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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $750K in Federal Funds for United Against Human Trafficking

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $750,000 in federal funding for United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. United Against Human Trafficking is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for the survivors of labor and sex trafficking and educating the community to prevent exploitation. This funding will specifically be used... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on ICE Whistleblower Complaint

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), released the following statement in response to the Project South letter containing allegations from a whistleblower as well as detainees at the Irwin Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center detailing severe abuses, including an alarmingly high number of hysterectomies, a lack of medical care, and an absence of adequate protection against C... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Honors Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd on House Floor

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) spoke on the House floor to honor Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd, who was killed during a training accident off the coast of Southern California on July 30, 2020 and was laid to rest last Saturday. Corporal Rodd was a resident of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District who served in the Marine Corps as a rifleman with Bravo Company Batt... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces FEMA Funding for Critical Flood Mitigation Project in West Houston

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the City of Houston $1.7 million for the first phase of the Subterranean Detention Basin and Storm Sewer Improvement project – part of a $54.3 million infrastructure project to undertake flood mitigation projec... Read More »

Honoring Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Nearly One Year After His Death, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Rename Houston Post Office in His Memory Passes House of Representatives

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan legislation to honor Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, H.R. 5317, the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act, has unanimously passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 5317 provides that the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road will be named the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Of... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Restaurants Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with local restaurant owners to discuss the continued challenges facing the industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Houston. Congresswoman Fletcher and the participants also discussed how Congress can better support them during this time and through recovery. “Dining out is a part of our way of life in Houston.... Read More »

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher and Sylvia Garcia Donate 3,000 N95 Masks to Legacy Community Health

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Today, Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) donated 3,000 N95 masks to Legacy Community Health Southwest Clinic as a part of their commitment to ensuring Houston’s frontline workers have the protective equipment they need to stay safe. The clinic serves an important role in a predominately Latino community, which has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pande... Read More »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Op-Ed: The time for HELP is now.

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) published an op-ed in The Hill calling on the Senate to take action in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and pass her bipartisan disaster recovery bill, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act. The HELP Act is the first original bill Congresswoman Fletcher filed in Congress. It passed the House of Representatives last year with overwhelming ... Read More »

On Three-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Laura Approaches Texas, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Today, three years after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with Houston flood group leaders and experts to discuss progress made in recovery efforts and what more can be done. This discussion comes as Hurricane Laura approaches Texas with potential impacts in the region. “Today, we mark the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Ha... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect U.S. Postal Service

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act. This bill provides additional funding to the United States Postal Service and prohibits any changes to the operations or service levels that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service for the duration of the coronavirus crisis or through January 2021. Congresswoman Fle... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Legislation

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Marc Veasey (TX-33), Bob Latta (OH-05), and Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced the Pipeline Safety Pilot Program Act. The bill establishes a pilot program for pipeline safety enhancement at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This will allow testing of cutting-edge pipeline safety technologies in ever... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights for the U.S. Postal Service

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 174 of her House colleagues, called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to answer for the operational changes implemented at the U.S. Postal Service that impact the ability to deliver mail in a timely and effective manner. In a letter sent yesterday, the Members note that new policies weaken the ability of the Postal Service to respon... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $14.7 Million DOT Grant for METRO

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has been awarded a $14,770,058 grant from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. METRO will use the funding to replace legacy fare payment systems used by regional transit providers in the Houston area. The new fare c... Read More »

Congresswoman Fletcher and Congressman Jack Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Provide Direct Pay for Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced H.R. 7896, the Redeeming Effectiveness to Carbon Oxide Utilization Plus Sequestration (RECOUPS) Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation would provide a direct pay option for Section 45Q tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration. “Investing in carbon capture technology is critical to our... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman Pete Olson Introduce Bipartisan LIFT UP Act to Expand Debt Forgiveness for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) introduced the bipartisan Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act. This legislation extends the six months of debt forgiveness provided by the CARES Act for small businesses that have previously received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “Keeping small... Read More »