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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations

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(Houston, TX) – 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, Air Force, and Naval Academies. Last night, Congresswoman Fletcher held a reception for the nominees to celebrate their accomplishments. “I am honored to nominate such ded... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds Senate Passage of USMCA

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, released the following statement after Senate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Trade with Mexico and Canada is an integral part of our economy in Houston and in Texas. It accounts for billions of dollars and millions of jobs, which is why I worked ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Ensure Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Can Get the Debt Relief They Are Owed Under the Law

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of a resolution to make sure students who have been defrauded by their schools can receive the student loan debt relief they are owed under the law. Congress passed legislation under the Higher Education Act to give students the right to apply for a discharge of federal student loan debt if they were defrauded by thei... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of Sending Articles of Impeachment to the Senate

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H. Res. 798 to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate. The resolution passed 228-193. “Today the House voted on a resolution to move forward with the next step in the impeachment process: sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. I voted in favor of this resolution because the American people h... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads First Energy Subcommittee Hearing as Chair; Delivers Opening Remarks

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy’s first hearing of 2020, and her first as Chair of the Energy Subcommittee after her election last week. Today’s hearing focused on research in the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Congresswoman Fletcher’s opening remarks as prepared for delivery... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Statement Following Tragic Shooting at Bellaire High School

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after a tragic shooting at Bellaire High School caused the death of a 19 year-old student: “My thoughts today are with the family and friends of the Bellaire student who was shot and killed on campus yesterday afternoon, as well as the students, faculty, and staff at Bellaire as they process this tragi... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Demands General Land Office Improve Draft State Action Plan to Better Address Houston Recovery Needs

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher released her comments submitted to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) on the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation Action Plan (Draft State Action Plan) for the distribution of federal funding to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, Congresswoman Fletcher notes that in its current form, th... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds Passage of Legislation Honoring President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) applauded House passage of the bipartisan President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act. In honor of the life and legacy of President Bush and the First Lady, the bill requires the issuance of one-dollar coins bearing their images for a one-year period. Congresswoman Fletcher, who currently represents the same dist... Read More »

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

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House as a part of H.R. 535, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. Fletcher introduced H.R. 2638 last year, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidance for firefighters and other first responders on how to minimize the ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Statement on Vote in Support of War Powers Resolution

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of the War Powers Resolution. The Resolution reaffirms the limits imposed on the President under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, and it directs the President to terminate the use of the United States military in hostilities against Iran unless Congress authorizes them or their use is necessary to defend against an ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher To Chair House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was elected Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. “As a representative for the energy capital of the world, I have worked with my colleagues, subject matter experts, and my constituents to learn about, invest in, and advocate for energy resources and technology. I am proud to contin... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement Following Last Night’s Iranian Missile Attacks on Iraqi Military Base

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), issued the following statement after Iran launched missiles at an Iraqi military base housing American troops: “I am thankful that no Americans were harmed during last night’s Iranian missile attack, but I remain highly concerned by the series of events that have led our country into direct confrontation with Iran. Recent events have... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Favor of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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(Washington, DC) — Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA makes critical improvements to the trade agreement between our countries, includes strong environmental standards, creates enforceable labor standards, and maintains Congress’ authority to bring down the cost of pharmaceutical drugs. “In Houston and Texas, t... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Shares Her Thoughts With Constituents on Articles of Impeachment

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(Washington, DC) – This morning, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), shared the following thoughts on last night’s vote on the Articles of Impeachment with her constituents: “I spent much of the day in the House chamber listening to my colleagues debate the Articles of Impeachment. The debate among my colleagues was not unlike the debate among our neighbors at home, many of whom I have heard fr... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extension in Tax Extender Package

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(Washington, DC) – Today, a short-term extension of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill, H.R. 5089, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit (AFTC) Extension Act of 2019, was included in the year-end tax extenders package. The language extends the $0.50 per gallon excise tax credit on alternative fuel used as motor fuel, for compressed natural gas (CNG), ... Read More »