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  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Second Amendment

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding his votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act: H.J. Res. 46 "National emergency declarations are not unprecedented. Since the National Emergencies Act was signed into law in 1976, presidents have declared nearly 60 emergencies, 31 of which are still in effect today. President Tr... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Transportation and Infrastructure

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding his votes on the border security and government funding bill (H.J. Res. 31) and the Yemen War Powers Resolution (H.J. Res. 37): FY 2019 Appropriations “With control of our elected government partially divided between Republicans and Democrats, bipartisanship and compromise are sometimes necessary to pass legislation to keep our government funded, and to keep our nation safe and secure for our families. The fundin... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & the Economy, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration, Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act, and Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) paid special tribute to three constituents who recently passed away. Congressman Flores released the following statements regarding passage of H.R. 840 and other news of the week, and the videos of his House floor speeches: Veterans' Access to Child Care Act "It is important that we do all we can to ensure that our nation’s veterans have seamless access to t... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, 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: "Over the last two years, historic tax reform and regulatory relief have delivered a thriving economy and increased opportunities to empower hardworking American families to flourish. This evening, President Trump put forth his priorities to continue to deliver a stronger, more secure and more prosperous America. A prosperous and safe America requires improved bor... Read more

  • Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding the January jobs report, the conference committee on homeland security appropriations, and his votes on two recent pieces of House legislation: Jobs Report "The latest jobs report once again exceeds expectations. For 16 consecutive months, America has created at least 100,000 jobs, including over 300,000 jobs in January. More people are entering the workforce and wages are on the rise. These sustained positive re... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Address Immigration Challenges and Reopen the Federal Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposal to address immigration challenges and reopen the government: “As the debate has raged in Washington about border security and the partial government shutdown, I have been encouraging President Trump and Congressional leadership to think big and outside the box in order to break the ongoing political stalemate. Fortunately, President Trump has adopted that ‘go big’ approach in his announc... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s address to the nation: “President Trump is correct, the national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border must be addressed to ensure the safety and security of our nation, as well as those who would like to come to America in a legal manner. Our border is plagued with drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration. It is time that our Democratic colleagues put politi... Read more

  • Supporting ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding House passage of H. Res. 990, which supports the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “ICE was established in 2003 in response to the 9/11 attacks to, in part, keep our borders safe. Since then, ICE has been on the frontlines combating terrorism, investigating the flow of illegal narcotics, stopping human trafficking and dismantling child exploitation operations. Today, the House of Representat... Read more

  • Flores Statement on House Border Security and Immigration Reform Votes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding his votes on H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, and H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act: “Our current immigration system is broken and our borders need to be hardened. As such, I voted in support of two bills that would each improve border security, implement an effective solution for our Dreamer population, transition us to a merit-based immigration system and further address the ... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding immigration policies: “We are a nation of immigrants and we are also a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and inadequate to meet the needs of our modern economy and to keep hardworking American families safe. “Every American that breaks the law is subject to criminal prosecution. If a prosecuted person is a parent, they are separated from their family because the American legal system does no... Read more