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  • The Eagle - 'Proud to be an Aggie:' Rep. Flores on hand for opening of new Texas A&M research facility
    Posted in Latest News on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By Kelan Lyons Saying Texas A&M University's latest research space makes him "proud to be an Aggie," U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was one of several special guests who gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new Human Clinical Research Facility. Flores, who is back in his home in the 17th District for the congressional Easter break, was one of four guest speakers who celebrated the new research facility's opening. Richard Kreider, the new facility's executive director; Nicolaas... Read more

  • Providing More Relief from Obama Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Education, Family Issues

    The U.S. House of Representatives continues to repeal overreaching regulations generated during the Obama administration. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the latest set of resolutions: “The House is committed to overturning harmful regulations rushed through in the closing months of the Obama administration. This week, we worked to protect life, strengthen the unemployment insurance system, empower states and restore protections for retiremen... Read more

  • The Eagle: It is critical Congress Fund university research
    Posted in Latest News on February 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By M. KATHERINE BANKS and DENNIS L. O'NEAL Though the ink is barely dry on the current fiscal year 2016 federal budget, last week began the annual tug-of-war between the administration and Congress on budget priorities for FY 2017. Before the debate begins, we want to remind our congressional communities about the impact of federal funding on the development of technology that improves our well-being and quality of life. There are certainly programs that have outlived their useful life, and it i... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Posted in Latest News on November 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Conservative reformers have had major successes, notably on welfare in 1996. But when a reform doesn’t turn out as hoped, they need to adapt. A case in point is No Child Left Behind, which the GOP Congress is now preparing to leave behind. This week the House plans to debate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which lapsed in 2007 and needs revision. A bipartisan compromise has emerged from the Senate and House that isn’t perfect but would represent the largest devolution of feder... Read more

  • Flores Puts States, Parents and Teachers First
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which reduces federal interference in education and restores control to local school districts and states. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding its passage: “Today, the House acted to protect state and local autonomy over decisions in the classroom by limiting the authority of the secretary of education. We are putting the needs and priorities of the states, students and teachers f... Read more

  • The Eagle: U.S. Rep. Bill Flores speaks to Timber Academy's 36 graduates at ceremony
    Posted in Latest News on May 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By: Jordan Overturf Doctors. Chefs. Physical therapists. Military servicemen and women. The 36 graduates from Timber Academy have many aspirations for life after high school, principal Dr. Margie Martinez said during Thursday's graduation ceremony in College Station. The one job not mentioned was becoming a politician like the guest commencement speaker, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores. Parents, friends and teachers congregated in the sanctuary at Christ United Methodist Church to honor this year's gradua... Read more

  • Flores Votes to Keep America Competitive and Drive Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, which reestablishes the federal government’s primary scientific role to fund basic research. Following passage of the bill, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement: “Basic scientific research drives innovation and is crucial to keeping America competitive. The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act prioritizes funding for basic research and fundamental scientific discovery. This ensure... Read more

  • Town Hall: Obamacare Repeal Must Go Forward
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    By Rep. Bill Flores and Rep. Bradley Byrne Today, the House of Representatives will vote to fully repeal ObamaCare - the first time that 58 of our newest Members will have a chance to go on the record regarding the law and the first full repeal vote since Republicans took control of the Senate. Today's vote fulfills a key commitment Republicans made to voters and is a result of the hard work of Republican Study Committee (RSC) Members, who pressed the House to act. Between now and April 15th, mi... Read more

  • The Seattle Times: Veterans’ college enrollments swell under post-9/11 GI Bill
    Posted in Latest News on November 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans

    The number of veterans on Washington’s college campuses have increased dramatically in recent years. More than half are enrolling at community colleges, which are trying to beef up support to help them succeed in school. Read more

  • Waco Tribune: West ISD breaks ground for combined campus for middle and high schools
    Posted in Latest News on October 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    West Independent School District’s board of trustees broke ground on Jerry Mashek Drive on Thursday for the new combined middle and high school campus in what Mayor Tommy Muska calls the final benchmark in the town’s rebuilding efforts since the April 2013 West Fertilizer Co. plant explosion. Read more

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