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  • Waco Tribune: House health-care package offers relief from failed Obamacare
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Bill Flores The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — was based on a one-size-fits-all approach that put bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care. This month I, along with a majority of my House colleagues, took a vitally important first step in repealing and replacing this disastrous law. The House passed the American Health Care Act to begin the process to provide America with a 21st century health-care system that lowers costs, encourages competition and, most importantly,... Read more

  • THE EAGLE: GOP health care bill would restore consumer choice
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By Rep. Bill Flores Americans are faced with lots of rhetoric about health care today and what Washington is doing about it -- some factual and some not. In order to address this, I am writing to have a candid conversation about the current state of The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as "Obamacare"). This discussion has to start with the condition of Obamacare today. When it passed Congress in 2010, its goals were to increase access to health care and to improve affordability. My Central Te... Read more

  • Waco Tribune: Pause in immigration will let us improve vetting process for our safety
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

    By Rep. Bill Flores There has been substantial confusion and some hysteria regarding President Trump’s recent Executive Order 13769 to temporarily suspend the entry of persons from seven troubled countries. I think it’s important to separate fact from fiction from flawed logic surrounding this order. Thus, I’m writing to report the facts. Before getting into the weeds of this discussion, I want to state unequivocally that while I support the president’s executive order, I am profoundly disappoin... Read more

  • Morning Consult: Initial Health Care Relief Measures Put Patients First and Help Stabilize Markets
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Everywhere you turn, health markets are nearing collapse. It’s an unfortunate and catastrophic reality of too much federal intervention in our health care. From soaring deductibles and skyrocketing premiums to fleeing insurers, it’s no wonder patients are paying more out of pocket each year under the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine four legislative solutions to help deliver relief. Together, the bills will play an impor... Read more

  • Morning Consult: Three Reforms to Strengthen Medicaid and Prioritize the Most Vulnerable
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Medicaid is a critically important safety net program that serves the most vulnerable in every community and it is imperative that these vital tax dollars are spent taking care of those in the greatest need. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine three commonsense reforms, authored by us individually, to ensure Medicaid is working for those it serves. The bills cover a range of issues within the program, but work toward the common goal of strengthening the pr... Read more

  • The Eagle: GOP offers 'A Better Way' to run America
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Energy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Flores On Election Day, the American people sent a clear message. They no longer will stand for weaker national security, executive branch overreach, excessive regulation and the unbridled expansion of the federal government. After eight years of failed Washington policies, hardworking Americans rejected the status quo in Washington and they want to go a different direction. Over the past several months, I have been working with my fellow House of Representatives colleagues to ... Read more

  • The Hill: A fix for the well-intended ethanol flop
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    By Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) It is not often you find a Democrat from the Green Mountain State and a Republican from the Lone Star State in Washington agreeing on energy issues, but when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) we have found common ground in the fight to reform the ethanol mandate—a well-intentioned policy that has turned out to be an overwhelming flop for consumers, businesses and the environment. In response, we have jointly developed a bipartisa... Read more

  • Waco Tribune: Let’s remember the fallen and those still in the trenches this Memorial Day
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Guest columnist- Bill Flores On Memorial Day, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our freedoms. These patriots’ service and sacrifice to our nation remind me of the words of Jesus in John 15:13 – “Greater love has no man than this, that he would lay down his life for his friends.” From the depths of the Pacific to the deserts of Iraq, more than a million American soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines have laid d... Read more

  • The Eagle: America must maintain a strong defense
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Flores The Declaration of Independence states that we have inalienable rights, among them, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights, our Founding Fathers believed that the top priority of the federal government is to provide for the common defense of our nation. Now, more than ever, the state of our national security is the number one issue on the minds of most Americans, and rightly so. The United States now faces an increasing number of ... Read more

  • The Hill: No more reasons to keep the export ban on crude oil
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    By Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) The current ban on U.S. crude oil exports was signed into law by former President Ford on Dec. 22, 1975. That year, Olivia Newton-John won a Grammy, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Jaws” ruled the box office, the Vietnam War drew to a close, and America was suffering from gasoline shortages and the Arab oil embargo. Forty years ago, in a totally different geopolitical era, the ban on crude oil exports made more sense. The 1973 ... Read more

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