department of Energy and maximize our nation’s energy potential. I look forward to working closely with him to advance... Read more

  • Rolling Back Obama Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Energy, Second Amendment

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several resolutions to repeal regulations administered during the Obama administration. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these resolutions: “Over the last eight years, the Obama Administration imposed hundreds of rules and regulations that stymied growth and placed undue burdens on businesses and hardworking Americans. This week, the House passed several resolutions to roll back regulations t... Read more

  • Ozone Bill Reintroduced in 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-Texas), Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio) were joined today by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in reintroducing the Ozone Standards Implementation Act in the 115th Congress. This legislation, which was introduced in both the House and Senate, would update how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses ozone requirements in the Clean Air Act. Currently, the EPA must review national ambie... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s Executive Actions on Pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive actions to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “Providing for our country’s energy needs is an integral part of our economic and national security. I applaud President Trump’s leadership to restart these crucial infrastructure products to enhance our energy security. It is refreshing to see that the president is committed to halting the previous administ... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Obama’s Drilling Ban in Arctic and Atlantic
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s ban on offshore drilling in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic: “President Obama’s continuing efforts to appease radical special interest groups in the waning days of his administration is beyond the pale. His recent actions to restrict access to energy exploration in the Arctic and Atlantic will impede energy development, economic growth and job growth, while putting our national security at ris... Read more

  • The Eagle: GOP offers 'A Better Way' to run America
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Energy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Flores On Election Day, the American people sent a clear message. They no longer will stand for weaker national security, executive branch overreach, excessive regulation and the unbridled expansion of the federal government. After eight years of failed Washington policies, hardworking Americans rejected the status quo in Washington and they want to go a different direction. Over the past several months, I have been working with my fellow House of Representatives colleagues to ... Read more

  • RFS Volumes Create Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Jim Costa (D-CA) issued the following joint statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2017 volume requirement for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “Today, the EPA announced that it is again increasing the amount of ethanol to be forced into our nation’s gasoline supplies under the Renewable Fuel Standard. These higher volumes of ethanol will increase the costs of fuel and food for our constituents. In additio... Read more

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