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Reps. Lizzie Fletcher and Jan Schakowsky Introduce Toxic-Free Beauty Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced the Toxic-Free Beauty Act, legislation that prohibits the use of certain hazardous chemicals from personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products sold in the United States. Some of the chemicals used to create personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products have been linked to ser...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, United States Postal Office, and Community Members Dedicate Local Post Office in Honor of Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), in partnership with the United States Postal Service, held a ceremony to dedicate the post office at 315 Addicks-Howell Road in Houston, Texas as the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office. The post office’s namesake, the late Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dhaliwal, was a nationally recognized figure for his successful efforts to be afforded...

Ahead of Reconciliation, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Urges Additional Funding to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Flood Mitigation

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led members of the Texas Congressional delegation in a letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) urging inclusion of robust funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in its portion of the Build Back Better Act to address the nearly $100 billion backlog of authorized projects. “As our community reco...

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher And Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Invest In and Improve Mental Health Care

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Today, Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to help improve mental health care for people across the country. Through the pandemic, Americans have experienced increased rates of anxiety, depression, and trauma, with an approximately 4 in 10 adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. Recent Census data shows, how...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hold Roundtable with Energy Leaders on Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a roundtable discussion focused on critical cybersecurity challenges facing our country. With representatives from industry and academia, the group emphasized a collective imperative to increase engagement and collaboration on emerging best practices to combat increased cyber threats to our energy sector. C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg Highlight Critical Water Infrastructure Funds for Included in House-Passed Legislation

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Thursday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), City of Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg, and Bellaire leaders highlighted a critical water infrastructure project for the City of Bellaire that recently passed the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Fletcher worked to secure $782,000 in funding for the City of Bellaire to address the waterline infrastructure and improve water distribution and w...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on Four-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

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(Houston, TX) — Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual Hurricane Harvey Community Conversation last night marking four years after the storm hit Houston. The event featured U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Commander Colonel Timothy Vail, Harris County Flood Control District Interim Executive Director Alan Black, and Houston Chief Recovery Officer Steve Costello. They ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Protect Voting Rights; John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This legislation restores the full protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and restores federal oversight for states with a recent history of voter discrimination. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of this legislation, which passed the House of Representatives, 219-21...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces New Legislation to Help Communities Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced new legislation, the Broadband Incentives for Communities Act, to help communities across the country upgrade and expand their broadband infrastructure. Over the past decade, Congress has invested $12 billion for communities to deploy broadband, and as Congress moves to pass an infrastructure package with additional broadband inve...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-Sponsors the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives today. “The right to vote is sacred, and our success as a democracy depends on protecting it. Over the past year, we have seen states, including Texas, advance bills that violate this s...