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Rep. Fletcher's office helps 3,500 residents navigate government programs since 2019

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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas announced that an initiative to help residents navigate government programs has closed 500 additional constituent cases this year, totaling 3,500 since she took office in 2019. According to her office, the types of cases have ranged from assistance obtaining veterans’ benefits, visas and passport renewals, helping small businesses obtain federal relief, unemployment r... Read more »

Four Texas Democrats blast Biden's moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands

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WASHINGTON — Four Texas Democrats in the U.S. House are urging President Joe Biden to rescind his executive order pausing oil and gas leasing on federal lands, writing in a letter to the president that it’s the wrong time to take such action as the economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus downturn. “Now is not the time to jeopardize American jobs, or the critical tax and royalty revenues that ... Read more »

Jersey Village secures $4 million in grant funding for flood control projects

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Community Impact Cy-Fair, November 30, 2020 By: Shawn Arrajj The city of Jersey Village is set to receive roughly $4.2 million in grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to advance two flood mitigation projects within city limits. The projects—which involve making drainage improvements on Wall Street and several adjacent streets and building an earthen barrier around a portion of ... Read more »

House Democrats push leadership for oil-industry lifeline

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Brian Dabbs, National Journal April 6, 2020, 7:21 p.m. A group of House Democrats are joining the fight to prop up a U.S. oil and gas industry beleaguered by a coronavirus-driven demand plunge and an ongoing global price war. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, a fossil-fuel-industry ally who narrowly defeated a popular progressive primary challenger last month, is spearheading a letter to pressure congr... 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 »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Protect First Responders and Environment from PFAS Passes House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House as a part of H.R. 535, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. Fletcher introduced H.R. 2638 last year, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidance for firefighters and other first responders on how to minimize the ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extension in Tax Extender Package

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(Washington, DC) – Today, a short-term extension of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill, H.R. 5089, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit (AFTC) Extension Act of 2019, was included in the year-end tax extenders package. The language extends the $0.50 per gallon excise tax credit on alternative fuel used as motor fuel, for compressed natural gas (CNG), ... Read more »

E&E News: Republicans stick with Trump as energy fears rise

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Congressional Republicans are reluctantly backing President Trump's trade war with China, even as they acknowledge that two years of brinkmanship over tariffs threaten to take a toll on the administration's energy dominance agenda. GOP Senate leaders yesterday noted the negative effects of the standoff with China, which escalated Monday when Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on ... Read more »

Politico: Paris bill teed up for debate

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TEED UP FOR DEBATE: The House Rules Committee on Monday cleared the way for floor debate later this week on the first climate bill of the new Congress. The bill — which lawmakers will begin consideration of Wednesday — would bar U.S. withdrawal from the Paris accord, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, and would require the administration to outline a plan to meet its emissions reduction ... Read more »

Houston Public Media: Rep. Lizzie Fletcher Discusses Mueller Report, Impeachment, And Her First Bill

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Houston Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher was one of just two Democrats to flip a GOP-held Texas congressional seat in 2018. Now, she’s completed her first 100 days in office, she’s preparing to file her first bill, she’s held some town halls across the district, and she’s even picked up a challenger for 2020, along with another potential challenger from the Bush family. In the audio above, Rep. Fletc... Read more »