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  • Bill Flores Discusses this Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statements regarding President Trump’s budget proposal and the House passage of H. Con. Res. 24: President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal “I applaud President Trump for setting a budget blueprint that prioritizes America’s safety and security while reducing wasteful spending to balance the budget and reduce the deficit. While I support many of the spending priorities that the president has proposed, Congress ultimately controls th... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 and H. Res. 183. Additionally, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) paid special tribute to six exceptional residents of our District 17 communities who recently passed away. Congressman Flores released the following statements regarding his votes on H.R. 1 and H. Res. 183, and the videos of his House floor speeches: H.R. 1 “Today, I voted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top priority – H.R. 1. This bill is a deliberate attempt by the House D... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Second Amendment

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding his votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act: H.J. Res. 46 "National emergency declarations are not unprecedented. Since the National Emergencies Act was signed into law in 1976, presidents have declared nearly 60 emergencies, 31 of which are still in effect today. President Tr... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Transportation and Infrastructure

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding his votes on the border security and government funding bill (H.J. Res. 31) and the Yemen War Powers Resolution (H.J. Res. 37): FY 2019 Appropriations “With control of our elected government partially divided between Republicans and Democrats, bipartisanship and compromise are sometimes necessary to pass legislation to keep our government funded, and to keep our nation safe and secure for our families. The fundin... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act, and Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) paid special tribute to three constituents who recently passed away. Congressman Flores released the following statements regarding passage of H.R. 840 and other news of the week, and the videos of his House floor speeches: Veterans' Access to Child Care Act "It is important that we do all we can to ensure that our nation’s veterans have seamless access to t... Read more

  • Rep. Flores, Sen. Tillis Introduce Bill to Restore Balance and Integrity to the Patent System
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) re-introduced the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act 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. This bill will restore balance and integrity to the patent system and ensure drug manufacturers have the proper incentives to continue developing life-saving medications. “Innovative ... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Transportation and Infrastructure

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: "Over the last two years, historic tax reform and regulatory relief have delivered a thriving economy and increased opportunities to empower hardworking American families to flourish. This evening, President Trump put forth his priorities to continue to deliver a stronger, more secure and more prosperous America. A prosperous and safe America requires improved bor... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding the January jobs report, the conference committee on homeland security appropriations, and his votes on two recent pieces of House legislation: Jobs Report "The latest jobs report once again exceeds expectations. For 16 consecutive months, America has created at least 100,000 jobs, including over 300,000 jobs in January. More people are entering the workforce and wages are on the rise. These sustained positive re... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement Regarding Deal to Reopen Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the deal to reopen the portions of the federal government that were shut down: "I am pleased that the partial government shutdown has come to an end and that Nancy Pelosi is finally ready to negotiate on border security over the coming days. I am also grateful for the committed federal employees who continued to work without pay and for the patience of those who were furloughed. Now, Congress is tasked, in short o... Read more

  • Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding votes to pay federal workers affected by the shutdown, Speaker Pelosi canceling the previously agreed upon State of the Union Address and his committee assignments for the 116th Congress: Paying Federal Workers During Shutdown "This week, House Republicans once again put forth efforts to provide relief to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. I, along with all of my Republican colleagues an... Read more

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