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EPA Announces Texas Organizations to Receive Over $3 Million for Air Monitoring Projects

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By: Jennah Durant and Joe Robledo The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that six Texas organizations will receive $3,050,010 from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in marginalized communities. The project is focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution, supportin...

Indian-American Sikh Police Officer Sandeep Dhaliwal's Murderer Sentenced To Death

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By: Press Trust of India Houston: Robert Solis, the man convicted of murdering Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first turbaned Indian-American Sikh police officer in the US state of Texas while making a traffic stop in 2019, has been sentenced to death, according to a police official. The verdict was handed down by the jury, a panel made up of citizens. Solis showed no emotion as the sentence was read on Wed...

Beth Yeshurun Officially Designated Texas Historic Landmark

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By: Daniel Bissonnet The much-anticipated installation of a Texas Historical Commission Landmark at Congregation Beth Yeshurun was conducted on Sunday, Oct. 23. More than 100 congregants, synagogue leaders, government officials and others attended the ceremony. The Commission designated Beth Yeshurun as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2019, but the pandemic delayed the installation ceremony ...

Beth Yeshurun Officially Designated Texas Historic Landmark

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By: Daniel Bissonnet The much-anticipated installation of a Texas Historical Commission Landmark at Congregation Beth Yeshurun was conducted on Sunday, Oct. 23. More than 100 congregants, synagogue leaders, government officials and others attended the ceremony. The Commission designated Beth Yeshurun as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2019, but the pandemic delayed the installation ceremony ...

How Many Texans Have Won the Nobel Prize? Here is a list.

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By: DALIA FAHEID On Friday, one of 343 candidates will be crowned with the world’s most elite award — the Nobel Peace Prize. The winner, announced in Oslo, Norway, will go down in history with the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev, Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela. On Dec. 10, they’ll receive $900,000 along with a diploma and gold medal. Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine a...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 9,000 Cases Closed on Behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District Residents

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Houston, TX—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her office has successfully closed 9,000 cases for residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Her office assists residents with matters before federal agencies, including obtaining benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Medicare, as well as addressing matters before the Small Business Administration, United S...

Lawmakers Voice Support for Houston's Hydrogen Hub Bid as DOE Opens $8B Funding Opportunity

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By: Chris Mathews Several Houston-area lawmakers are onboard with the region's goal to develop a global clean hydrogen hub. Local U.S. representatives from the Texas delegation, including Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, voiced bipartisan support for the Department of Energy to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under a program created by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment ...

Lawmakers Voice Support for Houston's Hydrogen Hub Bid as DOE Opens $8B Funding Opportunity

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By: Chris Mathews Several Houston-area lawmakers are onboard with the region's goal to develop a global clean hydrogen hub. Local U.S. representatives from the Texas delegation, including Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, voiced bipartisan support for the Department of Energy to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under a program created by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment ...

Texas Makes Case To Lead National Clean Hydrogen Push

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By: James Osborne Mostly used by oil refineries and fertilizer plants, hydrogen is a relatively small industry -- for which the Gulf Coast has long been the hub. But with countries around the world looking at hydrogen as a low-carbon source of energy, hydrogen could become a whole lot larger, replacing petroleum-based fuels for trucks, ships and other heavy duty transport, as well as natural gas u...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Legislation To Increase Mental Health Resources

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Mental Health Matters Act, H.R. 7780, to strengthen school-based behavioral health care, ensure access to mental health and substance use disorder benefits for youth and adults, and assist college students in accessing disability support services. “It is critical that we equip schools and universities with the resources they need to en...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill To Help Disabled Veterans Access Vehicles Passes House

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AUTO For Veterans Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano’s (CA-41) Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, H.R. 3304, passed the House. This bill expands the eligibility for disabled veterans to obtain vehicles modified for their disabilities. “In Houston and in communities across the country, cars are essential transp...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds the House for Passing the AUTO for Veterans Act, Urges the Senate to Quickly Pass

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement today in response to the House passing H.R. 3304, also known as the AUTO for Veterans Act. This revised legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an additional automobile allowance immediately to eligible veterans if 25 years have elapsed since the date they received their first ...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds the House for Passing the AUTO for Veterans Act, Urges the Senate to Quickly Pass

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement today in response to the House passing H.R. 3304, also known as the AUTO for Veterans Act. This revised legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an additional automobile allowance immediately to eligible veterans if 25 years have elapsed since the date they received their first ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen Coastal Revenue Sharing Program

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RISEE Act Introduced

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07), Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), and Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) introduced the bipartisan Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. This legislation would help protect coastal communities by creating a new stream of funding for coastal infrastructure and flood resiliency projects and help incen...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Lead Bipartisan Effort Advocating for Hydrogen Hub to be Established in Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) led ten of their colleagues in the Texas Delegation in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, making the case for the Department to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under the program created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which President Biden ...