Congressman Bill Flores Statement Regarding Consolidated Appropriations Act

U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through fiscal year 2021 and provide relief to hardworking American families and businesses who have been adversely affected by COVID-19: “Despite delays and distractions by Democrats, H.R. 133 is a clear victory … Read more

Representative Flores Accepting Nominations for America’s Military Service Academies

The office of Congressman Bill Flores is now accepting applications from high school seniors in the 17th District of Texas who are seeking Congressional nominations to attend our nation’s military and maritime service academies in the Fall of 2021. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the minimum … Read more

CARES Act Funding Coming to Texas to Lead the Way for a COVID-19 Vaccine

“On Monday, President Trump announced that the federal government is contracting with the Texas A&M University System Center for Innovation in Advanced Development & Manufacturing (TAMU CIADM) and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Texas (FDBTX) for the mass production of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Under this contract, the federal government is allocating $265 million of CARES Act funding … Read more

Reps. Flores, Westerman, Gallagher, Hartzler, Gohmert, and Palmer Introduce Legislation to Empower Consumers to Know the True Cost of Their Health Care Services

On Monday, Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Gary Palmer (R-AL) introduced H.R. 7676, the “Health Care PRICE Transparency Act.”  This legislation will give patients and families a clearer picture of the costs of procedures at hospitals, allowing them to make better health care … Read more

Bill Flores Statement on Trump Executive Order on Policing

“Yesterday, President Trump took bold action to address calls for equality, justice, and accountability from law enforcement agencies by issuing an executive order to strengthen community-law enforcement relationships and restore public trust. To create the change Americans expect, we must focus on three main aspects – promoting transparency to build community trust, enhancing performance with … Read more

Flores Statement on the Passing of Sam Johnson

U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson: “Yesterday the world lost a true American hero and selfless servant with the passing of Sam Johnson.  Sam was an inspiration to me and millions of others through his lifetime commitment to serving our country.  As an … Read more

Flores Introduces Legislation to Rebuild a Safe, Secure, Transparent American Medical Supply Chain

Congressman Bill Flores recently introduced H.R. 6885, the “Safe and Secure Medicine Supply for Hardworking Americans Act”.  This legislation aims to rebuild a safe, secure, transparent medical supply chain for hardworking American families. “The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and deliberate deception by the Chinese government about its origins serve as an urgent wakeup call … Read more

Soto, Flores Introduce Bill to Streamline Space Launch Communications

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-Fla.) and Bill Flores (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Leveraging American Understanding of Next-generation Challenges Exploring Space (LAUNCHES) Act.  This bill will eliminate unnecessary barriers that hamper the ability of private companies to obtain spectrum licenses required to launch rockets from U.S. soil into space.  The bill comes ahead … Read more

Dingell, Flores, Veasey, Upton Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Trump in Support of Local Media

Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) led more than 240 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Trump Administration to direct current federal government advertising funds to local news and media outlets. “The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting local communities across our nation in unprecedented ways.  … Read more

Latest Coronavirus Updates

Texas families are facing difficult times in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This challenge represents an act of God that has affected almost every corner of our country and many sectors of our economy.  Because this is an act of God, no one single effort will solve the challenges it brings.  Our ability … Read more

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