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Flores Releases Results from Fall Town Hall Events

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WASHINGTON. D.C., December 8, 2017 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

Over the last two weeks, U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) hosted two multimedia town hall events to discuss the work being done in Washington – particularly tax reform.

“As with our previous events, this round of town hall meetings was very successful in reaching thousands of constituents to discuss tax reform, get valuable feedback and answer questions. I was pleased with the high level of participation we had during each event. Given the success and interest in this format, I look forward to hosting more multimedia town halls in the future,” Congressman Flores said.

During the events, Congressman Flores was able to reach nearly 11,000 constituents. Combined, the two events had over 4,500 direct participants on the telephone and the video feeds of the events on Facebook and the Congressman's website had over 6,000 views. Video broadcasts of the events can be found at facebook.com/RepBillFlores.

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

1. With regard to tax reform – what is the most important issue for you?

  • Lowering tax rates – 44%
  • Keeping the mortgage interest deduction – 15%
  • Keeping the state and local tax deduction – 13%
  • Doubling the standard deduction – 28%

2. When filing your taxes, do you take the standard deduction or do you itemize?
  • Standard deduction – 45%
  • Itemize – 55%

3. What is the most important thing you want to see Congress get done over the next six months?
  • Health Care – 19%
  • Tax Reform – 18%
  • National Security – 12%
  • Restoring Constitutional Authority – 11%
  • Economic Opportunity – 3%
  • Reducing Poverty – 11%
  • Immigration – 15%
  • Infrastructure – 11%

4. When it comes to holding town hall events, do you prefer multimedia town halls or physical town halls?
  • Multimedia town halls – 74%
  • Physical town halls – 26%

So far in 2017, Congressman Flores has hosted seven town hall events, which have reached a total of over 35,000 constituents.

Background:
On November 28, Congressman Flores hosted a multimedia town hall meeting for the Northern counties of the 17th Congressional District (Falls, Freestone, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Robertson counties).

On December 4, Congressman Flores hosted a multimedia town hall meeting for the Southern counties of the 17th Congressional District (Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Lee and Travis counties).

 

 

 

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