BRYAN Congressman Bill Flores says that people aren't rooting for the Affordable Care Act to fail, it's just designed to fail.
The Republican representative from District 17 said Wednesday on Brazos Valley This Morning that the House passed the "Keep Your Health Plan Act" to make sure anyone could keep an insurance plan cancelled by new ACA mandates. Flores said the bill would allow people to reinstate that coverage, to the extent that the insurance commissioner and insurance companies could.
Speaking about President Obama's comments that people were "rooting for the new law to fail," Flores said that any time you violate the laws of economics and create a big government program it's destined to fail on its own.
Flores also introduced a bill that would protect state's rights to regulate hydraulic fracturing. It passed the House. He said this is a hot topic in states like Pennsylvania and New York, but not in Texas. Flores claims that every administration person from the Department of Energy to the Department of the Interior to EPA say the hydraulic fracturing is safe and that states should have a part in the regulation process. His bill gives states supremacy in that process.
The congressman was in town on Monday for the announcement of a STEM grant to Texas A&M. Flores joined Governor Rick Perry and Texas A&M officials in announcing a 3-year, $150,000 grant to help education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Cognizant, the company awarding the grant, also announced it would be moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Bryan/College Station. Flores said that decision only reflects excellent local leadership and state leadership in conducting business.
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