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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the President’s Attack on Congresswoman Omar

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement concerning President Trump’s attack on Congresswoman Omar: “The president’s attacks on Representative Omar are not only inappropriate they are irresponsible. His use of 9/11—a moment of national tragedy and national unity—as the basis for a divisive political attack is unworthy of the office he holds. “His attac... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Houston Members Seek Answers on ITC Fire

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) led a letter signed by their Houston colleague Rep. Al Green (TX-09) to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding the sufficiency of air quality monitoring during the fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) in Deer Park, Texas on March 18, 2019. The members asked TCEQ ab... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the President’s Proposal to Close the U.S. – Mexico Border

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement concerning President Trump’s proposal to close the United States – Mexico border: “Closing the United States-Mexico border is not a solution — it is a problem,” said Rep. Fletcher. “In Texas alone, trade with Mexico represents an estimated $180 billion each year—and more than a third of Texas’ exports. And it... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the EPA’s IRIS Program

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Good morning, and I would like to join Chairwoman Sherrill in welcoming all of our witnesses on both panels for being here today. The EPA’s IRIS program conducts human health assessments that look at the health effects of chemical exposures in the environment. IRIS assessments are unique in providing information on chemical exposures and environmental hazards that may affect the general population... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Paycheck Equality for Women

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Congresswoman is an original co-sponsor of the bill, which passed the House this afternoon. This bipartisan legislation strengthens and closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act. “Today’s vote was an important step forward for women in the workforce. With more women serving in ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-Sponsors the Equality Act of 2019

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined a bipartisan group of nearly 240 members to introduce the Equality Act of 2019. Fletcher has been an advocate for equality throughout her career, fighting against discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. “Every person deserves to be treated equally under the law. But i... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the Impacts of Climate Change on Our Oceans and Coasts

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Good morning, and welcome to the Environment Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 116th Congress. Building on the momentum of our first full Committee hearing on the State of Climate Science, today we’ll be discussing how climate change is impacting our oceans and coasts. This is an important topic, and I want to convey a few things as we begin: First, every American should care about changes to t... Read More »

Reps. Fletcher and Olson Lead Abbott, Cornyn, Cruz, and Houston Delegation in Letter Asking HUD for Disaster Recovery Funds

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(HOUSTON, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) led Governor Greg Abbott, Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and the Houston delegation in a letter urging acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russell Vought to approve the rules at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grants for Di... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Guest for Tuesday’s State of the Union Address

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(Houston, TX) ­–Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Rhonda Hart of Santa Fe, TX will accompany her to the president’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. A native of Wasilla, Alaska, Rhonda Hart is an Army veteran and lifelong educator of children. While always politically aware, Rhonda joined the fight to prevent gun violence after her oldest child was... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Serve as Chair of Subcommittee on Environment

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(Houston, TX) ­– Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was elected by Democrats on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment. “I am honored to be elected to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment,” said Congresswoman Fletcher. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee as we examine and support the science... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Appointed to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

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(Washington, DC) ­– Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) has been appointed to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by the Steering and Policy Committee. The Congresswoman joins a select group of freshman members on the Committee chaired by fellow Texan Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30). “I represent a district that believes in science, innovation, and facts. I am honored to ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Appointed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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(Washington, DC) ­– Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) has been appointed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure by the Steering and Policy Committee. The Congresswoman joins a select group of freshman on this busy committee chaired by Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04). “I sought to serve on this committee because of its jurisdiction over issues of critical importance to Te... Read More »

Representative Fletcher Sworn into Office

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U.S. Representative Lizzie Fletcher was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by the House Speaker on January 3rd, 2019. The Honorable Lizzie Fletcher was elected to serve as representative of Texas’s 7th Congressional District. Representative Lizzie Fletcher was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office. Read More »