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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Requests Information on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) and more than 50 members of Congress in a letter to President Trump asking for more information on his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the Syrian Turkish border. “We believe your decision to withdraw U.S. personnel from the area will have far-reaching diplomatic and national security implications: it ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Letter to HUD Requesting Waiver to Expedite Recovery Process

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and members of the Houston delegation wrote to the Regional Environmental Officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) supporting the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) interpretation of a waiver to reduce the area around a home that must be included for environmental reviews of disaster recovery projects. GLO requested ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Convenes Gun Safety Summit with Houston Leaders

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) convened community leaders for a summit on gun safety, “Working Together for Safer Communities.” Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), whose district encompasses Parkland, FL, joined her in facilitating the conversation. Other participants included Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, State Representative Jon Rosenthal, Houston Police Departmen... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Resolution To Honor Lt. Sandeep Dhaliwal

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution to honor Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, September 27, 2019. Lt. Dhaliwal was the first Sikh police officer to serve in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office while maintaining his articles of faith. “Lt. Dhaliwal’s death is a... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere Special Report

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate detailing the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans and ice: “The health of Earth’s oceans and ice is vital to the existence of plant and animal species, the infra... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Impeachment

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement: “Over the past few days, we have learned that the President of the United States used the powers of the presidency to request a foreign government to investigate a potential political opponent, while withholding taxpayer-funded aid. “At the same time, we have learned that, during this period, a whistl... Read More »

Congresswoman Fletcher Supports Legislation To Protect the Rights of American Workers and Consumers

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, legislation she cosponsored, which passed the House with bipartisan support, 225 to 186, and which included her amendment to the bill that passed unanimously. The FAIR Act prohibits the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration provisions—“forced ... Read More »

Congresswoman Fletcher Votes To Maintain American Energy Independence

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Fletcher (TX-07) voted against bills intended to stop domestic offshore oil and gas exploration, including H.R. 1941, the Coast and Marine Economies Protection Act and H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019. “Offshore exploration is a critical part of our energy mix and essential to our energy independence and economic stabilit... Read More »

Efforts to block offshore drilling ultimately harm climate change fight

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This week, the House of Representatives will consider two bills that would significantly curtail domestic offshore oil and gas exploration. H.R. 1941, “the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act,” and H.R. 205, “the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019” reflect a lack of understanding about where our energy comes from and how we solve the climate crisis. In the early 2000s,... Read More »

As Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey Approaches, Fletcher’s Bipartisan Legislation Brings Promised Recovery Funding To Texas

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(Houston, TX) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the rules for the Federal Register governing the release of HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) funds for mitigation projects. This action was spurred by the passage of H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which included Fletcher’s bipartisan amendment, which set a d... Read More »

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 »