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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Texas Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Texans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week. The latest round of payments specifically applies to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who do not normally file a tax return. Most payments ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Paycheck Fairness Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. This legislation closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act to help eliminate the gender wage gap and ensure women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House of Representatives... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Testifies in Congress to Build the Ike Dike as Part of American Jobs Plan

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) testified in support of the Texas Coastal Spine project, sometimes referred to as the Ike Dike, and called for it to be included in President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan. A key priority of the American Jobs Plan is strengthening infrastructure in vulnerable coastal areas, making the Texas Gulf Coast one of the most critical areas of focus for t... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1.6 Million for Repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center

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Kendall Library and Community Center Grant Award $1.6 Millon

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Houston will receive $1,656,849 in federal funding for repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center, which closed because of damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. The funding is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Libraries are vital centers across our community, and the damage to the Kendall... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Representative Ann Johnson Host Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care in Texas

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Screenshot: Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care

Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and State Representative Ann Johnson (HD-134) held a virtual town hall on expanding health care in Texas. They discussed efforts at the federal and state levels to make health care more accessible and answered constituent questions. “As the pandemic has shown, keeping our communities healthy by expanding access to health care is essential. Unfortun... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Voter Suppression Bills in Texas Legislature

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement denouncing voter suppression bills, Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6, currently making their way through the Texas Legislature: “Voting is the very foundation of our democratic society—and our success as a democracy depends on protecting it. As Congressman John Lewis often reminded us: the vote is the single most important t... Read More »

American Rescue Plan Provides Critical Support for Families Facing Housing Hardship During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released information on how the American Rescue Plan helps combat housing insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, one in five renters report being behind on rent. In the Houston metro area, 42 percent of adults surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau say they are behind on rent or mortgage payments and worry they face eviction of foreclosure ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations

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Service Academy Nominations

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her nominations for candidates from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District to three of the country’s leading service institutions: the United States Military Academy, Air Force Academy, and Naval Academy. Congresswoman Fletcher also held a virtual reception for the nominees to celebrate their achievement earlier this year. “It is a privilege to... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan HELP Act Passes Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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HELP Act Committee Passage

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1917, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act has passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The HELP Act eliminates unnecessary bureaucratic delays to beginning recovery projects by allowing certain eligible disaster mitigation projects to begin without the risk of losing potential federal funds. ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Houston Delegation Calling on FEMA to Extend Community Vaccination Center at NRG Park

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), together with Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Al Green (TX-09), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), called on FEMA to extend the federally supported Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at NRG Park until May 31, 2021. “The CVC at NRG Park represents our commitment to working together at all levels of government to ensure people in our community are vaccinate... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Families Can Start Saving Money on Health Care Starting Today

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See How Much You Can Save Using This Calculator Starting today, people who enroll for health care through HealthCare.gov will be able to take advantage of increased savings and lower costs provided by the American Rescue Plan. Under the American Rescue Plan, many people who buy their own health insurance directly through the HealthCare.gov marketplace will become eligible to receive increased tax ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Support Texans During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today highlighted how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) supports Texas families, workers, and individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic with the following statement. The ARP provides a new round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to an estimated 88 percent of Texans, expands federal unemployment impact benefits through September 6, 2021, and supports families ... Read More »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Energy and Commerce Committee Investigate Texas Power Grid Failures and Next Steps Forward

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) continued her work investigating the failures of the Texas power grid that occurred during last month’s winter storm and evaluating next steps forward during two Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee hearings held this week. “What we saw in Texas during last month’s winter storm was a catastrophic failure of our electric grid—one that did not have to happen. The... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Questions Social Media CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai on Disinformation Leading to January 6th Capitol Attack

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Today, at an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing focused on social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on their commitment to transparency related to the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. “We've seen that the real-world costs of t... Read More »

TOMORROW: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Mayor Bob Higley to Highlight Critical Relief for West University Place Provided by American Rescue Plan

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TOMORROW, Friday, March 26, at 11:30 AM CT: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and West University Place Mayor Bob Higley will stand with West University leaders to highlight the vital support provided by the American Rescue Plan. West University Place is estimated to receive $3.4 million in federal funding through the COVID-19 relief legislation that was recently signed into law, helping shore... Read More »