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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: American Rescue Plan Relief for Restaurants Available Beginning Today

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SBA Webinar Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that restaurants across Houston and Harris County are able to apply for direct relief through the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund beginning today at 11:00 PM CT. Applicants can register on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s application portal. In order to help restaurant owners navigate this program, Congresswoman Fletcher... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “President Biden spoke tonight about the progress we have made toward getting our country back on track. In his first 100 days, he has worked to deliver on his promise to confront the multiple, unprecedented challenges our country faces. In no space... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for NO BAN Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 1333, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. The legislation amends the Immigration and Nationality Act’s nondiscrimination provision to prohibit immigration bans based on religion and to apply all nondiscrimination protections to immigrant and nonimmigrant visas alike. Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Members of Texas Delegation Call on Department of Education to Ensure Texas Schools Receive Federal COVID Aid

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and all democratic members of the Texas delegation are calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to ensure schools receive the federal support Congress provided through COVID-19 relief legislation. In a letter to Secretary Cardona, the members note that Governor Abbott is one of only two governors that has refused to send Elementary and Secondary S... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd: “Today’s verdict convicting Derek Chauvin of murder is an important step for justice, after a year in which we have seen so many failures of justice. While the jury’s verdict will not bring George Floyd back to life, I hope today’s conviction will ease some of the pain... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Texas Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Texans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week. The latest round of payments specifically applies to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who do not normally file a tax return. Most payments ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Paycheck Fairness Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. This legislation closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act to help eliminate the gender wage gap and ensure women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House of Representatives... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Testifies in Congress to Build the Ike Dike as Part of American Jobs Plan

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) testified in support of the Texas Coastal Spine project, sometimes referred to as the Ike Dike, and called for it to be included in President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan. A key priority of the American Jobs Plan is strengthening infrastructure in vulnerable coastal areas, making the Texas Gulf Coast one of the most critical areas of focus for t... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1.6 Million for Repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center

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Kendall Library and Community Center Grant Award $1.6 Millon

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Houston will receive $1,656,849 in federal funding for repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center, which closed because of damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. The funding is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Libraries are vital centers across our community, and the damage to the Kendall... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Representative Ann Johnson Host Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care in Texas

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Screenshot: Virtual Town Hall on Expanding Health Care

Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and State Representative Ann Johnson (HD-134) held a virtual town hall on expanding health care in Texas. They discussed efforts at the federal and state levels to make health care more accessible and answered constituent questions. “As the pandemic has shown, keeping our communities healthy by expanding access to health care is essential. Unfortun... Read more »