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Flores Recaps Spring Town Hall Series

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WACO, Texas, May 31, 2018 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

Last week, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) held his traditional spring town hall events. During the two multimedia town halls, the Congressman updated thousands of constituents about the work being done in Congress, answered questions and received feedback through the use of poll questions.

“This latest round of town hall events was successful in reaching thousands of hardworking Texans from the 17th Congressional District. I was pleased with the participation in these events and the value of the feedback that was received. These multimedia town halls have proven to be constructive and beneficial to those participating and to my team and me. I look forward to holding additional events in the coming months,” Congressman Flores said.

During the events, Congressman Flores was able to reach over 6,000 constituents. Combined, the two events had over 3,600 direct participants on the telephone, and the video feeds of the events on Facebook and Flores.house.gov/liveforum had over 2,500 views. Video broadcasts of the events can be found at facebook.com/RepBillFlores.

“We are pleased that our 21st century town hall meeting format is drawing large numbers of participants and that it is widely preferred by 80 percent of participating persons as compared to our prior town hall meeting format,” Flores added. 

Congressman Flores posed six questions to each audience to poll their answers on various topics. The questions and combined results are as follows:   

1.  Do you think the country is on a better or worse track than it was two years ago?

  • Better – 66%
  • Worse – 34%
2.  What do you feel is the most important issue facing America today?
  • Jobs / Economy – 15%
  • Federal Spending / Deficits – 17%
  • Border Security / Immigration – 34%
  • National Security / Defense / Foreign Policy – 15%
  • Climate Change – 10%
  • Obamacare – 9%
3.  How would you rate the status of our nation’s economy on a scale of 1-5?
  • 1 - Very Good Shape – 13%
  • 2 - Good Shape – 35%
  • 3 - Fair Shape – 38%
  • 4 - Poor Shape – 9%
  • 5 - Very Poor Shape – 4%
4.  Do you support work requirements for work-capable adults to receive welfare benefits?
  • Yes – 89%
  • No – 11%
5.  When it comes to dealing with our Dreamer population (DACA recipients) do you believe that:
  • They should be given a special path to citizenship – 16%
  • They should have an earned path to legal status – through work, education or service – 65%
  • They should be deported – 19%
6.  When it comes to holding town hall events, do you prefer multimedia town halls or physical town hall meetings?
  • Multimedia Town Hall – 80%
  • Physical Town Hall – 20%

Background:
On May 22, 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 May 23, 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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