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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls On House and Senate Leadership To Take Immediate Action to Address Rising Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) and 46 members of Congress to call on House and Senate leadership to take immediate action to address the rising threat posed by white supremacist terrorism. “In the wake of the El Paso shootings, it is clear that terrorists motivated by a common white supremacist ideology are committing deadly attacks ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Bill To Improve Conditions in Migrant Facilities on the Border

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) supported the passage of H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standard for Individuals in CBP Custody Act. Fletcher is a co-sponsor of the legislation, introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36). H.R. 3239 improves conditions in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities where migrants are held after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. It includes requirement... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Combat Robocalls and Abusive Telephone Scams

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 3375, the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, to bring much needed relief to Americans threatened by abusive robocall practices. Last year, an estimated 47.8 billion robocalls were placed nationwide, an increase of 17 billion calls over the previous year, which represent a rising risk to the American people as robocalle... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect Texas’ Venezuelan Community

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 549, the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, which permits Venezuelans to qualify for temporary protected status (TPS). The bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support 272 to 158. The TPS program was established in 1990 for nationals in the United States from countries affected by violence or natural disast... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Passage of Bill Combating Sexual Harassment in STEM

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) applauds the passage of H.R. 36, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019, which addresses sexual harassment in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by supporting sexual harassment research and efforts to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Fletcher is a co-sponsor of H.R. 36, which passed t... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Coast Guard Benefits Bill Passes Out of the House

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bill, the Coast Guard Personnel Parity Act, was included in the bipartisan H.R. 3409 Coast Guard Authorization Act and passed the House of Representatives today. Congresswoman Fletcher introduced H.R. 3066, the Coast Guard Personnel Parity Act on June 5, 2019 to address inequity of benefits between Coast Guard servicemembers and other memb... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Protect Pension Plan Investments for Hard Working Americans

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (also known as the Butch Lewis Act), which establishes the Pension Rehabilitation Administration (PRA) within the Treasury Department to allow pension plans to borrow the money they need to remain solvent, and continue providing retirement security for decades to co... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Holds Congressional Field Hearing on Hurricane Science In Houston

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment hosted members of Congress in Houston for a field hearing, “Weathering the Storm: Improving Resiliency through Research”. The members in attendance included Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Field Hearing on Hurricane Resiliency in Houston

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment’s field hearing on hurricane and coastal resilience research. I am glad we are able to hold this hearing in Houston today, and I am pleased to welcome our witnesses, including two Houstonians, Dr. Rifai and Mr. Blackburn, and my colleagues. I thank Chairwoman Johnson for making this field hearing possible. H... Read More »

More than 1,000 Constituents Participate in Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Telephone Town Hall

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held her first telephone town hall this week, and more than 1,000 constituents participated. Congresswoman Fletcher answered their questions on issues including election security, border security, the environment, and health care. One caller asked Congresswoman Fletcher to look into H.R. 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Traini... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Lift Up American Workers and the Economy

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, to gradually increase the federal minimum wage in the United States to $15 per hour over six years. The bill passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support, 231 to 199. The legislation will mean 33 million Americans and more than 100,000 Houstonians will get a raise. The b... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which repeals the 40% excise tax on “premium” health care plans known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The bill passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support, 419 to 6. The “Cadillac Tax” would have worked as an incentive for employers to re... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Joint Environment and Oversight Hearing on EPA Advisory Committees

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I would like to join Chairwoman Sherrill in welcoming all of our witnesses to today’s hearing on advisory committees at the EPA. The EPA is at its core a public health agency. It works to protect all Americans, especially the most vulnerable populations, from polluted air, water, and soil. The EPA promulgates environmental standards and protections that ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the President’s Remarks Against Members of Congress

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement regarding remarks made by President Trump about members of Congress on Twitter yesterday and at the White House today: “Yesterday, the President of the United States made comments on Twitter urging some of my colleagues in Congress to ‘go back [to the] places from which they came.’ Today, he repeated those comm... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Announced ICE Raids

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement regarding reports of President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to conduct raids in cities across the United States this weekend, including Houston: “Public safety is the first responsibility of government. We must ensure that keeping the public safe is effective ... Read More »