Bill Flores

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Flores Statement on Hobby Lobby Case

2014/06/30

U.S. Representative Bill Flores issued the following statement regarding the Court's ruling... Read More

Flores, Gohmert Introduce Bill to Find Missing IRS Emails

2014/06/25

U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) have introduced legislation... Read More

House Members Introduce Bill to Prohibit Guantanamo Transfers Until Obama Administration Rationalizes Release of Taliban Leaders

2014/06/24

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) along with Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Mike Pompeo (R-KS), filed the... Read More

Flores Appointed to Conference Committee on Veterans Care Bill

2014/06/18

House Speaker, John Boehner (R-OH), has appointed Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) to the House-Senate... Read More

House Passes Flores' Bill to Name Waco VA Medical Center after Doris Miller

2014/06/17

The U.S. House of Representative has unanimously passed Congressman Bill Flores' bill to name... Read More

Flores Votes to Provide Veterans with Immediate Access to Care

2014/06/10

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Veterans Access to Care Act, which allows veterans... Read More

Flores Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day

2014/06/06

Congressman Bill Flores joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation participating in ceremonies to... Read More

Flores Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

2014/05/30

Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of the Department... Read More

Flores Votes for VA Accountability

2014/05/22

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the VA Management Accountability Act, which gives the... Read More

Flores Casts Votes to Combat Human Trafficking

2014/05/20

The House of Representatives has passed a series of bills aimed at curbing human trafficking. Read More

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1030 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6105
Fax 202-225-0350
flores.house.gov

Congressman William H. “Bill” Flores was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010. He is serving in his second term representing the 17th Congressional District of Texas. Flores serves on the House Budget, Natural Resources and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. After watching the country begin an accelerated economic decline in 2009, Flores retired from a successful career in the private sector to run for Congress in order to restore America’s promise, prosperity and security for future generations.

A ninth generation Texan, Flores was raised in Stratford, a small town in the Texas Panhandle, and comes from a long Texas family ranching heritage. He is the oldest of six children and was born at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY. After his father’s military tour of duty, his family moved back to the family’s roots in Stratford, Texas. As the son of a rancher, Flores learned the value of hard work and the basics of the American Free Enterprise system. His entrepreneurial experience began at age 10 delivering papers, and by age 13, during the summers, he was working 12 hours a day, six days a week, driving a tractor, building fences and working cattle. The strong foundation that he and his five brothers and sisters were raised on set the stage for a successful career. Despite the hardships, the Flores family never asked for or sought government assistance. Flores learned an early lesson that the value of hard work, personal responsibility and saving for the future are important aspects of the American spirit and reflect the values which guided our Nation’s Founding Fathers. In 2011, Texas Tech University’s Ranching Heritage Association honored him with the Boss of the Plains award in 2011 to reflect his association with ranching.

Through hard work, determination and prudent saving, Flores paid his own way through Texas A&M University, from which he graduated in 1976 with a BBA in Accounting (Cum Laude).  In 1985, he received an MBA from Houston Baptist University. In 2010, Texas A&M University honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of A&M, and in 2003, he was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. He and his wife Gina have provided scholarships, faculty fellowships, and infrastructure investments to support higher education at Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University – portions of which are dedicated to assist first generation college students, primarily from underrepresented groups. They are also major benefactors of K-12 education, including support for Yellowstone Academy, which provides elementary education to children in Houston’s inner city areas.

In 1978, Flores earned his Texas Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) license.  Before retiring to pursue public service, Flores worked in the energy industry for nearly three decades. During that time, he served as a CFO, COO or CEO for successful energy companies, ultimately serving as President and CEO of Phoenix Exploration Company, an oil and gas company focused upon the discovery of American oil and gas. This company was started in late 2005, and in light of its rapid growth, was included in the Houston Chronicle’s Top Private Companies lists in 2007 and 2008.

As a company leader and entrepreneur, Flores has firsthand experience in helping to create hundreds of good-paying American jobs. He also understands the problems that bad government policy and regulation can cause for American job creation and economic prosperity.

Flores has also held meaningful governance positions for various public companies, private companies and non-profit organizations. Today, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, the Board of Directors of Texas A&M’s Private Enterprise Research Center, the advisory board of the Ranching Heritage Association and the Congressional board of directors of theCongressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI).

His previous governance positions include Commissioner of the Texas Real Estate Commission, Director and Past Chair of The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, as well as serving on the Boards of the Phoenix Exploration Company, PetroAlliance Services, Ltd., Marine Drilling Companies, Inc., OneOffshore, Inc., Great Western Resources, Inc. and The PARC Recreational Ministries Corp.

He and Gina are also major contributors to Wounded Warrior programs. Their community involvement includes service as an active volunteer for charitable causes and not-for-profit organizations. Flores’s hobbies include snow skiing and flying. He is an instrument rated private pilot with more than 2,400 hours of pilot-in-command time.

Flores and his wife Gina have been married for 33 years and reside in Bryan, Texas, where they are members of Central Baptist Church. They have two adult sons – Will and John. John and his wife Aimee blessed them with their first grandchild, Britain Grace, in early 2011.


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John Culberson

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Kevin Brady

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