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  • Baylor Lariat - Flores holds telephone 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 Rylee Seavers | Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Bill Flores spoke about current events in Washington D.C. and took calls from constituents to answer their questions and address their concerns during a town hall via telephone on Wednesday evening. The town hall was one of three held this week that covered different counties within the 17th Congressional District. The telephone town hall began at 6:30 p.m. Flores said his office called 45,000 people and a few hundred dialed in to the call. Flores began ... Read more

  • KBTX - Thousands tune in for Rep. Flores' telephone, Facebook town hall meeting
    Posted in Latest News on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    A 'tele-town hall' meeting hosted by a local congressman Tuesday received the attention of several thousand people on the phone and online. By the end of the 90-minute event with Representative Bill Flores, nearly 7,000 people had tuned into his Facebook Live feed, and 2,419 people were on the telephone, according to a spokesman. Several topics were covered during the discussion including tax reform, national security threats and what to do with 'Obamacare'. "We're still struggling in the House ... Read more

  • The Eagle - 'Proud to be an Aggie:' Rep. Flores on hand for opening of new Texas A&M research facility
    Posted in Latest News on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By Kelan Lyons Saying Texas A&M University's latest research space makes him "proud to be an Aggie," U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was one of several special guests who gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new Human Clinical Research Facility. Flores, who is back in his home in the 17th District for the congressional Easter break, was one of four guest speakers who celebrated the new research facility's opening. Richard Kreider, the new facility's executive director; Nicolaas... Read more

  • 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

  • Waco Tribune - Bill Flores interview: Congressman dives into immigration, health care debates
    Posted in Latest News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy, Health Care, Immigration

    By J.B. Smith U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was elected in 2010 as part of a mighty backlash against the Democratic establishment. Now that the tables have turned to the GOP’s favor, he finds himself trying to thread a needle in a polarized time. Flores, R-Bryan, has been receiving an earful from progressive constituents angry about the election of Donald Trump, whom Flores has mostly supported. In emails, social media posts, calls and visits, they have voiced fears that the Republican Congress and admi... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Flores engages with local voters, plans mid-April town hall
    Posted in Latest News on March 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Phillip Ericksen Waco’s congressman said he has been able to reach out to voters in the district whose political tendencies don’t align with his positions and at least have constructive conversations. Rep. Bill Flores said liberal constituents he met with are concerned about the direction of the United States under President Donald Trump, but he thinks they walked away from meetings “thinking I don’t have horns growing out of my head.” “On areas like leaning into the immigration question, I t... Read more

  • Agri-Pulse - Battle brewing over ethanol program post 2022
    Posted in Latest News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Jonathan H. Harsch Ethanol already supplies over 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline market and the fuel’s share is growing. Yet Congressman Bill Flores, who wants to see ethanol capped at 9.7 percent of the market, is holding back on reintroducing a measure that would do just that, “in an effort to seek a more holistic solution.” The Texas Republican and former oil company CEO tells Agri-Pulse that if his self-restraint doesn’t trigger productive bipartisan discussions about ethanol, “then I’ll ... 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

  • NPR - Rep. Flores Weighs In On Flynn Resignation, Trump Immigration Order
    Posted in Latest News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Heard on Morning Edition Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Bill Flores of Texas, who says he's glad National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is gone. Flores is also keeping tabs on the status of the immigration executive order. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're now going to get another view on the shakeup at the National Security Council. Congressman Bill Flores is a Republican from Texas, and he joins us now on the line. Congressman, thanks so much for being here. BILL FLORES: Good morning, Rachel. Great to... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Flores supports Trump's travel order
    Posted in Latest News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Bill Flores offered his support of President Trump's executive order temporarily barring citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African countries from entering the U.S. "It is entirely appropriate that we take a 120-day pause in terms of admitting refugees from these seven countries until we can improve our vetting processes so we can keep our country safe and keep its citizens safe," Flores said. Though ultimately supportive of the executive action, Flores expressed frustration at the p... Read more