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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Houston Forensic Science Center Where Federal Funding for Project is Expected to Help Address Criminal Evidence Backlog at Houston Police Department

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Houston, TX—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) toured the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) to see how the $963,000 in federal funding she secured for HFSC will help implement the Forensic Evidence Data System Improvement Project. HFSC President and CEO Dr. Peter Stout led the tour for the Congresswoman, along with Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Keith Seafous, other polic...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver Introduce Legislation To Help Heirs’ Property Landowners Prove Ownership and Receive Disaster Relief

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) introduced a two-bill legislative package seeking to assist heirs’ property owners as they seek assistance with disaster relief, clearing title, and estate planning. Heirs’ property is family land inherited without a will or legal documentation of ownership....

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Security Funding Legislation To Support Allies and Deliver Humanitarian Aid

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for four bills that provide critical aid to our allies and address national security concerns: the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 8035), the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 8034), the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 8036), and the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Town Hall Reviewing First Quarter of 2024

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Yesterday evening, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a telephone town hall, where she provided an update on Congress’ work this year and her work for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, answering questions from constituents. “I was glad to share an update with residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District on issues affecting our community and what Congress has done to address them...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen Introduce Legislation To Examine Impact of Tariffs on Products Used by Women, Underserved Communities

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) introduced the Pink Tariffs Study Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Treasury to conduct a study on potential gender bias and regressivity within the U.S. tariff system and report the findings to Congress. The introduction of this legislation follows reports that the U.S. tariff schedule places h...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones Highlight Federal Funding To Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in Alief

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Alief community leaders Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones, Alief ISD Superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays, Harris County Toll Road Authority Roberto Treviño, Westchase District CEO Irma Sanchez, and representatives from the office of City Council Member Tiffany Thomas to announce $1,200,000 in federal funding to allow Harris County to develop ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Gulfton Area Site Where Federal Grant Project Is Expected To Boost Walkability, Improve Drainage, and Mitigate Heat

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) toured areas of Gulfton where a federal grant will enable comprehensive infrastructure improvements to construct and repair sidewalks, improve drainage with green stormwater infrastructure, and plant trees, benefiting more than 37,000 residents in the neighborhood. The tour comes after Congresswoman Fletcher helped secure $43,438,830 for the City of Hou...

Fletcher Touts Fort Bend's "Collaborative Nature" During Talk

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U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, whose Houston-based 7th Texas District includes part of Fort Bend County, told an audience at the Safari Texas Ranch event center last week that the area serves as a model for how politics at the national level and work better. First elected in 2018 and reelected twice since, Fletcher, a Democrat, has represented the eastern-most part of Fort Bend after redistricting fol...

ACES Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Mark Amodei Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming Strong U.S.-Canada Relationship

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02), Co-Chairs of the American Canadian Economy and Security (ACES) Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution Reaffirming the deep and steadfast United States-Canada partnership and the ties that bind the two countries in support of economic and national security, H.Res. 1053. “For more than a century, the United States and Can...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Celebrates Announcement of $200 Million Grant for Company in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District To Decarbonize Energy

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) celebrated the Biden administration’s announcement that it will award $200 million to T.EN Stone & Webster Process Technology, Inc. to decarbonize ethanol. “I am thrilled that the Biden administration will award $200 million to decarbonize ethanol to T.EN Stone & Webster Process Technology, Inc. in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District,” said Congresswo...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Fund Government

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.Res. 1102, which extends government funding through the end of Fiscal Year 2024, September 30, 2024. “Keeping our government funded and functioning is a fundamental responsibility of Congress,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “I am pleased that this legislation adheres to the Fiscal Responsibi...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1.2 Million in Federal Funding To Support Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in Alief

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced Harris County Precinct Four will receive $1,200,000 from the Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program—a program established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). These funds will allow Harris County to develop safe pedestrian and cycling connections between communities on both sides of the Westpark ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort Urging Extension of Disaster Recovery Grant Funding

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led all members of the Harris County congressional delegation in a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development urging the extension of two disaster recovery grant contracts. This extension will allow Harris County Flood Control District to utilize fully Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Community Development B...

Following Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Advocacy, City of Houston Awarded More Than $43 Million To Support Flood and Heat Mitigation, Pedestrian Safety, and Green Space in Gulfton

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the City of Houston will receive $43,438,830 from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Neighborhood Access and Equity Program—a program established in the Inflation Reduction Action (IRA). This grant will fund the construction and repair of sidewalks, creation of green stormwater infrastructure as well as curb and gutter drainage, and the ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Bill To Protect National Security from Foreign Adversary-Controlled Apps

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, H.R. 7521. This bill requires any application operating in the U.S. that is found to be controlled by a foreign adversary, including TikTok, to be divested from that foreign adversary within six months of the bill’s enactment. “Our government has a long his...