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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $750K in Federal Funds for United Against Human Trafficking

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $750,000 in federal funding for United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. United Against Human Trafficking is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for the survivors of labor and sex trafficking and educating the community to prevent exploitation. This funding will specifically be used... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on ICE Whistleblower Complaint

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), released the following statement in response to the Project South letter containing allegations from a whistleblower as well as detainees at the Irwin Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center detailing severe abuses, including an alarmingly high number of hysterectomies, a lack of medical care, and an absence of adequate protection against C... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Honors Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd on House Floor

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) spoke on the House floor to honor Marine Corps Corporal Wesley A. Rodd, who was killed during a training accident off the coast of Southern California on July 30, 2020 and was laid to rest last Saturday. Corporal Rodd was a resident of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District who served in the Marine Corps as a rifleman with Bravo Company Batt... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces FEMA Funding for Critical Flood Mitigation Project in West Houston

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the City of Houston $1.7 million for the first phase of the Subterranean Detention Basin and Storm Sewer Improvement project – part of a $54.3 million infrastructure project to undertake flood mitigation projec... Read more »

Honoring Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Nearly One Year After His Death, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Rename Houston Post Office in His Memory Passes House of Representatives

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan legislation to honor Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, H.R. 5317, the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act, has unanimously passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 5317 provides that the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road will be named the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Of... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Restaurants Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with local restaurant owners to discuss the continued challenges facing the industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Houston. Congresswoman Fletcher and the participants also discussed how Congress can better support them during this time and through recovery. “Dining out is a part of our way of life in Houston.... Read more »

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher and Sylvia Garcia Donate 3,000 N95 Masks to Legacy Community Health

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Today, Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) donated 3,000 N95 masks to Legacy Community Health Southwest Clinic as a part of their commitment to ensuring Houston’s frontline workers have the protective equipment they need to stay safe. The clinic serves an important role in a predominately Latino community, which has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pande... Read more »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Op-Ed: The time for HELP is now.

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) published an op-ed in The Hill calling on the Senate to take action in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and pass her bipartisan disaster recovery bill, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act. The HELP Act is the first original bill Congresswoman Fletcher filed in Congress. It passed the House of Representatives last year with overwhelming ... Read more »

On Three-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Laura Approaches Texas, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Today, three years after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with Houston flood group leaders and experts to discuss progress made in recovery efforts and what more can be done. This discussion comes as Hurricane Laura approaches Texas with potential impacts in the region. “Today, we mark the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Ha... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect U.S. Postal Service

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act. This bill provides additional funding to the United States Postal Service and prohibits any changes to the operations or service levels that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service for the duration of the coronavirus crisis or through January 2021. Congresswoman Fle... Read more »