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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Legislation Undermining Public Schools

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against the disingenuously named Parents Bill of Rights Act, H.R. 5, which creates unnecessary and burdensome reporting requirements for schools, diverts essential resources, promotes censorship, and creates a hostile school environment for LGBTQI+ students. Instead, Fletcher voted for alternative legislation House Democrats offered that, if enact...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announces secured funding for Harris County to help vulnerable residents

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HOUSTON – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced on Thursday that up to $1,000,000 in federal funding has been secured for Harris County Public Health to reduce homelessness. In a news release, the funds will gear towards the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self Sufficiency Harris County (ACCESS), a program that strengthens Harris County’s safety net system by identifying the county’s u...

More federal funding headed to Harris County for aiding vulnerable communities

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Earlier today, U.S. Representative from Houston, Lizzie Fletcher, announced that she has secured an additional $1 million in federal funding for aiding vulnerable populations in the Houston area. Harris County Health Department's ACCESS Program aims to provide resources for 5 primary areas of focus: violence prevention, Black maternal health, re-entry of formerly incarcerated individuals, youth tr...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on TEA Takeover of HISD

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the Texas Education Agency (TEA) sent a notice to Houston Independent School District (HISD) that it intends to replace Houston ISD's superintendent and elected trustees with an appointed superintendent and board of managers in the next few months. “I am deeply disappointed by what we have seen from the TEA—both in...

School, community, government leaders react to TEA's plan to take over Houston ISD

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A statement from the Houston Independent School District's board of education reads: "HID has received official notice that the Texas Education Agency intends to replace Houston ISD’s superintendent and elected trustees of the Board of Education with an appointed superintendent and board of managers in the next few months. The Board is reviewing this notice to determine next steps. In the meantime...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Named Chair of New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force

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Today, the New Democrat Coalition announced that Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will serve as Chair of its Trade Task Force. “Texas’ Seventh Congressional District is a center for global trade, and I am proud to be appointed Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, where I will continue to work to develop policy that recognizes the importance of trade in our economy and the opp...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Texas for Medication Abortion

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after a Texas man filed suit against three women in state district court in Galveston County for wrongful death for allegedly assisting his ex-wife in terminating her pregnancy: “The lawsuit filed yesterday in Galveston County against Texas women makes plain not only the extent but the intent of the extreme, dangerous ef...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Expedite U.S. LNG Exports to NATO Allies

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3.9 American Gas for Allies Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced the American Gas for Allies Act to allow U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to receive expedited approval from the Department of Energy to export LNG from the U.S. to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries. Currently, under the Natural Gas Act, countries that have free trade agreements with the U.S. automatically receive e...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Holds Across the Aisles Event in Montrose To Hear Directly From Residents in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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2.23 Across the Aisles Collage

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held her signature “Across the Aisles” event at Kroger’s Montrose store on West Gray to meet with residents from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, provide them with an opportunity to learn about the services her office provides, and ask questions about issues important to them. “I enjoyed visiting with TX-07 neighbors about all kinds of things,” said Cong...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Delivers $5 Million for Houston METRO Bus Route with Highest Ridership in Texas

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2.22 Westheimer BOOST Press Conference

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a press conference with Houston METRO to highlight $5,000,000 in federal funding that she secured through congressional appropriations for Houston METRO’s Westheimer BOOST Project. Houston METRO Board Chair Sanjay Ramabhadran, Houston METRO President Tom Lambert, Westchase District Representative Jim Murphy, and Montrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Pr...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Help Communities Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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Broadband Incentives for Communities Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced the Broadband Incentives for Communities Act, which creates a grant program to provide local and state governments with the resources to facilitate, modernize, and streamline broadband upgrades and deployment. “Broadband infrastructure is essential infrastructure,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the n...

Following Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Advocacy, City of Houston Awarded Federal Funding To Improve Transportation in Gulfton

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Houston will receive $552,160 in federal funding through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program—a program established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—for the Reconnecting Communities: Gulfton and Beyond Study. The grant will fund a 12-month study and community-driven planning process...

U.S. second gentleman discusses antisemitism with Houston Jewish leaders, enjoys meal at Kenny & Ziggy’s

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A small group of dignitaries held a 90-minute conversation Feb. 17 with second gentleman Douglas Emhoff and SBA administrator and Cabinet member Isabella Casillas Guzman. U.S. Reps. Lizzie Fletcher, Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green were part of the conversation on antisemitism, security and the community, along with members of the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Evelyn Rubenstein...

Westheimer Bus Improvements Get $5M Boost from Feds

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By: Dug Begley Houston has a Main Street, two of them in fact, but its actual main street — Westheimer — is about to get a lot of attention from downtown to the western edge of the metro area as part of regional transit plans. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston and Metropolitan Transit Authority officials announced Wednesday that $5 million in federal funding will go to spruce up and rebuild segments...