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Bill Flores Releases Results From Summer Town Hall Series

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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2017 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) held two town hall meetings to update constituents about the work being done in Congress, to answer constituent questions and to seek feedback through the use of poll questions.

“It was encouraging to see so many constituents take the time to participate in our latest series of town hall meetings. These successful events provided me with great feedback on the issues that are important to the hardworking Texas families of the 17th Congressional District,” Congressman Flores said.

During the events, Congressman Flores was able to reach over 9,000 constituents. Combined, the two events had over 4,900 direct participants on the telephone and the video feeds of the events on Facebook and had over 4,600 views during the live broadcast of the events. The Facebook views of the archived videos continue to grow and can be found at

During each meeting, Congressman Flores posed six questions to the audiences to poll their answers on various topics. The questions and combined results are as follows:

1. What do you feel is the most important issue facing America today?

  • Jobs / Economy - 16%
  • Federal Spending / Deficits - 19%
  • Border Security / Immigration - 13%
  • National Security / Defense / Foreign Policy - 21%
  • Climate Change / Global Warming - 11%
  • ACA / Obamacare - 20%  

2. Who do you feel is currently the greatest threat to the United States?
  • China - 11%
  • Iran - 6%
  • Islamic State - 21%
  • Russia - 23%
  • North Korea - 39%

3. When it comes to dealing with the nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., how do you think our country should proceed, excluding the Dreamers?
  • Deport everyone - 18%
  • Give everyone citizenship / “Amnesty” - 11%
  • Have them work towards a path to earned legal status - 71%

4. Do you believe that taxpayer money should be used to fund abortions?
  • Yes - 30%
  • No - 70%

5. When it comes to holding town hall events, do you prefer technology town halls, like the meetings in this series, or physical town hall meetings?
  • Technology Town Halls - 75%
  • Physical Town Halls - 25%

6. What do you want to see Congress get done?
  • Health Care Reform - 25%
  • Tax Reform - 19%
  • National Security - 14%
  • Restoring Congress’ Constitutional Authority - 8%
  • Economic Opportunity - 7%
  • Reform welfare programs to restore opportunity for families in poverty - 8%
  • Immigration Reform - 7%
  • Infrastructure - 12%






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