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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

  • 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

  • Improving Health Care in America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding House passage of several health care bills: “This week, the House continued its work to reform our health care system for the 21st century. We passed three bipartisan bills which will help expand health care options for hardworking American families while protecting taxpayer dollars. The VETERAN Act gives veterans an option to purchase private health insurance under the provisions of the American Health Care Act (... Read more

  • The Eagle: Rep. Bill Flores weighs in on Trump budget plan
    Posted in Latest News on May 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Health Care

    By Kelan Lyons U.S. Rep. Bill Flores said there were aspects of the president's budget released this past week that "we want to put our Congressional fingerprints on," but he was "glad to see" that the Trump administration is trying to balance the budget in 10 years. Trump's budget is merely a suggestive blueprint -- Congress, not the president, makes the budget -- and is unlikely to pass in its current form, but presidential budgets do represent the symbolic direction a president wants to take ... Read more

  • The Eagle: Flores votes in favor of American Health Care Act to replace 'Obamacare'
    Posted in Latest News on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By Kelan Lyons Calling it a "remarkable day," U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was among the Texas delegation to the U.S. House who voted along party lines Thursday to narrowly pass the American Health Care Act. Flores said he and other legislators from the Lone Star State were brought one step closer to "relieving hardworking Texas families from the failures of Obamacare." U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas A&M graduate who once served as student body president, was the only Texan Republican to break ranks and ... Read more

  • Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Obamacare’s failures continue to hurt access to and the affordability of health care for all Americans. This week, insurers in Virginia announced severe market contractions for their Obamacare exchanges, and the last remaining insurer in 94 of 99 Iowa counties announced that they are contemplating leaving the marketplace altogethe... Read more

  • The Eagle - Rep. Bill Flores covers ‘polarized’ US during call-in event
    Posted in Latest News on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By Kelan Lyons In his radio call-in town hall meeting Thursday night, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores told listeners he "worries about how governable the country is today" because the U.S. "is exceptionally polarized." The congressman, whose 17th District includes Brazos County, said the U.S. is still "a great country" but has its "challenges" because, among other things, "people spend so much damn time fighting with each other." The radio call-in event, which was also broadcast on Facebook Live, was Flor... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Flores' tele-town hall covers wide array of issues
    Posted in Latest News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Immigration

    By Kristen Hoppa Sitting in front of a Facebook Live camera and behind a telephone, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, hosted his second teleconference broadcast Wednesday at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, taking online and call-in questions from residents concerning a variety of issues. “I feel like we had a good, quality conversation with constituents, some that like the direction Washington is going and some with concerns about the direction Washington is headed,” Flores said after the te... Read more

  • The Eagle - Rep. Flores takes questions during tele-town hall
    Posted in Latest News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By Kaitlin Clark Amid discussing topics ranging from immigration to climate change to Russian involvement in the presidential election, one of the easier questions U.S. Rep. Bill Flores fielded during his tele-town hall Tuesday came from a caller who asked, "Why aren't you here?" Cheers were audible in the background of the call from the Texas A&M Hillel Center, where members of the TX-17 Indivisible Bryan/College Station group had gathered. The problem with the Republican congressman's decision... Read more

  • Baylor Lariat - Flores holds telephone town hall
    Posted in Latest News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    By Rylee Seavers | Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Bill Flores spoke about current events in Washington D.C. and took calls from constituents to answer their questions and address their concerns during a town hall via telephone on Wednesday evening. The town hall was one of three held this week that covered different counties within the 17th Congressional District. The telephone town hall began at 6:30 p.m. Flores said his office called 45,000 people and a few hundred dialed in to the call. Flores began ... Read more

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