Bill Flores Discusses the Latest from Washington
by Bill Flores on February 10, 2020 at 8:14 AM
I issued the following statements regarding President Trump's State of the Union address; the Senate acquitting President Trump; the House Democrat's attack on jobs and job creators; and recognizing 17th District constituents and institutions.
President Trump’s State of the Union – The Great American Comeback
On Tuesday, President Trump outlined what an overwhelming number of Americans already knew, that the economy is working for those previously left behind by the failed policies from prior administrations. Thanks to historic policies enacted by President Trump and the 2017-2018 Congress, such as regulatory reforms, the 2017 tax improvements, the Phase One trade deal with China, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, hardworking American families are doing far better now than at any point in several decades.
Even though America is improving markedly in every important aspect, I agree with President Trump that there is still work to be done. While House Democrats have wasted months and millions of taxpayer dollars pursuing their sham impeachment, the President has begun to lay the groundwork for solving the important challenges that still remain. This year, Congressional Democrats need to stop fighting the Administration and start working with Republicans to address the issues that affect everyday Americans. Like the President, I am optimistic that we can solve these problems through bipartisanship instead of personal destruction. America’s best days are ahead, and Americans are increasingly optimistic— Congress would be wise to not mess it up."
Senate Acquits President Trump Following the House Democrat’s Sham Impeachment
On Wednesday, the Senate acquitted President Trump and finally put an end to the House Democrat’s political impeachment trial. After hearing evidence laid out by both sides, the Senate reached the same conclusion that House Republicans and some Democrats did, that this impeachment was a political hit-job meant to overturn the 2016 election and attempt to influence this year’s election. There was no abuse of power. There was no obstruction of Congress. House Democrats had no evidence other than their hatred for President Trump and their contempt for the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him in 2016.
House Democrats have spent the last three years grasping at straws, trying to find a reason to remove President Trump from office because they know the American people are rejecting their radical, socialist agenda. Americans want Congress to focus on bipartisan solutions to fix real-world problems. It is my hope that with the impeachment sham behind us, we can now address the issues that hardworking Texan families care about most – border security, immigration, prescription drug prices, health care reform, pandemic defenses, and infrastructure."
House Democrats Continue Forcing Votes on Disastrous Legislation
This week, I voted against the ‘Protecting Union Bosses Act’, a radical bill that will force hard working Americans to siphon money from their paycheck to big union bosses, even if they don’t want to be represented by a union. Currently, 27 states across America have passed right-to-work laws that ensure that workers cannot be forced to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. Threatened by this trend, unions are using their influence with Washington Democrats to use unconstitutional federal legislation to overturn these state laws and force employees to join unions against their will. This bill is nothing more than a give-away to union bosses who funnel union dues back to Democrat politicians.
Honoring Texas 17 Constituents
Finally this week, I was honored to go to the floor to recognize the following:
Recognizing the 175th Anniversary of Baylor University
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Recognizing Ben Downs, a 2020 Inductee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame
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Honoring the Life of George Aguilar