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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Ban Hazardous Chemicals from Beauty and Personal Care Products

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Toxic Free Beauty Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) reintroduced the Toxic-Free Beauty Act, H.R. 3619, which prohibits the use of certain hazardous chemicals from personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products sold in the United States. Some of the chemicals used to create personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products have been linked to s...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Promote Public Safety and Make First Responder Communication Network Permanent

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FirstNet Reauthorization Act

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced the FirstNet Reauthorization Act, H.R. 3366, to promote public safety by ensuring first responders can communicate with each other in times of crisis. Established in response to the first responder communication problems that occurred during 9/11, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is a public-private partnership to operate a nationw...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Legislation Aimed at Harming Unemployment Insurance Access, Cutting Programs To Prevent Fraud

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against the disingenuously named Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act, H.R. 1163. “The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for an efficient unemployment insurance system to stabilize our economy, protect hardworking Americans who lose their jobs, and assist American families,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “Unemploym...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Misguided Immigration and Border Security Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against the Secure the Border Act, H.R. 2. “We have complex border security and immigration policy matters to address, but the bill brought to the floor today does not address them, it exacerbates them,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “I support comprehensive immigration reform and a safe and secure border. We need legislation that addresses ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Refineries

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CLEAR Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced the Carbon Limiting Emissions At Refineries (CLEAR) Act to support the research and development of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the downstream energy sector. The CLEAR Act authorizes a $200 million program at the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants for demonstration projects in promising technologies, such as ca...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Texas’ Seventh Congressional District 2023 Art Competition Winner

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced Luke Wang as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District for his painting, Anticipation. Wang is a student at Bellaire High School. His painting will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year, along with artwork from other winners from congressional districts across the U....

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation To Expand Medicaid, Close Coverage Gap

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ACCESS Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced the Affordable Care Coverage Expansion and Support for States (ACCESS) Act to establish a program at the Department of Health and Human Services to create a federal Medicaid program for adults in the coverage gap in non-expansion states, like Texas. “Texas is home to world-leading, innovative health care and medical research, and at the same ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Pro-Choice Congressional Leaders Host Shadow Hearing, “Fighting for Bodily Autonomy: The State of a Post-Roe America”

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), and Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-28) held a shadow hearing entitled “Fighting for Bodily Autonomy: The State of a Post-RoeAmerica.” The hearing examined the impacts on reproductive rights and abortion access across the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision over...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Republican Bill to Default on America

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against H.R. 2811, House Republicans’ extreme bill that increases the risk of economic disaster for America and Americans. “The United States must pay its bills, and Congress must make it possible to do so,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “It is irresponsible to put at risk the full faith and credit of the United States, which is precisely wh...

What's next in legal fight over abortion pill access?

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TEXAS — Abortion rights supporters in Texas have suffered one defeat after another in recent years. But they are feeling a sense of relief after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to suspend, for now, a ruling by a Texas judge that blocked access to the most commonly used abortion medication drug: mifepristone. Meanwhile, groups opposing abortion rights remain hopeful that their lawsuit to s...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Supreme Court’s Abortion Pill Decision

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mifepristone is a safe and effective medication used in abortion care, including miscarriage treatment, originally approved for use more than 20 years ago. It is used in more than half of all abortions...

Federal Funding, Advocacy & Flood Resiliency for the Greater West Houston Region

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On April 12th, the West Houston Association hosted our Federal Issues Luncheon featuring Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher of Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Congressional District 7 spans across a large portion of the Greater West Houston region overlapping parts of both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. WHA Board Member Alia Vinson (Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP) moderated the discussion which...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Anti-Transgender Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against the disingenuously named Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023, H.R. 734, which bans transgender girls from playing on a school sports team consistent with their gender identity. The bill also defines sex as based on an individual’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth. “Participating in sports and being part of a team ...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Speaks at House Democratic Caucus Press Conference To Highlight Commitment To Fight Abortion Pill Restrictions

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4.18 Dem Caucus Weekly Press Conference

This week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) delivered remarks at the House Democratic Caucus leadership press conference to highlight Democrats’ commitment to fight abortion pill restrictions in recent court rulings as well as her bill, the Protecting Reproductive Freedom Act, H.R. 2573, which reaffirms that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appropriately approved and regulates mife...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Abortion Medication

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a partial stay of the district court’s order in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mifepristone is a safe and effective medication used in abortion care, including miscarriage treatment, originally approved for use mo...