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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant to Promote Public Safety and Prevent School Violence

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the Teen and Police Service Academy (TAPS) has been awarded a $988,550 grant from the Department of Justice’s Preventing School Violence Program. In 2011, the Houston Police Department and University of Houston created TAPS to build relationships between at-risk youth and law enforcement. Since then, it has expanded outside of Houston to other...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $142.5 Million in Funding for Port of Houston

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1.19 IIJA USACE Port of Houston

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the Port of Houston will receive $142,515,000 in new funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to modernize the Barbour’s Cut Channel, one of the leading container-handling terminals in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investing in projects across the nation that focus on improving our country’s inf...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Additional Funds for Water Conveyance Study at Urging of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District have approved funds and scheduled an extension for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study, a study of different flood control projects to protect Houston and Harris County from future heavy rainfall and flood events. The approval comes after Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07...

As Omicron Cases Surge in Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Visits Testing Megasite

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) visited a new COVID-19 testing megasite in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District opened up by the Houston Health Department in partnership with Xpress COVID Testing. The visit comes as COVID-19 positivity rates in Houston hit a record high this week driven by the Omicron variant. “I was glad to visit the newly opened COVID-19 testing megasite to see fir...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect American Voters as House Passes the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

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1.13 Freedom to Vote

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher voted for H.R. 5746, theFreedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, urgently needed action to protect voters and to ensure that every eligible American can vote without obstruction. The measure passed the House with a vote of 220-203, and the Senate will now take up the bill. “Voting is the very foundation of our democracy,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “The rig...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Provide G.I. Bill Benefit Parity for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve G.I. Bill Parity Act, to ensure National Guard and Reserve servicemembers have the same access to G.I. Bill benefits as their active-duty counterparts. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, with a vote of 287-135. “National Guard and Reserve Members serve our communities in our times of greatest need...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reflects on January 6 Insurrection

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January 6 Testimonial Screenshot

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) marked the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by participating in commemorative activities and serving lunch to the United States Capitol Police and Capitol staff. She also delivered a testimonial as Members of Congress gathered to reflect on the attack one year ago today. Below are Congresswoman Fletcher’s remarks as deli...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Surface Water Supply Project with West Harris County Regional Water Authority and Houston Public Works, Highlighting Water Investments in Infrastructure Bill

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Water Treatment Tour

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined representatives from Houston Public Works and West Harris County Regional Water Authority to tour the 55-mile Surface Water Supply Project, a large diameter (96”) water transmission pipeline from Lake Houston to West Harris County and Ft. Bend County. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring vital resources to Texas for water infrastructur...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Delivers Winter Wishes to Houston-Area Seniors

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Winter Wishes Dropoff

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) delivered holiday cards to senior citizens across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Local students, teachers, and Seventh District constituents created and delivered nearly 1,000 cards to Congresswoman Fletcher’s Houston office this month to be shared with our seniors. “I was thrilled to deliver holiday cards to seniors across our district on behal...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Project Brays to Discuss Flood Mitigation and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) met with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Harris County Flood Control District to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Actand its potential impacts in Texas Congressional District Seven. Congresswoman Fletcher toured Brays Bayou for an update on Segment 4 of Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Pr...

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Launches Lizzie’s Little Learners: Read to Lead

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Lizzie's Little Learners

Houston, TX—Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) has launched a program titled Lizzie’s Little Learners: Read to Lead and invites elementary-aged students in TX-07 to read 10 or more grade-level books with help from teachers, parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other trusted caregivers. Little Learners who read at least 10 books will be invited with their families to attend a virtual recogn...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Joe Neguse Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Reforming Broadband Connectivity Act

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), together with Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-02), Angie Craig (MN-02), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Kat Cammack (FL-03), and Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced H.R. 6314, the Reforming Broadband Connectivity Act, directing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve funding for the Universal Service Fund (USF) to allow for expanded access to broadband and o...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Trade Leaders Urge Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai to Move Quickly to End Section 232 Tariffs on U.S. Allies

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Washington, D.C.—Today, the New Democrat Coalition sent a press release highlighting the work of the Trade Task Force on ending Section 232 tariffs, where Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) serves as Co-Chair. The New Democrat Coalition is the U.S. House of Representatives’ largest Democratic caucus, committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. From the N...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 7,000 Closed Cases on Behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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7000 Cases Closed

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her office has successfully closed 7,000 constituent cases for residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Her office assists residents with matters before federal agencies, including obtaining benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Medicare, as well as addressing matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and obtaining ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Tom Malinowski Introduce Stopping Abortion Bounties Act

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Stopping Abortion Bounties Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) introduced the Stopping Abortion Bounties Act, a response to Texas Senate Bill 8, the Texas Heartbeat Act, that creates a private right of action allowing ‘‘any person’’ (other than a state or local government actor) to sue abortion providers and anyone who helps or intends to help a person obtain an abortion in vi...