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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Second Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with Representative Sarah Davis

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(Houston, TX) – Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a telephone town hall with State Representative Sarah Davis (HD-134) on COVID-19. The telephone town hall focused on the coronavirus pandemic and how communities in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District are responding. More than 1,500 constituents participated. “We are at an unprecedented moment—in our own lifetimes and in ou... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement in Support of Coronavirus Emergency Package

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which just passed the House. “We are at an unprecedented moment—in our own lifetimes and in our country’s history. Our communities are facing a public health emergency that impacts every aspect of our lives. The magnitu... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Self-Quarantining

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will self-quarantine until she receives COVID-19 test results. After experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a temperature above 101 degrees, Congresswoman Fletcher sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution. At the determination of her physician, she was tested for COVID-19 today. She will continue to work from home... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights for Constituents Stuck in Peru During COVID-19 Pandemic

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(Houston, TX) – Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) wrote to Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Hugo de Zela, on behalf of Houstonians who have been stuck abroad amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the spread of COVID-19, the country of Peru has closed its borders – leaving many United States citizens, including several of Congresswoman Fletcher’s constitue... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort to Secure PPE for Houston-area Health Care Workers and First Responders

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a bipartisan effort to ensure health care workers and first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic can obtain the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need. Congresswoman Fletcher was joined by Representatives Pete Olson (TX-22), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Al Green (TX-09). In a letter to Congressional leadership, ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Bipartisan Call for Congressional Leadership to Address Needs of People in Energy in Relief Legislation

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her bipartisan call to Congressional leadership to ensure additional relief legislation addresses the unique challenges facing the people who work in the energy industry. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, t... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement in Support of Harris County and City of Houston’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” Order

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(Houston, TX) –Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a new order, “Stay Home, Work Safe,” for residents to stay at home to fight the spread of COVID-19: “Public safety is the first responsibility of government. I support efforts to keep our residents safe through the “Stay Home, W... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Emergency Designation for Small Business Disaster Loans from U.S. Small Business Administration

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) included the state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, which grants access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program that provides long-term, low-interest loans to small businesses: “Small businesses are vital drivers of our econ... Read more »

Members of Houston’s Congressional Delegation Issue Bipartisan Joint Statement on COVID-19

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(Houston, TX) – Today, bipartisan members of the Houston Congressional delegation released the following statement on COVID-19. Joining the statement were Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Pete Olson (TX-22), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Al Green (TX-09), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18). “The spread of COVID-19 represents a serious and unprecedented th... Read more »

Fletcher, Torres Small Lead Letter to Call on Select Committee on Climate Crisis to Incentivize Direct Air Capture Technology

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) announced their letter to call on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to include a higher credit level under the new 45Q tax credit for direct air capture (DAC) in its recommendations, and maintain the current inclusion of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) among the qualified uses of carbon dioxide f... Read more »