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  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s address to the nation: “President Trump is correct, the national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border must be addressed to ensure the safety and security of our nation, as well as those who would like to come to America in a legal manner. Our border is plagued with drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration. It is time that our Democratic colleagues put politi... Read more

  • Flores Statement on the December Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the December jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “It is great news to see such strong employment statistics to close out 2018. Not only are more Americans finding jobs, but wages continue to grow and those that were previously discouraged are once again benefiting from a thriving job market. The unemployment rate has been at or below four percent for 10 consecutive months, something we hav... Read more

  • Flores Sworn In to 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) was sworn in to serve the 17th Congressional District of Texas for the 116th Congress. "It is a great honor to once again represent the constituents and communities of the 17th Congressional District of Texas for another term. Since first coming to Congress, I have worked with my fellow colleagues to improve economic opportunities for hardworking American families and to restore America’s promise, prosperity and security. During the 115th Congress... Read more

  • Flores Honors Former President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) paid tribute to the life of former President George H.W. Bush with a speech on the House floor and introduction of a resolution honoring the life of President Bush, H. Res. 1172. “Last week, our nation mourned the loss and celebrated the life of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush. The 17th Congressional District is home to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum where he, Barbara and their daughter Robin have been laid to rest. ... Read more

  • Supporting America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Today, I voted to provide certainty and stability to America’s farmers and ranchers as they work to provide our nation with food, fiber and fuel. This farm bill, which now heads to the president to be signed into law, provides our agricultural community with five years of certainty by improving ... Read more

  • House Passes Flores’ Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6140, the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act, sponsored by Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA). Congressman Flores issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: "American innovators are developing the next generation of nuclear reactors so that our nation can continue to capitalize on nuclear power’s potential as a clean, efficient and reliable source of energy. The bipartisan Advanced Nucle... Read more

  • Flores, Hatch, Tillis Introduce Bicameral Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released the following statements after introducing the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives and Senate. The legislation would help ensure that alternative procedures for challenging drug patents do not tilt the playing field contrary to Hatch-Waxman’s design. It would also help make sure that drug manufacturers have the proper incentives to develop life-saving medicati... Read more

  • Flores Statement on the Passing of George H. W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former-President George H. W. Bush: “America has suffered a great loss with the passing of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush. He was a true patriot and the epitome of a public servant — serving in the Navy, in Congress, as an Ambassador, as CIA Director, as Vice President and as President of the United States of America. He was a strong advocate for public and community service by encouraging vol... Read more

  • Flores, Shimkus Release Draft 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Bill Flores (Texas-17) and Congressman John Shimkus (Illinois-15) today released a discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act. “Much has changed in the markets for vehicles and fuels since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was established in 2005, and subsequently expanded in 2007. We have learned from robust stakeholder input through hearings, roundtables and meetings, that higher octane fuels can bring increased fuel economy and performance for next generation en... Read more

  • Flores Lays Wreath at the Suresnes Gravesite of Texas Veteran of World War I
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    With the world reflecting on the Centennial of the Armistice which ended World War I, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) participated in a memorial and wreath-laying ceremony at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial to honor a fallen Texan who lost his life in “The Great War.” Flores laid the wreath at the gravesite of Private Pete Reedy, who volunteered to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps and was part of the 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during World War I. The motto of ... Read more

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