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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...

Rep. Flores to VA: We Need a Cemetery in Brownsville

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) has written a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, Denis R. McDonough, and the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs of the National Cemetery Administration, Matthew T. Quinn, requesting the VA permit the construction of a veterans cemetery in Brownsville, TX. “After meeting with veterans groups, veterans, and their famil...

More Done in Six Weeks, Than in Eleven Years

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BROWNSVILLE, TX – Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) and the Zapata Family of Brownsville, released the following statements regarding the death benefits of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent, Jaime Jorge Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty on February 15, 2011. “Congresswoman Mayra Flores accomplished more for my family in six weeks than others have done in more...

Flores Announces $4,000,000 for Valley International Airport

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Valley International Airport (VIA), through the City of Harlingen, a second discretionary grant totaling $4,000,000/USD. This grant will be used to extend runway 17R/35L, currently the longest runway in the Rio Grande Valley at 8,300 feet. The initial grant total...

Rep. Flores to Speaker Pelosi: Bring H.R. 82 For a Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) joined 299 of her colleagues in cosponsoring H.R. 82, the ‘Social Security Fairness Act of 2021’, and is calling on Speaker Pelosi to bring the bill to the House Floor for a vote. The bill aims to repeal provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, including those from earned pensions. “Those who h...

Congresswoman Flores Accepting Applications for U.S. Military Academies Nominations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) announced that Friday, October 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM CT is the deadline for students in the 34th Congressional District of Texas to apply for a Congressional nomination to U.S. Military academies. “It is a great honor to nominate stellar young men and women of Texas’ 34th District to attend one of the U.S. military service academies,” said...

Rep. Flores on Rate Increases by Brownsville Public Utility Board

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BROWNSVILLE, TX– Today, U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) sent a letter to the Brownsville Public Utility Board (BPUB), after voicing concerns received from her constituents regarding new rates for utilities in Brownsville. On May 3rd, 2022, the BPUB voted for the rate hikes, negatively impacting area residents and small businesses. “My office reached out to the BPUB numerous times on this m...

Mayra Flores confronts BPUB about rate increases

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Mayra Flores confronts BPUB about rate increases U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores is seeking answers from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, related to recent increases in bills going out to Brownsville residents. Flores, a Republican, sent a letter to BPUB officials Tuesday, critical of the utility provider for not providing answers to her office. The letter is addressed to Sandra Saenz, chair of the...

Rep. Flores Supports Prohibiting the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in U.S. Military

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MCALLEN, TX– Today, U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34), a staunch supporter of personal freedom, our armed forces, and our veterans, and a Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after cosponsoring H.R. 3860, a bill which would prohibit any requirement (mandate) that a member of the U.S. Armed Forces receive a vaccination against COVID-19: “The time t...

$6 Million to Support Hidalgo County Law Enforcement

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MCALLEN, TX– Today, U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after $6 million dollars in federal funds were announced for Hidalgo County law enforcement. The funding will be made available through Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG), a grant program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security geared towards enhancing border security: “As a member of the Home...

Rep. Flores Visits VA Harlingen Medical Center

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HARLINGEN, TX – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after visiting the Veterans Affairs (VA) Harlingen Medical Center: “Taking care of those who’ve served our great nation in uniform is a top priority for me. Today’s visit to the Harlingen VA Medical Center allowed me the opportunity to see firsthand the great work being done at the facility and to shar...

Rep. Flores Tours Port, Meets with Officials

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Rep. Flores tours port, meets with officials HARLINGEN — U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores toured the Port of Harlingen on Wednesday and also met with officials from the Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District. Flores met with Port of Harlingen Commissioners Alan Johnson, Neil Haman, Bryan Duffy, Ryan Newman and Chris Villarreal; Port Director Walker Smith, and PISBND Director Steve Bearden to discuss fe...

Rep. Flores Tours Weslaco Village Apartments Site

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Weslaco, TX – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34) released the following statement after visiting the site where the new Weslaco Village Apartments, an affordable housing project in TX-34 district, is to be built: “Housing is a key pillar for family stability and well-being, and projects like the one happening right here in Weslaco, shows that public-private partnerships work,” said Con...

Congresswoman Flores Tours Apartments Slated for $16.5M Reconstruction

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Congresswoman Flores Tours Apartments Slated for $16.5M Reconstruction WESLACO, Texas, August 17, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-TX, toured a more than 40-year-old Weslaco, Texas, apartment complex that will be torn down and reconstructed into a new $16.5 million affordable housing complex. Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-TX, (center in black) with members of the constr...