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As Trump Administration Works To Overturn Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Speaks on House Floor To Protect Health Care for Texans

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) took to the House floor to speak on the importance of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. On Monday, Congresswoman Fletcher voted to pass this critical legislation to expand health coverage, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and expand protections for people with pr... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Pass Critical Infrastructure Legislation; Fletcher’s Bipartisan Amendments Pass House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Congresswoman Fletcher secured several bipartisan amendments in this bill to improveinfrastructure resiliency, expand federal support for natural gas and propane as alternative fu... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Reports that Russia Offered Afghan Militants Bounties on U.S. Troops

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on reports that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing American troops: “The reports that a Russian military intelligence unit offered to pay Afghan militants to kill American soldiers are incredibly disturbing and must be taken seriously. The President of the United States must publicly... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Expand Health Care Protections, Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Actand make health care and prescription drugs more affordable. This legislation passed with bipartisan support, 234-179. “For people across our district, concerns about health care are paramount. We... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Federal Government Extending Support for Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Sites

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after the Department and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will extend its support for community-based testing sites in Houston. This announcement comes after the Administration planned to withdraw federal support of these sites at the end of the month. Earlier this week, Congresswoman Fletche... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation implements reforms to create stronger systems of transparency and accountability in policing across the country. Congresswoman Fletcher is a cosponsor of the legislation, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, 236-181. “The... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-sponsors Legislation to Establish Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that she joined Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) as an original co-sponsor of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, H.R. 7232, to designate June 19 as federal holiday each year. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas that “all slaves are free” and that there would be “an... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Critical Bipartisan Amendments in INVEST in America Act; Bill Passes Committee and Heads to Floor for Final Vote

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured several bipartisan amendments in the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 7095, to help improve infrastructure resiliency, expand federal support for natural gas and propane as alternative fuels, and ensure high-speed rail projects, like the Texas high-speed train project, can secure the funding they need. The INVEST (Investing in a New Vision f... Read More »

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher with Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award

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(Houston, TX) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award. This distinction honors the top 20 members of the House of Representatives and top 10 Senators who have demonstrated bipartisan leadership critical to advancing policies that support America’s free enterprise system. “It is an honor to receive this r... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces More than $2.4 Million for Congregation Beth Yeshurun

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $2,410,414 in federal funding for Congregation Beth Yeshurun. These funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair the synagogue from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. “After Hurricane Harvey, Houstonians came together in an outpou... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, legislation introduced this week by the Congressional Black Caucus to create stronger systems of transparency and accountability in policing across the country and to safeguard every American’s right to safety and justice. “I am proud to co-s... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on President Trump’s Press Conference in the Rose Garden

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference in the Rose Garden yesterday, threatening to use the U.S. military against protesters across the country: “At this time of great pain and crisis, the President has failed to perform the important role that belongs uniquely to his office: to bring Americans together and ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Protests in Houston and Across the Country

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the killing of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the country: “Over the last week, as our country witnessed and confronted the killing of George Floyd, Americans have been speaking out about the failure of policing and the failure of justice that his death represents—failures with deep root... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Issues Statement in Honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month offers Americans an opportunity to celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s extraordinary achievements and all they have done to shape our country’s history. Here in Houston, we see that impa... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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(Washington, DC) — Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District’s 2020 Congressional Art Competition for her painting titled Reaching Out. “It was a pleasure to host our second annual Congressional Art Competition, and I am thrilled to announce this year’s winner, Sharon Han, who beautifully captured... Read More »