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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Cybersecurity Training in JROTC Programs

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(Washington, DC) –Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Conor Lamb (PA-17), and Michael Waltz (FL-06) introduced H.R. 3266, the JROTC Cyber Training Act, bipartisan legislation to direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of students in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) for careers in com... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan Language to Fund Harvey Recovery Signed Into Law

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan efforts to fund disaster recovery became law, as H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, was signed into law with language requiring rules governing the release of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) funds for mitigation projects in Texas, North Ca... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Ocean Exploration

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(As prepared for delivery) Good morning, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment’s hearing entitled “Ocean Exploration: Diving to New Depths and Discoveries.” The Committee is holding this hearing at the beginning of World Oceans Month and Capitol Hill Ocean Week, to celebrate the oceans and the wonders that they hold. I would like to welcome and thank all of our witnesses for being here t... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation to Secure Equal Benefits for Coast Guard Servicemembers

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(Washington, DC) –Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced H.R. 3066, the Coast Guard Personnel Parity Act to make sure Coast Guard servicemembers receive the same benefits and services offered to servicemembers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Currently, Coast Guard officers do not have the same benefits and services offered to other members of the armed forces. Thes... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Holds Community Conversation on Transportation

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Watch here (Houston, TX) – Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a Community Conversation on Transportation with Metro CEO Thomas Lambert, Metro Manager for Regional and Long Range Planning Priya Zachariah, Houston City Council Member At-Large David Robinson, and Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Houston District Engineer Quincy Allen. Congresswoman Fletcher and local ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Blocking of Disaster Relief Bill in the House

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) issued the following statement after Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) objected to the passage of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was agreed to in the Senate and set to be signed by the president: “I am disappointed that a member of the Texas delegation has further delayed desperately needed funds for communities across Texas, including... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Passage of LGBTQ Equality Act

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act of 2019. The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support, 236 to 173. Congresswoman Fletcher has been an advocate for equality throughout her career, fighting against discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. She is an... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) is pleased to announce that Shirley Zhu is the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for her painting, “Shadow Under the Sun.” Zhu’s painting will hang in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year with the artwork from other winners from each Congressional district across the United States. “I am inspired by the work of s... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation to Protect the Health of First Responders Fighting Chemical Fires

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced H.R. 2638, legislation to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidance to protect the health of first responders when using foam containing PFAS to fight fires. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used in a variety of industries. These chemicals are often found in the foam used... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Weather Forecasting

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I would like to welcome and thank all of our witnesses for being here today to discuss the important topic of the U.S. Weather Enterprise and how we can leverage the partnerships between the sectors to improve U.S. weather forecasting and modeling capabilities. The U.S. Weather Enterprise is one of the most robust globally, with NOAA estimating the value ... Read More »

Bipartisan Group of Members Introduce Legislation Calling for Release of Disaster Funds

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Randy Weber (TX-14), Brian Babin (TX-36), Kevin Brady (TX-08), G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), John Carter (TX-31), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Joe Cunningham (SC-01), Bill Flores (TX-17), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (PR-AL), Garret Graves (LA-06), Al Green, (TX-09), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Pete Olson (TX... Read More »

E&E News: Republicans stick with Trump as energy fears rise

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Congressional Republicans are reluctantly backing President Trump's trade war with China, even as they acknowledge that two years of brinkmanship over tariffs threaten to take a toll on the administration's energy dominance agenda. GOP Senate leaders yesterday noted the negative effects of the standoff with China, which escalated Monday when Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights for Disaster Funding for Texas with Passage of Bipartisan Amendment

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06), Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) introduced an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act that passed the House with bipartisan support, 393 to 20, along with the bill. The amendment requires the rules governing the release of Housing and Urban Dev... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Pete Olson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Speed Up Post-Harvey Recovery Projects

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) and representatives from other areas hit by natural disasters, Reps. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Mark Meadows (NC-11), introduced the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act. This legislation will speed up the start of recovery projects after natural disasters, even while waiting for federal assistan... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Amendment to the Climate Action Now Act Passes the House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, 305 to 121. Congresswoman Fletcher’s amendment requires that the Trump administration’s plan to meet goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 includes a savings clause to ensure the plan is technology neutral. This a... Read More »