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  • House Passes VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices that our military men and women make on behalf of our nation. With today’s bipartisan passage of the VA MISSION Act, Congress is reaffirming its commitment to create a 21st century VA that puts our veterans first and provides the best possible care. The bill ext... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal: “Today, President Trump took decisive measures to deal with Iran’s rogue regime. I applaud his decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran and to withdraw from the previous administration’s deeply flawed and dangerous Iran nuclear agreement. A nuclear Iran poses a grave threat to America, our allies and to the stability in the region. Iran’s rogue regim... Read more

  • Flores Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner and Finalists
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    During a reception at the Texas A&M University Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced the finalists and the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. “Each year, I look forward to reviewing the Congressional Art Competition submissions from talented students across the 17th Congressional District of Texas. This competition provides a great opportunity for aspiring and passionate high school students to showcase their artistic talents,” Congressma... Read more

  • Modernizing the FAA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: "The FAA Reauthorization Act modernizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet the aviation needs of the 21st century and provides certainty through long-term reauthorization of the FAA. This bipartisan bill invests in airports across the country, improves U.S. aviation competitiveness globally, strengthens... Read more

  • Flores Reschedules Spring Town Hall Meetings
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced that the Spring Town Hall Events, originally scheduled for April 24th and 26th, have been rescheduled to May 22nd and 23rd. Over the past few days, House Leadership has provided an updated set of legislative goals which they hope to accomplish during April and May. At the current time, the revised agenda could include a House budget, a farm bill, a defense authorization bill, a higher education authorization bill and legislation to addre... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Tax Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding Tax Day: “Today marks the last time that hardworking Americans will file their taxes under our old, broken and outdated tax code. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our new tax code is simpler and fairer – it lowers tax rates for both individuals and small businesses, nearly doubles the standard deduction, doubles the child tax credit and repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate tax. Americans are already keeping ... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Barbara Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a great American woman, Barbara Bush. She was strong, elegant and a champion of literacy efforts all across our country. As First Lady during the presidency of George H.W. Bush, she exhibited true class and devotion as a wife, Mom, grandmother and community servant. Over the past two decades she was a frequent visitor to our Brazos Valley... Read more

  • Flores Votes for Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding his vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, H.J. Res. 2: “Hardworking American families and businesses live by the principle of spending within their means every day and it is important that the federal government follow this same principle. A Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution instills permanent accountability in the way our federal government is able to spend h... Read more

  • Flores Statement on the Retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the retirement announcement of House Speaker Paul Ryan: “Under Paul Ryan’s leadership as Speaker, we have been able to provide hardworking American families and businesses with much-needed tax reform and regulatory reform, we have begun rebuilding our military, and we have put forward an agenda to restore confidence in America. Speaker Ryan stepped up to lead the House of Representatives, a job that he did not see... Read more

  • Flores Questions Zuckerberg on Privacy Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing entitled “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data”: “Technology companies such as Facebook represent the economic capability of American ingenuity. Facebook has grown exponentially from a community of users on a few college campuses to billions of users around the world and billions in revenue. Their unchecked growth, however, has not come without some major pub... Read more

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