Flores is the representative for Texas’s 17th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Flores is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Flores.
Flores is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Flores has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Flores sits on the following committees:
Flores was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3900 (115th): Youth Empowerment Act of 2017
- H.R. 4199 (113th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the “Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Flores sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Flores’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7676: Health Care PRICE Transparency Act
- H.R. 7401: Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act
- H.R. 7349: Enhancing Administrative Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act
- H.R. 6885: Safe and Secure Medicine Supply for Hardworking Americans Act of 2020
- H.R. 5365: License Transfer Modernization Act of 2019
- H.R. 4940: Texas Ranger Division’s 200th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4690: 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2020, Flores missed 171 of 6,264 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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