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Bill Flores Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2019 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

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 border security. We also need to strive to reform our dysfunctional immigration laws, develop a solution for our Dreamer population, improve our nation’s infrastructure, strengthen our national security and promote free and fair trade. To achieve these beneficial goals, we must answer the president’s call to put aside the partisanship and come together to work for the common good of our nation – just as we did in the 115th Congress (2017-2018), when we passed over 400 bills that were signed by President Trump, 99 percent of which were bipartisan. I am committed to working with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress to continue improving America's Promise, Prosperity and Safety for Texas families."

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After careful consideration of the pros and cons of the border security and government funding bill, I elected to support President Trump by voting for the bill. This bill averts another partial government shutdown, provides an important down payment on a physical border barrier to address the security crisis along our southern border (all of which will be built in Texas), gives ICE the resources they need to detain violent criminals, and funds key initiatives to improve border security technology. I cannot and will not ever vote against a national security funding bill when there is not another achievable option to enable the federal government to fulfill its most important Constitutional mission – keeping hardworking American families safe.

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