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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Rename Houston Post Office in Memory of Lt. Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Passes Senate

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bipartisan legislation to honor Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, H.R. 5317, the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act, unanimously passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law by the President. H.R. 5317 provides that the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road will be... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Helps Secure $4 Million Flood Mitigation Grant for Jersey Village

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Jersey Village will receive a $4.23 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Following initial approval for federal funding for the Wall St. Drainage Improvements & Berm project, FEMA required a second Environmental and Historic Preservation review of the project, which would have caus... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Submits Public Comment on Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS) Interim Report, which evaluates multiple alternatives to reduce flood risk and manage water conveyance in and around Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. In her letter, Congresswoman Fletcher urges the Corps to incorporate the public fe... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 3,000 Closed Cases on Behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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(Houston, TX) — Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that her office has successfully closed more than 3,000 constituent cases for residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Her office provides assistance for residents working with federal agencies. Since taking office in 2019, the types of cases have ranged from assistance obtaining veterans’ benefits, to visas and passport ren... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls on Army Corps to Extend Public Comment Period for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the public comment period for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report, which was made available last Friday. The report evaluates both upstream and downstream alternative plans to reduce flood risk, including increased conveyance along Buffalo Bayou, added storage ups... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1 Million in Federal Funding for Memorial Hermann

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $1 million in federal funding for The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann (TIRR-MH) to support the Independent Living Research Utilization program (ILRU). The ILRU is a nationally leading technical assistance and training center, supporting over 400 centers for independent living and 56 statewide and territorial indep... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Condemn Abuses at ICE Detention Center

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.Res.1153, a resolution condemning medical practices at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, that may have resulted in forced, medically unnecessary hysterectomies and gynecological procedures without the informed consent of the women. Congresswoman Fletcher was a co-sponsor of H.Res. 1153, which passed the House of... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights To Provide COVID-19 Relief for Houston Families

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of the updated Heroes Act, to provide communities much-needed resources necessary to confront the continued health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Two of Fletcher’s bills to specifically address the concerns of constituents in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District passed as a part of the updated Heroes Act: the Stop COVID-19 ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Governor Abbott’s Proclamation Limiting Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation that counties could only to designate one location to collect completed mail ballots: “Harris County is the third largest county in the United States; with a population of more than 4.5 million, it has more residents than 25 states. Governor Abbott’s pro... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Senator Tina Smith Introduce Legislation to Stop Surprise Medical Billing for COVID–19 Tests

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the Stop COVID-19 Test Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020, legislation to end surprise medical billing for COVID-19 tests and ensure anyone can get one without having to pay a cost-share. Although both the Families First Act and the CARES Act included measures to ensure that COVID-19 diagnostic tests are accessib... Read more »