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  • “Making a Hand” for the American Dream
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Energy, Health Care

    By Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) When my family left Spain for the New World in 1725, they came in search of liberty, opportunity, and security. Settling near Nacogdoches in present-day Texas, they had no idea if or how those dreams would be achieved. Nine generations later, I am among the fortunate in my family to have achieved the American Dream. Now, as a Representative in Congress, I am committed to making sure all Americans have the same opportunities that this country has provided to me. Growing... Read more

  • Harnessing America’s Abundant, Affordable Natural Gas
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas), H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act. Congressman Flores released the following statement regarding the bipartisan passage of his bill: “Thanks to the shale energy revolution, America is one of the world’s top producers of natural gas. While our nation’s families and industrial and manufacturing bases rely on this abundant fuel source, so... Read more

  • Harmonizing Ozone Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas), a coauthor of the bill, released the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Today, the House voted to streamline two conflicting Obama-era ozone standards. These unworkable timeframes included in the 2015 standard created uncertainty for our communities and job creators, and they ultimately penalized hardworking American families. The Ozone Standards Implemen... Read more

  • Bill Flores on This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy, Health Care, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding important issues happening this week in Washington: On Energy and Commerce Committee Votes to Promote 21st Century Energy Solutions: “This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to clear eight bills out of the committee that will modernize our nation’s energy infrastructure, environmental laws and enhance energy security. Included in those eight bills were two of my bills -- H.R. 806, the Ozone Stand... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle: U.S. must better manage nuclear waste storage
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    By Reps. Bill Flores and Gene Green Texas epitomizes our nation's energy abundance. From traditional oil and gas production to cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, everything really is bigger in Texas. As part of this critical energy mix, Texas' four nuclear reactors provide critical, clean and reliable "base-load" electricity for the state's residents and businesses, supplying about 9 percent of all electricity consumed throughout the state. Additionally, nuclear energy facilities suppor... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on Withdrawal of Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement: “I commend President Trump’s leadership and commitment to withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement. This Obama-era agreement, which was executed without the required Constitutional ratification by the Senate, is a costly and ineffective approach to deal with climate change. This flawed agreement failed to recognize the s... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on Offshore Exploration Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order to review options for offshore oil and gas drilling: “I commend President Trump’s commitment to maximizing America’s enormous offshore energy potential. It is encouraging to see that the president is opening doors of opportunity that the previous administration had closed. By expanding offshore energy production in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, we can grow our econom... Read more

  • Restoring America’s Confidence in the EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1430, the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act and H.R. 1431, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills: “This week, the House voted to restore integrity and accountability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Obama administration, the EPA would issue regulations based on ideological solutions in search of... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Approval of Keystone XL
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Building the Keystone XL pipeline will foster economic growth, create thousands of jobs for Americans and enhance energy security for America. Approving the long overdue Keystone XL pipeline allows the United States access to secure, stable oil supplies from a strong North American ally. It will also help reduce our reliance on unstable Middle Eastern energy... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Bill Flores interview: Congressman dives into immigration, health care debates
    Posted in Latest News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy, Health Care, Immigration

    By J.B. Smith U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was elected in 2010 as part of a mighty backlash against the Democratic establishment. Now that the tables have turned to the GOP’s favor, he finds himself trying to thread a needle in a polarized time. Flores, R-Bryan, has been receiving an earful from progressive constituents angry about the election of Donald Trump, whom Flores has mostly supported. In emails, social media posts, calls and visits, they have voiced fears that the Republican Congress and admi... Read more

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