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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Remove Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.J.Res 79, a bipartisan resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA would amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee women equal rights under the law. The resolution passed the House yesterday 232-183. The ERA states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be den... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement Regarding Introduction of the Ban Fracking Act

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher makes the following statement expressing her opposition to the Ban Fracking Act that was introduced in Congress today: “Today, some of my colleagues introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) nationwide. This legislation is misguided. I do not support this bill or any similar proposal to ban... Read More »

Next Wednesday: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Community Conversation on Health Care

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(Houston, TX) – Next Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 6:30 PM: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a community conversation on health care at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church West Campus. Congresswoman Fletcher will be joined by a panel of experts on health care. The Congresswoman and the panelists will answer constituent questions on health care issues, with a focus on prescript... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Constituent Services Pop Up Office Hours

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her staff will be hosting constituent services pop up office hours tomorrow, Wednesday February 12, 2020, at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (JCC) from 9am to 11am. Each month, the office of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosts constituent services pop up office hours in different locations around the distr... Read More »

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls for Valentines for Veterans

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(Washington, DC) – Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that she is launching a “Valentines for Vets” initiative for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Congresswoman Fletcher and her staff will collect cards from elementary schools across the district and deliver them to Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center on Valentine’s Day. Constituents of all ages are invited to s... Read More »

Fletcher, Crenshaw Bipartisan Amendment to Provide Additional $45 Million in Funding for Harvey Recovery Passes House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02) announced their bipartisan amendment to provide $45 million in additional relief for households impacted by Hurricane Harvey passed the House of Representatives today. The amendment was included as a part of the disaster supplemental legislation that will be voted on today. “In my district and ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman David Schweikert Call on Treasury Department to Provide Guidance On Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07) and Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) announced their call for the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue critical guidance on the 45Q tax credit as quickly as possible. In 2018, Congress passed the Furthering Carbon Capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground Storage, and Reduced Emissions... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Legislation to Increase Funding for and Protect Estuaries – Like Galveston Bay – Passes House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that bipartisan legislation she introduced with Congressman Malinowski (NJ-07) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA-06), the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, passed the House 355-62. This bill reauthorizes and increases funding for the National Estuary Program (NEP), which works to protect the water quality and ecological... Read More »

Babin and Fletcher Urge Army Corps of Engineers to Assist with Houston Ship Channel Expansion

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36) and Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statements after leading a joint letter with six fellow members of the Houston Congressional Delegation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting they provide adequate funding in assisting with the Houston Ship Channel – Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC-ECIP). “The ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Outlines Priorities for New Infrastructure Legislation

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, outlined her priorities to include in upcoming infrastructure legislation. This followed Wednesday’s announcement by members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Ways and Means Committee unveiled a “Moving Forward” framewor... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement Following Signing of USMCA

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher made the following statement after the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into law: “The USMCA will have a tremendous impact on our economy in Houston and in Texas, and I am glad to see it signed into law today. As a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, one of my priorities was to ensure that the new ... Read More »

Following Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Push, State Updates Hurricane Harvey GLO Plan to Better Address Houston Needs

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that following her submission of comments to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), the GLO has amended the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation Action Plan (Draft State Action Plan). This plan provides the guidelines for the distribution of over $4 billion in federal funding to help communities affected ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Jim Allison as State of the Union Guest

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that Dr. Jim Allison will accompany her as her guest to next week’s State of the Union address. The recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Allison is the Chair of Immunology and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a resident of Texas’ Sev... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her nominations for candidates from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District to three of the country’s leading service institutions: the United States Military, Air Force, and Naval Academies. Last night, Congresswoman Fletcher held a reception for the nominees to celebrate their accomplishments. “I am honored to nominate such ded... Read More »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds Senate Passage of USMCA

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, released the following statement after Senate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Trade with Mexico and Canada is an integral part of our economy in Houston and in Texas. It accounts for billions of dollars and millions of jobs, which is why I worked ... Read More »