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  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Energy

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, his support of the discharge petition to force a House vote on H. Res. 109, the Green New Deal, his Spring Town Hall Event Series and more great economic news: Climate Action Now Act “Congress must work in a bipartisan fashion to provide real-world solutions to address climate change. Unfortunately, H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, hurts America’s economy while failing to ad... 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, 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 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 President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Energy, 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: “Tonight, President Trump articulated how our nation is growing stronger and more secure with unlimited potential for greater opportunity for hardworking Americans. Lower taxes through bold tax reform, relief from regulatory headwinds and promoting energy dominance policies have set the stage for vibrant economic growth. The state of our nation will continue to im... Read more

  • “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

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