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  • House Passes Right to Try Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Today, the House voted to give terminally-ill patients, who have limited treatment options, with increased access to experimental treatments. The Right to Try Act provides an alternative pathway for experimental treatments and therapies that may improve the... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Transportation and Infrastructure

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act: “Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) moves our government forward as we continue to work to make our nation safe and provide better economic opportunities for hardworking American families. This bill breaks the current defense funding stalemate by increasing our defense funding to the levels our military leaders have indicated they need to combat emerging global threats... Read more

  • Fully Funding our Military and Keeping our Government Open
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 1892, the Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act: “Today, the House voted to keep the federal government open, extend critical health care programs and provide our military with the funding they need for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. It is crucial that our military have budgetary certainty and be fully funded at the levels that military leaders need as they respond to the... Read more

  • Flores Votes to Reopen Government and Extend CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his vote to end the federal government shutdown: “The reckless and irresponsible political games that caused the Schumer Shutdown have finally ended. After three days of posturing by Senate Democrats, the federal government will reopen. Our troops and their families, who were unnecessarily burdened while serving our country, will be able to continue their service without the uncertainty of not receiving their pay.... Read more

  • Flores Votes to Keep Government Open, Fund our Troops and Extend CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding his vote for H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018: “Last night, I voted to avert a federal government shutdown and ensure that our troops and military continue to have the funds they need to protect our country. This bill included a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides millions of our nation’s lower-income children with the health care the... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats' Attempt to Shut Down the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement as Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats' attempt to shut down the federal government, and what he will do with his pay if they are successful: “Today, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats are putting ideology over our country, our military and our children. In doing so, they are failing to responsibly keep our government funded and open, which means that our troops, who selflessly serve our great nation, will go without pay. Th... Read more

  • Flores Votes for Bold, Pro-Growth Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget & the Economy, Education, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the House passage of the conference report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Today, the House is delivering on our promise to provide much-needed tax relief to hardworking American families and businesses. We are changing the status quo by putting in place a bold, pro-growth tax system for the 21st century that helps working-class Americans and catapults our nation back to a leading position in an increasing... Read more

  • Flores Votes to Reauthorize CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues, Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Today, the House acted to help Texas families by reauthorizing funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers. CHIP helps Texas families provide their children with the health care they need to flourish and grow. Community Health Centers play an important role in delivering... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s health care executive order: “I applaud President Trump’s actions to provide relief for hardworking American families that continue to struggle under the skyrocketing costs and shrinking options of Obamacare. This executive order is a good first step to expand access, create more competition and make health care more affordable. I remain committed to working with my Congressional colleagues and P... 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

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