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Rep. Flores Votes 'Yes' on NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX) released the following statement after voting ‘YES’ on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023: “Ensuring our military readiness, while providing our men and women in uniform the necessary tools and resources they need to do their job, is a top responsibility of Congress and a duty I take very seriously,” said Rep. Flor...

Rep. Flores Votes 'No’ on H.R. 7946

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after voting ‘No’ today on H.R. 7946, the ‘Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022’: “Yet again, Democrats put up a bill with a great name but a misleading one, when you look at its content. An unelected, partisan board of bureaucrats appointed by the DHS Secretary, is not the answer to the problem this bill...

Rep. Flores Statement on Averted Rail Strike

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to avert a nationwide rail strike before the upcoming 2022 holiday season: “The right of workers to negotiate better pay and benefits, along with better work conditions, is something I fully support— but it shouldn’t have taken an act of Congress to avert a potential economic disa...

Rep. Flores Announces $245.7 Million for Texas to Help Families with Rising Home Heating Costs This Winter

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Today, Congresswoman Flores announced that Texas was awarded $245.7 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). Administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter, cover unpaid utility bills, and help families make home ene...

Reps. Flores, Foxx, and Steube, Introduced the 'Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act'

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Today, Representatives Mayra Flores (R-TX), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Greg Steube (R-FL), announced the introduction of the ‘Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act’, a bill that would reform grant disbursements through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) so that states must give priority to victims of violent crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally. “It’s i...

Rep. Flores on Expansion of Interstate 69

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Pharr District, added an additional 8.1 miles of Interstate 69 in Cameron, Kenedy & Willcay Counties: “I applaud the work of TxDOT and the Alliance for I-69 Texas for working nonstop in improving our transportation infrastructure, traffic mobility and our ...

Rep. Flores Nominates Students to U.S. Service Academies

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores announced the names of nine outstanding students from Texas’s 34th Congressional District whom she has nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. “Having the opportunity to nominate these young men and women, who will be the future military leaders of tomorrow, is one of my highest honors,” sai...

Rep. Flores Announces $3,937,500 for the Port of Harlingen

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HARLINGEN, TX– Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Port of Harlingen, a discretionary grant award totaling $3,937,500/USD. This grant will be used to renovate the Port of Harlingen’s main dock and related facilities and provide the necessary resources to re-compact critical uplands areas. “The Port of Harlingen is a ...

Rep. Flores Statement on BPUB

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after the Brownsville Public Utility Board (BPUB) met to discuss proposed uses/distribution of the Tenaska Equity Fund (TEF), among other topics: “Board members present at yesterday’s meeting agreed that TEF funds need to be returned to its rightful owners— Brownsville rate payers,” said Flores. “Since the v...

Rep. Flores to Biden: Stop Draining our Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement slamming President Biden for continuing to drain the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) after the White House announced that another 15 million barrels are scheduled to be released from our SPR in the month of December: “You can’t open the spigot of our strategic oil reserves, which is meant for national emer...

Reps. Flores & Stefanik Introduce the Border Airport Enhancement Act

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HARLINGEN, TX – Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today introduced the ‘Border Airport Enhancement Act of 2022’ to support the Valley International Airport (VIA)and the Plattsburgh International Airport by designating them as Ports of Entry (POE). This bill also provides support to streamline the hiring of new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents by exem...

Rep. Flores Statement on BPUB Audit

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after reviewing the audit findings of the Brownsville Public Utility Board (BPUB) Tenaska Power Plant Audit: “Residents of Brownsville should be outraged and demand accountability after the preliminary findings of the Tenaska Power Plant Audit. The report clearly delineates willful incompetence, preferential...

Rep. Flores to HHS: Help Hidalgo County Residents with Energy Bills

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McALLEN, TX – Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Honorable Xavier Becerra, requesting additional funding for the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency (CSA). Earlier this week, CSA announced it had run out of funding for its Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “This funding is vita...

Rep. Flores Introduces the ‘RGV Act’ to Reduce Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34), a strong advocate for school safety and a supporter of students, teachers, and parents, is proud to introduce the ‘Reduce Gun Violence Act’ (RGV Act). If enacted, this legislation would provide a comprehensive funding package of more than $11 billion dollars to schools across the country to increase physical security and access mental health r...

Rep. Flores Statement on Cameron County Attempt to Defund the Police

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement of support for the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and County Jail, which have seen significant personnel cuts ordered by Cameron County Commissioners: “Defunding the police never works. It didn’t work in sanctuary cities— it will not work in Texas. At a time when crime is on the rise, and we have a border t...