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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Protect Afghan Partners and Expedite SIV Process

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, a bill designed to protect our country’s Afghan partners and expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of this bipartisan legislation, which passed the House of...

TOMORROW: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Child Tax Credit Community Conversation

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Child Tax Credit Community Conversation

TOMORROW, Friday, July 23, at 10:00 AM, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a virtual Community Conversation on the Child Tax Credit with representatives from the IRS and BakerRipley. With the first payments of this vital support sent to families just last week, this Community Conversation will allow members of the community to learn more about this benefit and ask questions of the exp...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Protect First Responders and Environment from PFAS Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House of Representatives as a part of H.R. 2467, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. The PFAS Action Act helps improve the safety of drinking water for communities across the country by preventing the contamination of wells and watersheds by these harmful chemicals....

Congresswoman Fletcher Votes in Support of the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. This legislation will restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) authority to return money to victims of frauds and scams. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of the legislation, which passed the House of Representatives, 221-205. “Congress has acted swiftly to res...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures $13.6 Million For Projects Benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and Houston Community

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced she has secured $13,681,835 for local projects benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and the Houston community in appropriations legislation that will be considered by the House of Representatives in coming weeks. These projects will provide funding for the Harris County Flood Control District, the City of Houston Police, Fire, and ...

Working to Get Tax Credits for Children Who Need It Most

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On the first day of the Child Tax Credit payments hitting bank accounts Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher held a round table at her office that included representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Lone Star Aid, and BakerRipley, which have been working to ensure vulnerable families are able to receive this relief. They also had members of families present that could most use the monthly credit....

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable to Highlight New Monthly Child Tax Credit for Families Across Houston

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Today, as monthly Child Tax Credit payments from the American Rescue Plan begin to go out, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable to discuss this critical support for families across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. She was joined by TX-07 families who will benefit from the Child Tax Credit, as well as representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Lone Star Legal Aid,...

Fletcher: Monthly tax payments will help parents cover growing childcare expenses

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A record number of families will receive increased support for childcare expenses as tax credit payments begin reaching bank accounts today. U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston held a round table event with representatives from BakerRipley, the IRS and Lone Star Legal Aid on July 15 to help local families learn more about the legislation that was approved in March. As part of the American Rescue ...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Efforts in Congress to Advance Voting Rights Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) spoke on Houston Matters about the efforts in Congress to advance federal legislation to protect the right to vote. This comes after members of the Texas House flew to Washington, D.C., breaking quorum to block two bills that would add new voting restrictions across Texas. You can listen to the interview with Houston Matters here. An abbreviated transcr...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge

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2021 App Challenge. Submissions due November 1

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) called on students across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District to submit their apps to the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The annual competition, run by Congresswoman Fletcher’s office and judged by digital professionals in the district, provides an opportunity for student coders to hone their skills in an increasingly digital world. “I am excited ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2021 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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2021 Mid-Year Report Cover

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released her 2021 Mid-Year Report detailing her work in the first half of this year. The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s constituent casework successes, support available to families through the American Rescue Plan, legislation Congresswoman Fletcher has introduced, and more. “It is an honor to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures $20 Million for TX-07 in House Infrastructure Package

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Today, Congressman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that she secured $20 million in funding for two key infrastructure projects in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District as part of the House of Representatives’ infrastructure legislation, the INVEST in America Act. The House is expected to vote on final passage of the INVEST in America Act tomorrow, July 1, 2021. “Across our district, we know the ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Kunyang Li has been selected as the winner of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition for his piece, Essential Cowboy. “I am pleased to announce Kunyang Li as our art competition champion with his thoughtful piece celebrating one of the essential workers who helped keep the world turning while so much of it c...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award for Second Year in a Row

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was awarded the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award for 2021. This award recognizes members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward. “I am honored to receive the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commer...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 5,000 Cases Closed on Behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District Residents

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5,000 Cases Closed

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her office has successfully closed 5,000 constituent cases for residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Her office provides assistance for residents with their cases before federal agencies, ranging from assistance obtaining benefits from Social Security, Veterans’ Administration, and Medicare; obtaining visas and renewing pass...