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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congresswoman Norma Torres Lead Effort To Protect Data Privacy of People Seeking Reproductive Health Care

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35) led 72 of their colleagues in a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan urging the FTC to protect the data privacy of people seeking reproductive health care, including abortion care, by implementing safeguards to stop data brokers from collecting and selling data on an individual’s reproductive he...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Advocates for Projects Benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, Moving Them Forward in House

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that fifteen projects benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District that she requested have been included in legislation passed by subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, bringing them one step closer to House passage. “I am pleased to announce that the Appropriations Committee is moving legislation forward that will provide Te...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Largest Federal Gun Safety Legislation Since 1994

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, S. 2938, legislation that takes a vital step forward to address gun violence and save lives. “The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a historic, common-sense, bipartisan bill that takes meaningful and necessary steps to make our community and communities across the country safer from the threat of gun vio...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Supreme Court Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is an affront to the liberty, autonomy, privacy, and dignity of all Americans, and of American women in particular,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletch...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, H.R. 4176, to require federal surveys to include voluntary and confidential data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity. The collected data would be subject to robust privacy and confidentiality standards. “As federal agencies conduct research and gather demographic data, it is important that the L...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan Mental Health Bill Passes House

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6.22 COCM Act Passes House

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan bill, the Collaborate in an Orderly and Cohesive Manner (COCM) Act, H.R. 5218, passed the House. The legislation invests in the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM), an evidence-based model that integrates behavioral health into the primary care setting to ensure Americans can access mental health care services when they need them. It was includ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Mid-Year Town Hall

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6.18 Town Hall

On Saturday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a town hall meeting, where she provided an update on her work for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Constituents had a chance to ask questions and discuss issues of importance to the community. “I was glad to be together with residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and to discuss issues affecting our community and what Congres...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Significant Investments in Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R. 2773, to help promote and enhance conservation efforts and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 231-190. “Along the Texas Gulf Coast, we know the importance of protecting our ecosystems...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill To Improve and Develop Pediatric Medical Devices Passes House

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PMDC Authorization

This week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ (FL-12) bipartisan legislation to further the development of pediatric medical devices, H.R. 7679, passed the House. The bill reauthorizes the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) grant program and allows profits for certain Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) devices. It was included in a broader piece of legislation, t...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Webinar

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6.10 NWS Webinar Screenshot

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a hurricane preparedness webinar featuring Dan Reilly, Warning Coordination Specialist at the National Weather Service-Houston. Constituents from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District had a chance to ask questions about what to expect this hurricane season, how to stay informed, general updates, and more. “As we prepare for another hurricane seas...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Establish a National Red Flag Law

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, H.R. 2377, to establish a national red flag law to temporarily remove firearms from those who pose a threat to themselves or others. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 224-202. “In Houston, our neighbors have expressed concerns about increasing gun violence across our sta...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Authorize Key Flood Mitigation Projects for Houston, Including Coastal Texas Study

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA), H.R. 7776, to authorize water resources projects around the country. The bill includes projects Congresswoman Fletcher specifically advocated for in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and across the region. “The Water Resources Development Act is so important to protecting our c...

Responding with Urgency to Recent Mass Shootings, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Gun Safety Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Protecting Our Kids Act, H.R. 7910, a comprehensive package of common-sense gun safety legislation. Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of the legislative package, which passed the House on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 223-204. “Our hearts are filled with grief and outrage after mass shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo, and cities across ou...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Advocates for ARPA-H to be Located in Texas

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a letter with 10 of their colleagues to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to consider Texas as the location for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). Congress created ARPA-H to improve the U.S. government’s ability to accelerate biomedical and he...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort To Address Immigration Court Backlog, Hire More Judges

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) is leading an effort to provide increased funding for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to address the immigration court backlog throughout the United States. Recently, she led 12 of her House colleagues in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that Congress increase resources for EOIR to hire more highly qualified immigrat...