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  • The Eagle: Health care dominates Rep. Flores' remote town hall meeting
    Posted in Latest News on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Kelan Lyons Constituents from the southern counties of District 17 called in or left online comments asking U.S. Rep. Bill Flores questions on topics ranging from the Russia investigation to immigration to climate change at a remote town hall that ran late into Tuesday night. Health care dominated the night's discussion, with 30 percent of poll question respondents saying that health care was the most important issue facing America today. Several constituents asked questions on a variety of t... Read more

  • Waco Tribune" Flores takes questions from constituents in first summer telephonic meeting
    Posted in Latest News on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Kristen Hoppa U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, held a wide-ranging telephone meeting with constituents Monday night, reaching about 5,000 residents of the northern portion of Congressional District 17. “I thought the questions were great and reflect the issues of today,” Flores said after the 1½-hour conference call that was also live-streamed online. “You had a couple of questions on Russia, lots of questions on health care, veterans, and a couple on tax reform.” Callers and Facebook Live aud... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Bill Flores weighs in on Trump budget plan
    Posted in Latest News on May 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Health Care

    By Kelan Lyons U.S. Rep. Bill Flores said there were aspects of the president's budget released this past week that "we want to put our Congressional fingerprints on," but he was "glad to see" that the Trump administration is trying to balance the budget in 10 years. Trump's budget is merely a suggestive blueprint -- Congress, not the president, makes the budget -- and is unlikely to pass in its current form, but presidential budgets do represent the symbolic direction a president wants to take ... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Bill Flores weighs in on controversies surrounding the White House
    Posted in Latest News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Kelan Lyons U.S. Rep. Bill Flores said Wednesday that his office has gotten "dozens" of calls from constituents demanding the impeachment of President Trump or an independent special prosecutor to oversee the Russia investigation, as well as "dozens" of calls from constituents offering support for the president -- though "not as many as people calling for impeachment," he said. On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced former FBI Director Robert Mueller would serve as special counsel to ... Read more

  • The Bush School: Texas Congressman Flores Shares Leadership Lessons In Bush School Seminar
    Posted in Latest News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

    Congressman Bill Flores traded his seat in the US House of Representatives for a seat at the head of an Aggie classroom recently as he led a seminar of homeland security graduate students at the Bush School. What he had to tell them focused primarily on lessons about leadership and management. “Yes, you need to learn the details of public safety and security before you get into business or public service,” Flores said. “But those issues require cooperation among bureaucracies, and that means wor... Read more

  • The Eagle: Flores votes in favor of American Health Care Act to replace 'Obamacare'
    Posted in Latest News on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By Kelan Lyons Calling it a "remarkable day," U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was among the Texas delegation to the U.S. House who voted along party lines Thursday to narrowly pass the American Health Care Act. Flores said he and other legislators from the Lone Star State were brought one step closer to "relieving hardworking Texas families from the failures of Obamacare." U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas A&M graduate who once served as student body president, was the only Texan Republican to break ranks and ... Read more

  • Waco Tribune: Waco mammoths unscathed by Trump national monument scrutiny
    Posted in Latest News on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    By J.B. Smith National parks advocates are worried about the review President Donald Trump ordered last week of national park listings that other presidents have made over the last two decades. But the Waco Mammoth National Monument is not one to worry about, Waco’s congressman said this week. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, said the inquiry involves only national parks and monuments larger than 100,000 acres. The National Park Service owns only five acres at the Waco site, which President Barack Oba... Read more

  • The Eagle - Rep. Bill Flores covers ‘polarized’ US during call-in event
    Posted in Latest News on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By Kelan Lyons In his radio call-in town hall meeting Thursday night, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores told listeners he "worries about how governable the country is today" because the U.S. "is exceptionally polarized." The congressman, whose 17th District includes Brazos County, said the U.S. is still "a great country" but has its "challenges" because, among other things, "people spend so much damn time fighting with each other." The radio call-in event, which was also broadcast on Facebook Live, was Flor... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Flores' tele-town hall covers wide array of issues
    Posted in Latest News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Immigration

    By Kristen Hoppa Sitting in front of a Facebook Live camera and behind a telephone, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, hosted his second teleconference broadcast Wednesday at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, taking online and call-in questions from residents concerning a variety of issues. “I feel like we had a good, quality conversation with constituents, some that like the direction Washington is going and some with concerns about the direction Washington is headed,” Flores said after the te... Read more

  • The Eagle - Rep. Flores takes questions during tele-town hall
    Posted in Latest News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By Kaitlin Clark Amid discussing topics ranging from immigration to climate change to Russian involvement in the presidential election, one of the easier questions U.S. Rep. Bill Flores fielded during his tele-town hall Tuesday came from a caller who asked, "Why aren't you here?" Cheers were audible in the background of the call from the Texas A&M Hillel Center, where members of the TX-17 Indivisible Bryan/College Station group had gathered. The problem with the Republican congressman's decision... Read more

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I wholeheartedly commend Dr. McKown for her commitment to higher education and serving Central Texas. We are grateful for the work she does on behalf of McLennan Community College and its students. Her leadership was influential as I worked to develop a thoughtful position on how to approach solutions for our Dreamer population. It is an honor to represent great leaders like Dr. McKown in Congress. I congratulate her on this significant milestone and wish her continued success.

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