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  • Flores Announces 2017 TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) announced this year’s recipients of the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique award given to local veterans for their admirable service to our nation and community. “I am humbled to represent a district with such a large veteran population and I am honored to announce that this year we are awarding 15 deserving and exemplary veterans with the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation. In addition to selflessly serving our nation, these... Read more

  • Bill Flores Seeks Nominations for 2017 Congressional Veterans Commendation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) is seeking nominations for the 2017 TX-17 Congressional Veterans Commendation, a special tribute to honor local veterans’ military and community service on Veterans Day. “Our congressional district is blessed to have so many veterans who have served our nation as well as our local communities. Their service is admirable and worthy of recognition and distinction. I am humbled to carry on our local tradition of honoring deserving veterans with the TX-17 Co... Read more

  • Bill Flores on This Week in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act and S.114, which authorizes appropriations for the Veterans Choice Program. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills: Make America Secure Appropriations Act “The most essential constitutional function of our federal government is to provide for the common defense of our... 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

  • Improving VA Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Our nation’s veterans have given much to provide for the security of our nation and our families. They deserve to know that their health care and benefits are in competent hands. With the bipartisan passage of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection... Read more

  • Honoring our Commitments to American Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed eight bills to help our veterans and reform the Veterans Administration (VA). Congressman Bill Flores issued the following statement regarding passage of the bills: “Our nation’s veterans have given so much to protect our freedoms and liberties. They deserve to know that their health care and benefits are in good hands. This week, the House passed several bills to help our veterans and put the VA on a path to permanent success. I remain committe... Read more

  • Bill Flores Statement on FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Family Issues, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Veterans

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2017: “Today, the House passed an omnibus funding bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 (May 6-September 30). These appropriations prioritize funding for our nation’s military, defense and intelligence services, while holding the line on non-defense spending. This bill reinforces our commitment to rebuilding our military and to combating terrorism. It als... Read more

  • Pflugerville Pflag - 3 Pflugerville veterans receive congressional commendation
    Posted in Latest News on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Christine Bolaños Three Pflugerville veterans received the TX-17 Congressional Veteran Commendation during a ceremony Friday at First Baptist Church. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, who created the honor, was on-hand Friday to present the commendations to Phillip Zendejas, Kenneth Kidd and Jim Wilkinson. Community members nominated each recipient based on their service during and after their military careers. Zendejas came of age during the 1960s, an era where many youth opposed the Vietnam War. But h... Read more

  • Preserving the Veterans Choice Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S. 544, which extends the Veterans Choice Program. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the bill: “Congress established the Veterans Choice Program in response to the VA waiting list scandal and the mistreatment of our veterans to ensure that our nation’s veterans have access to timely care in their own communities. Today, the House voted to preserve this beneficial program rather than sunsetting it thi... Read more

  • Putting our Veterans First
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of these bills: “Our veterans have given much to provide for the security of our nation and our families. Their service and sacrifice should always be honored and defended. Accordingly, the House passed legislation to require improved accountability from VA employees. We also passed legislation to expa... Read more

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