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  • Protecting our Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed several bills to protect our nation’s children. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bills: “Our children are most vulnerable to exploitation and should have the highest protection from the law. This week, the House passed eight bills to protect our children and bring to justice those who target and prey on their vulnerability. The bills we passed assist law enforcement in targeting child pre... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Family Issues, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2017: “Today, the House passed an omnibus funding bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 (May 6-September 30). These appropriations prioritize funding for our nation’s military, defense and intelligence services, while holding the line on non-defense spending. This bill reinforces our commitment to rebuilding our military and to combating terrorism. It als... Read more

  • Providing More Relief from Obama Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Education, Family Issues

    The U.S. House of Representatives continues to repeal overreaching regulations generated during the Obama administration. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the latest set of resolutions: “The House is committed to overturning harmful regulations rushed through in the closing months of the Obama administration. This week, we worked to protect life, strengthen the unemployment insurance system, empower states and restore protections for retiremen... Read more

  • Ending Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “A majority of Americans believe that their hardworking taxpayer dollars should never be used for abortion. The Hyde Amendment has been able to successfully reduce abortions and save lives. Unfortunately, Obamacare loopholes allow taxpayer dollars to be used to cover ab... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s First Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Family Issues, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s first executive actions: “President Trump has hit the ground running by providing immediate relief from some of the misguided policy decisions made by the previous administration. He has taken quick action to begin protecting Americans from the burdens of Obamacare. By reinstating the Mexico City Policy, President Trump is also protecting American taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion... 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

  • No One Should be Forced to Violate Their Conscience
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues, Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 304, the Conscience Protection Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Despite current law, churches and health care entities across the country are being forced to cover or pay for abortions. Nurses and doctors are being forced to violate their conscience and participate in these abortions. With passage of the Conscience Protection Act, Congress is continuing a history of providing bipartis... Read more

  • Flores: Supreme Court Fails to Protect Life
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, which struck down provisions implemented in Texas to protect women’s health and emergency care: “I am shocked and disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling today. The Court has once again failed to protect lives of unborn children and their mothers. The Texas law, which the Court has overturned, ensured that every woman can receive care with safe... Read more

  • Flores Supports House Proposal to Combat Poverty, Empower Individuals
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Family Issues

    Republican Study Committee Chairman (RSC) Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement on the policy initiative released today by Speaker Paul Ryan’s Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity and Upward Mobility: “The new House agenda reflects a fresh approach to tackle our nation’s most difficult and enduring problems. Last month, the Republican Study Committee offered substantial policy input to each of Speaker Ryan’s six task forces charged with charting a new course for House Republicans.... Read more

  • SCOTUS’ Unanimous Decision Shows Importance of Religious Freedom Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Family Issues

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that the Obama Administration should compromise to accommodate religious organizations’ objections to Obamacare’s overreaching contraceptive mandate: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important win for Little Sisters of the Poor and their fellow petitioners. Charitable groups like Little Sisters of the Poor are called to service because of their religious beliefs, yet those... Read more

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