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  • Pflugerville Pflag - 3 Pflugerville veterans receive congressional commendation
    Posted in Latest News on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Christine Bolaños Three Pflugerville veterans received the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation during a ceremony Friday at First Baptist Church. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, who created the honor, was on-hand Friday to present the commendations to Phillip Zendejas, Kenneth Kidd and Jim Wilkinson. Community members nominated each recipient based on their service during and after their military careers. Zendejas came of age during the 1960s, an era where many youth opposed the Vietnam War. But h... Read more

  • Preserving the Veterans Choice Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S. 544, which extends the Veterans Choice Program. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Congress established the Veterans Choice Program in response to the VA waiting list scandal and the mistreatment of our veterans to ensure that our nation’s veterans have access to timely care in their own communities. Today, the House voted to preserve this beneficial program rather than sunsetting it thi... Read more

  • Putting our Veterans First
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills: “Our veterans have given much to provide for the security of our nation and our families. Their service and sacrifice should always be honored and defended. Accordingly, the House passed legislation to require improved accountability from VA employees. We also passed legislation to expa... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flores Announces TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced this year’s recipients of the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique award given to local veterans. “On Veterans Day, we come together as a nation to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans. In addition to paying tribute to all of our veterans, I am honoring 12 deserving veterans with the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation. I take pride in this tradition that shows our appreciation to local veterans who have ser... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Suspension of Veteran Bonus Repayment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Secretary of Defense has suspended the collection of bonuses paid to veterans: “Like many Americans, I was outraged when we learned that our veterans were being forced to repay bonuses they received for their service. I immediately asked that Defense Secretary Carter stop the collections and I am very pleased that he has decided to suspend these repayments. Now, we must work to ensure tha... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Veteran Bonuses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the Los Angeles Times report of veterans being forced to repay bonuses given for their enlistment over 10 years ago. “Our military men and women risk everything to ensure the safety and security of our nation. It is absolutely disgraceful to force our veterans to repay bonuses offered to them for their service during wartime. They should not be responsible for mismanagement and errors in the recruiting process ove... Read more

  • Austin American-Statesman: Veteran says Legionnaires, Congressman Bill Flores saved his life
    Posted in Latest News on September 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By: Nicole Barrios Roger Nitchman said he owes his life to Congressman Bill Flores, his wife and his fellow Legionnaires. As a member of Pflugerville-based Kerlin-Lyerly American Legion Post 154, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired police detective, Nitchman was diagnosed with liver disease in November 2003 and had a liver transplant at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in January 2009. Ten months later, doctors removed cancer in Nitchman’s colon and performed an ileostomy, which creates a... Read more

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