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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bill Naming Post Office in Honor of Slain Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced legislation to name a post office in Houston after Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first Sikh police officer to serve in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office while maintaining his articles of faith. Deputy Dhaliwal was killed in the line of duty on September 27, 2019. The bill provides that the post office located at 315 A... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Houston Leaders in Calling on Senate to Pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on today’s press conference, convened by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, where local community leaders urged the United States Senate to hold a vote on H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). VAWA, which passed the House with bipartisan s... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Combat Abusive Robocalls

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined her colleagues in supporting the passage of S. 151, the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. This bill is a combination of the House passed H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act and the Senate passed S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP)

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I would like to join Chairwoman Stevens in welcoming you to today’s joint hearing between the Research and Technology, and Environment subcommittees on reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program or NWIRP. NWIRP was established in 2004 to improve the understanding of windstorms and their impacts, and to work to mitigate those impacts in... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on PHMSA Reauthorization

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 5120, the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Environmentally Responsible (SAFER) Pipelines Act of 2019 in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: “Ensuring that our nation’s pipeline network operates in a safe manner should be a priority for every member of Congress. In pas... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights Against Workplace Violence

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, a bill she co-sponsored, that requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in health care and social services. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support, 251 to 158. Health care and social service wo... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Legislation to Protect Health of First Responders Passes Committee

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) legislation to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidance to protect the health of first responders when using foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to fight fires passed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. PFAS are a group of chemicals used in a variety of industries, including in the f... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the Future of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center

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(Submitted for the record) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment’s hearing entitled “A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction.” I would like to thank all of our witnesses for being here today to discuss the current state and future of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center, or EPIC, and its role in improving U.S. weather fo... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Bill to Reauthorize and Reform the Export-Import Bank

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act, which will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (“EXIM Bank”) for ten years and will increase the agency’s lending authority from $135 billion to $175 billion over a seven-year period, among other improvements. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support, 23... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Proposes Tax Credit To Incentivize the Use of Natural Gas

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced H.R. 5089, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit (AFTC) Extension Act of 2019, which extends the $0.50 per gallon excise tax credit on alternative fuel used as motor fuel, including compressed, liquefied, and renewable natural gas, among others. “This tax credit encourages investments in c... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on President Trump’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: “Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement further isolates the United States and tells the world we are not a reliable partner. That is not who we are, and it is not who we should be. We need American engagement now more than ever... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Vote

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the resolution directing committees of jurisdiction to continue their investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives impeachment inquiry and establishing further procedures: “The matters before the Congress are matters of utmost importance for our country and ou... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Congratulates World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in game seven to win the 2019 World Series Championship: “Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on a hard-won World Series. Your teamwork, drive, and energy are inspiring, and the D.C. fans’ warm welcome to visiting Houstonians was a great reminde... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Questions Boeing CEO on Recent Crashes

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) questioned Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, and Boeing Chief Engineer of Commercial Airplanes division, John Hamilton, about Boeing’s design, development, certification, and promotion of the Boeing 737 MAX plane. Over the last six months, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has carried out an investigation of Boeing and ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Impose Sanctions on Turkey

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 4695, the bipartisan Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act, which imposes sanctions against Turkey for the invasion of northern Syria. It passed the House with bipartisan support, 403 to 16. “Turkey’s aggression in Syria has further destabilized the region,” said Congresswoman Fletcher. “It is important that ou... Read More »