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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) made the following statement following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today is a historic and joyful day. I was honored to be present to witness today’s ceremony on behalf of our district, and am eager to share the message of unity, optimism, and hope of President Biden’s address. “Recent events have challenge... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Call for Investigation into Suspicious Activity the Day Before U.S. Capitol Attack

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 33 of her colleagues, is calling for an immediate investigation from the Acting House Sergeant at Arms, Acting Senate Sergeant at Arms, and United States Capitol Police into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol Complex on Tuesday, January 5, 2021—the day before the attacks on the Capitol. “Tours being conducted on Tue... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of Bipartisan Article of Impeachment

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“I rise today in support of the article of impeachment and in opposition to the gaslighting that is masquerading as debate in this chamber today.” **Watch Fletcher’s Speech on the House Floor HERE** (Washington, DC)—Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today voted in support of H. Res. 24, the article of impeachment against President Trump for incitement of insurrection. Fletcher is an original ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of H. Res. 21 To Invoke the 25th Amendment

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today voted in support of H. Res 21, Calling Upon the Vice President to Mobilize the Cabinet to Activate the 25th Amendment to Remove the President from office. “Our country deserves leadership in the face of an ongoing security threat against our government. By actively encouraging and enabling an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, President Trump has shown he... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Demand Answers to Security Breaches During U.S. Capitol Attack

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 107 of her colleagues, called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to lead an investigation into the security breach during the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2020. In the letter, the members note: “In the months leading up to January 6, 2021, there was an online movement to organize a large gathering of protestors to desc... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-Sponsors Article of Impeachment

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement today in support of the House Resolution 24, the article of impeachment against President Trump for incitement of insurrection, which Congressmen David Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Lieu (CA-33), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced in the House of Representatives, and of which Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor: “President... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement following Storming of the U.S. Capitol

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement addressing the storming of the U.S. Capitol during the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential election: “Yesterday, we experienced an unprecedented—almost unimaginable—attack on our country. As the Vice President of the United States, the Senate, and the House of Representatives convened to do th... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Status of Year-End Appropriations and COVID Relief Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement: “At the end of this difficult year, this Christmas week brought hope to millions as Congress reached a compromise nine months in the making to get additional assistance to families in need across America. Although the compromise legislation did not meet all needs, it did provide some hope and certainty to millions who nee... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill To Honor Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Signed Into Law

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) legislation to honor Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal was signed into law by President Trump yesterday. Fletcher’s legislation, H.R. 5317, the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act, renames the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road to the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office.” Fletcher has been leading the effort i... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of Bipartisan COVID Relief and Year-End Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 133, the bipartisan year-end spending bill with critical COVID-19 relief. Among its provisions, the bill includes language from Fletcher’s bipartisan legislation, the Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Act of 2020, to support small businesses by ensuring eligible expenses paid by the PPP would be tax-deductible. Re... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Critical Energy Innovation Provisions Included in Year-End Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that several key provisions to support energy innovation in Houston were included in H.R. 133, the year-end appropriations bill. As Chair of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee, Fletcher worked in committee to pass bipartisan bills to modernize pipeline infrastructure, promote energy technology ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Selected to Serve on House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Today, the House Democratic Steering Committee nominated Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) to serve on the Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee. Her nomination will now go to the full Democratic Caucus for final approval. “I am honored to be selected to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee to fight for the priorities that are important to Texas’ Seventh Congressional District,” said Congr... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls on HUD to Extend Deadline for Harvey Repair Reimbursement Applications

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) urged the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to extend the deadline for homeowners who repaired their own homes following Hurricane Harvey to apply for reimbursement through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. Recent jurisdictional conflicts between the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the City of Housto... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winner: Ethan Saadia

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20202 Congressional App Challenge Winner

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the winner of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District’s 2020 Congressional App Challenge: Ethan Saadia. His app, Wayt, allows businesses to stay open safely and provides customers with flexible shopping options with curbside pickup, bookable shopping appointments, and virtual lines, and it is available on both iOS and Android. “It was a pleasure... Read More »

Fletcher Leads Bipartisan Coalition to Ensure Small Businesses with PPP Loans Remain Eligible for Tax Deductions

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07), Congressman George Holding (R-NC-52), and Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03) led a bipartisan coalition of more than 170 colleagues calling on Congressional leadership to restore the tax deductibility of forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses in any end-of-year COVID-19 relief legislation. “Keeping businesses operating... Read More »