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Bill Flores

Texas Congressman Plans Bid For House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bill Flores is preparing a run for House speaker, according to an email circulated by the Texas Republican and obtained by The Huff...

When Police Are Outside Agitators

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Police must change their perspective from enforcing to protecting. They must know and respect the communities they serve. They must not be above the law. Change will occur only if we push for it together. Let's be about it.

GOP Congressman Blames Baltimore Uprising On The Gay Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Texas Rep. Bill Flores made a bizarre link between same-sex marriage rights and the current turmoil in Baltimore, Maryland, arguing that "breakdown of...

Bill Flores Defeats Nick Haynes In 2014 Texas Midterm Election For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Flores (R) defeated Democrat Nick Haynes on Tuesday. Flores and Haynes were vying to represent Texas' 17th District. Below, live updat...

More Republican Districts Saw Increase In Suburban Poverty: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Suburban poverty has increased in more Republican congressional districts than Democratic ones, a new report said. According to a Brookings Instit...

Jason Linkins

IRS Woes Grow As More Claim Impropriety | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Chances are, by the time all the facts come out in L'Affaire IRS, we'll be assaying an example of how a fumbling sort of incompetence, as opposed to a...

Texas Lawmakers Who Voted Against Sandy Aid Ask For Help After Explosion

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A pair of Republican lawmakers who voted against federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are now looking for federal aid in the wake of the de...

Texas Rep Likens Immigration Reform To 'Building A Sandwich'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) told constituents at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening that he is "not sure" that an effective immigration overhaul ca...

The GOP's Big Texas Gerrymander

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

A new proposed congressional map in Texas goes to surprisingly long lengths to stretch the number of Republican districts in the state's delegation....

GOP Rep.-Elect Bill Flores: House Republicans Want To Get EPA To 'Shut Down On These Bunny Trails'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post misquoted Congressman Flores. The title and his comments have since been updated. House Republicans haven't...

Rep. Chet Edwards Loses Texas Seat

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards' 20-year House of Representatives career came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of Republican challenger Bill Flores.

Chet Edwards In Final Stretch

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

On Election Day, Chet Edwards hopes he can muster enough support to retain his seat. Currently his challenger, Bill Flores, is leading.

'Just The Facts' In TX-17

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Both candidates for the TX-17 congressional district spent a great deal of time in their only televised debate and in a live stream candidate forum arguing which was using "their own facts" and which was using the actual facts.

Debate Centers Around Social Security In Texas

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Social Security policies took center stage once again for Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, and Republican rival Bill Flores during the first debate of the T...

Bill Flores Says Headache Caused Verbal Gaffe

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Two weeks before Election Day, Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is capitalizing on Republican rival Bill Flores' verbal blunder regarding the Social Securit...

Bill Flores' Careless Whispers Could Cost Him Campaign

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Incumbent Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco must have woken up a happy man this week, as Tuesday marked another in a recent run of gaffes from his Republican challenger Bill Flores.

Seniors And Saving Medicare Could Be The Difference In TX-17

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

While it might seem unusual for a Republican to champion Medicare, Bill Flores - the Republican vying for the seat in Texas' 17th Congressional District - has staked out a position that defends the government-run insurance plan from cuts in this year's health care reform law.

Sen. McCain Joins Fight To Unseat Democrat Edwards

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

Sen. John McCain is appearing in a new ad, "Texans Deserve Better," for Republican Bill Flores. See the ad below: After more than a week of ads ham...

Bill Flores Slammed In New Edwards TV Spot

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a major proponent of veterans' affairs, has released an ad attacking his Republican opponent Bill Flores' approach to deali...

Flores and Edwards Battle It Out On The Airwaves

Nate Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nate Nance

The pace of ads in the Texas 17th Congressional District has been frenetic. In May, Edwards released the audio of Republican Bill Flores appearing to ...

Chet Edwards Challenges Opponent Bill Flores To Series Of Debates

Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sommer Ingram

Though Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is facing a tough battle to keep his seat as the Democratic representative of one of the most conservative districts...