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Reps. Lizzie Fletcher and Jan Schakowsky Introduce Toxic-Free Beauty Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced the Toxic-Free Beauty Act, legislation that prohibits the use of certain hazardous chemicals from personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products sold in the United States. Some of the chemicals used to create personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products have been linked to ser...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, United States Postal Office, and Community Members Dedicate Local Post Office in Honor of Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), in partnership with the United States Postal Service, held a ceremony to dedicate the post office at 315 Addicks-Howell Road in Houston, Texas as the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office. The post office’s namesake, the late Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dhaliwal, was a nationally recognized figure for his successful efforts to be afforded...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Urges End to Harmful Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Allies and Close Trading Partners

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Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind (WI-03) and Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Vice Chair for Policy Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, urging them to transition away from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum on our allies and...

Ahead of Reconciliation, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Urges Additional Funding to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Flood Mitigation

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led members of the Texas Congressional delegation in a letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) urging inclusion of robust funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in its portion of the Build Back Better Act to address the nearly $100 billion backlog of authorized projects. “As our community reco...

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher And Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Invest In and Improve Mental Health Care

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Today, Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to help improve mental health care for people across the country. Through the pandemic, Americans have experienced increased rates of anxiety, depression, and trauma, with an approximately 4 in 10 adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. Recent Census data shows, how...

Op-Ed: Preparation for peak hurricane season must include protection against COVID-19

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Climate change is bringing more uncertainty in our daily lives. As the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made clear, climate change is affecting many weather and climate events in every region across the globe. These climate extremes include more intense hurricanes with increased precipitation rates, much like what we saw with Hurricane Harvey in 2017. As we approach t...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hold Roundtable with Energy Leaders on Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a roundtable discussion focused on critical cybersecurity challenges facing our country. With representatives from industry and academia, the group emphasized a collective imperative to increase engagement and collaboration on emerging best practices to combat increased cyber threats to our energy sector. C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg Highlight Critical Water Infrastructure Funds for Included in House-Passed Legislation

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Thursday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), City of Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg, and Bellaire leaders highlighted a critical water infrastructure project for the City of Bellaire that recently passed the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Fletcher worked to secure $782,000 in funding for the City of Bellaire to address the waterline infrastructure and improve water distribution and w...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on Four-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

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(Houston, TX) — Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual Hurricane Harvey Community Conversation last night marking four years after the storm hit Houston. The event featured U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Commander Colonel Timothy Vail, Harris County Flood Control District Interim Executive Director Alan Black, and Houston Chief Recovery Officer Steve Costello. They ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Protect Voting Rights; John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This legislation restores the full protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and restores federal oversight for states with a recent history of voter discrimination. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of this legislation, which passed the House of Representatives, 219-21...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces New Legislation to Help Communities Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced new legislation, the Broadband Incentives for Communities Act, to help communities across the country upgrade and expand their broadband infrastructure. Over the past decade, Congress has invested $12 billion for communities to deploy broadband, and as Congress moves to pass an infrastructure package with additional broadband inve...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-Sponsors the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives today. “The right to vote is sacred, and our success as a democracy depends on protecting it. Over the past year, we have seen states, including Texas, advance bills that violate this s...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

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Today, Congresswoman Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan: “Earlier today, I participated in a briefing with the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and members of Congress on the situation in Afghanistan, and I continue to monitor the situation closely. My thoughts are with our American troops, civilian personnel, and ...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Speaks on House Floor to Honor David Castro

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ICYMI: Last month, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) spoke on the House floor to honor David Castro, a TX-07 constituent who tragically died on July 7 after being shot in a road rage incident on his way home from an Astros game last month. Congresswoman Fletcher took to the House floor to share the wish of David’s family – that we remember him by performing random acts of kindness. Below are ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and the Houston community in H.R. 4502, a package of seven government appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives. The appropriations package included four of Congresswoman Fletcher’s community funded projects totaling more than $2 million in funds directed to the Houst...