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  • 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

  • Flores Announces 2018 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) is recognizing local veterans for their service to our nation and community with a unique award – the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation. “On Veterans Day we honor those men and women who have served in our nation’s military. The 17th Congressional District is home to thousands of veterans, many of which have continued their service through their involvement in our communities. Today, I am privileged to announce th... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “As a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be a staunch defender of the Constitution and the rule of law. I am confident that he will serve our nation with dignity as an outstanding jurist of impeccable integrity. I congratulate Judge Kavanaugh on his confirmation and I am pleased that the Senate was final... Read more

  • Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Education, Family Issues, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding House passage of Tax Reform 2.0; H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act; H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act; and H.Res. 1071: Tax Reform 2.0 “The Tax Reform 2.0 legislative package builds upon the successes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act so that we can continue to deliver more jobs, bigger paychecks and fairer taxes to hardworking American fami... Read more

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After careful consideration of the pros and cons of the border security and government funding bill, I elected to support President Trump by voting for the bill. This bill averts another partial government shutdown, provides an important down payment on a physical border barrier to address the security crisis along our southern border (all of which will be built in Texas), gives ICE the resources they need to detain violent criminals, and funds key initiatives to improve border security technology. I cannot and will not ever vote against a national security funding bill when there is not another achievable option to enable the federal government to fulfill its most important Constitutional mission – keeping hardworking American families safe.

Connect with Congressman Flores on Twitter

RT @realDonaldTrump: Democrats in the Senate are still slow walking hundreds of highly qualified people wanting to come into government. Ne…