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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding House passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act; S. 3021, the America's Water Infrastructure Act; and the introduction and committee passage of Tax Reform 2.0: Appropriations “The Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act provides the resources necessary to make Ame... Read more

  • Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding the August jobs report and the House passage of H.R. 4606, the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act: August Jobs Report "Another strong jobs report proves that our economy continues to strengthen thanks to our bold, pro-growth tax reform and regulatory reforms. This latest report shows wages increasing at a rate not seen in almost a decade, along with continued job growth and unemployment remaining n... Read more

  • Flores Statement on July Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the July jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: "The July jobs report shows steady employment growth as well as an increase in take home pay over the last year. The unemployment rate continues to drop, and we saw strong continued domestic economic growth from last week’s GDP numbers. These solid indicators show that our bold, pro-growth tax reform and regulatory reform are in fact working to ... Read more

  • Flores Statement on GDP Report and NDAA Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the Bureau of Economic Analysis report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2018, and the House passage of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019: 2nd Quarter GDP Report "Today’s report continues to prove that our bold, pro-growth tax reforms and regulatory reforms are fueling strong economic gains for America. It is fulfilling to experience GDP... Read more

  • Restoring Fiscal Discipline
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act: “Today, the House passed legislation that will help secure the futures of our children and grandchildren while making our federal government more efficient. The Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act cuts nearly $15 billion in federal spending by recouping funds for prior years that have not been spent and are no... 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…