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TODAY: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher To Join President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in Houston

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MEDIA ADVISORY TODAY, February 26, 2021: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will accompany President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in Houston. Schedule 12:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive in Houston, Texas Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage 12:50 PM: THE FIRST LADY visits Houston Food Bank Houston Food Bank, Houston, Texas Local Pooled Press ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Attends NRG Mass Vaccination Site Preview

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and other Houston leaders to unveil and preview the federally funded, state-managed, and locally run mass community vaccination center at NRG Park yesterday. “The opening of this NRG mass vaccination center comes at a critical moment for our community and our country, after we hit the gri... Read more »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Energy & Commerce Committee Leaders Demand Answers from Governor Abbott on Power Outage Crisis

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**WATCH: Fletcher discusses E&C Committee probe on MSNBC** “We’re not seeing the leadership in Austin that we need.” (Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) calle... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds President Biden for Approving Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today applauded President Biden for so quickly approving Texas’ request for a major disaster declaration. This follows her letter calling on the administration to approve the request as quickly as possible and ensure communities impacted by the winter storm were eligible for federal assistance to help with recovery efforts. “Recovering from thi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Delegation Urging FEMA To Approve Texas’ Request for Major Disaster Declaration

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(Houston, TX)—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led the Texas Democratic delegation in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly approve Texas’ request for a major disaster declaration. This major disaster declaration would unlock federal funding as communities continue to mitigate the impact of this week’s winter storm and begin recovery from this week's winter s... Read more »

Reps. Fletcher (TX-07) & Veasey (TX-33) of Energy and Commerce Committee Lead Letter To FERC In Response To The Ongoing Texas Power Outages

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Today, Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to the catastrophic power failures that have left millions freezing in the dark and left the state of Texas to declare a federal emergency across all 254 counties. The letter specifically voices support for FERC's o... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Conclusion of Senate Impeachment Trial

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Senate trial on the Article of Impeachment against former President Donald J. Trump: “Since January 6, 2021, the United States Congress has been engaged in one of its most serious and somber responsibilities: determining whether to impeach and convict the President of the United States. It is a responsi... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Vital Provisions of Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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Following a two-day markup, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) passed several key provisions of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to deliver much needed COVID-19 relief to families and communities across the country. This includes Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s bill, H.R. 871, the Expand Medicaid Now Act, to provide a new incentive for states to expand Medicaid. The E&C Committ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights to Incentivize Medicaid Expansion in COVID-19 Relief Bill

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Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce marked up legislative recommendations for budget reconciliation, including Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bill to incentivize Medicaid expansion for holdout states—including Texas—to deliver on key portions of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and provide much-needed COVID-19 relief for communities across the country. During today’s m... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds Biden Administration for Prioritizing Houston Mass Vaccination Site

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) applauded the Biden administration on its plans to establish a FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site at NRG park: “We need more vaccines to protect Houstonians from COVID-19 and help bring an end to the pandemic. The Biden administration recognizes the critical importance of this effort, and I am glad to see federal, state, and local government working togethe... Read more »