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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant to Promote Public Safety and Prevent School Violence

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the Teen and Police Service Academy (TAPS) has been awarded a $988,550 grant from the Department of Justice’s Preventing School Violence Program. In 2011, the Houston Police Department and University of Houston created TAPS to build relationships between at-risk youth and law enforcement. Since then, it has expanded outside of Houston to other...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $142.5 Million in Funding for Port of Houston

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1.19 IIJA USACE Port of Houston

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the Port of Houston will receive $142,515,000 in new funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to modernize the Barbour’s Cut Channel, one of the leading container-handling terminals in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investing in projects across the nation that focus on improving our country’s inf...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Additional Funds for Water Conveyance Study at Urging of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District have approved funds and scheduled an extension for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study, a study of different flood control projects to protect Houston and Harris County from future heavy rainfall and flood events. The approval comes after Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07...

As Omicron Cases Surge in Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Visits Testing Megasite

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) visited a new COVID-19 testing megasite in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District opened up by the Houston Health Department in partnership with Xpress COVID Testing. The visit comes as COVID-19 positivity rates in Houston hit a record high this week driven by the Omicron variant. “I was glad to visit the newly opened COVID-19 testing megasite to see fir...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect American Voters as House Passes the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

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1.13 Freedom to Vote

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher voted for H.R. 5746, theFreedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, urgently needed action to protect voters and to ensure that every eligible American can vote without obstruction. The measure passed the House with a vote of 220-203, and the Senate will now take up the bill. “Voting is the very foundation of our democracy,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “The rig...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Provide G.I. Bill Benefit Parity for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve G.I. Bill Parity Act, to ensure National Guard and Reserve servicemembers have the same access to G.I. Bill benefits as their active-duty counterparts. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, with a vote of 287-135. “National Guard and Reserve Members serve our communities in our times of greatest need...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reflects on January 6 Insurrection

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January 6 Testimonial Screenshot

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) marked the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by participating in commemorative activities and serving lunch to the United States Capitol Police and Capitol staff. She also delivered a testimonial as Members of Congress gathered to reflect on the attack one year ago today. Below are Congresswoman Fletcher’s remarks as deli...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Surface Water Supply Project with West Harris County Regional Water Authority and Houston Public Works, Highlighting Water Investments in Infrastructure Bill

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Water Treatment Tour

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined representatives from Houston Public Works and West Harris County Regional Water Authority to tour the 55-mile Surface Water Supply Project, a large diameter (96”) water transmission pipeline from Lake Houston to West Harris County and Ft. Bend County. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring vital resources to Texas for water infrastructur...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Delivers Winter Wishes to Houston-Area Seniors

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Winter Wishes Dropoff

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) delivered holiday cards to senior citizens across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Local students, teachers, and Seventh District constituents created and delivered nearly 1,000 cards to Congresswoman Fletcher’s Houston office this month to be shared with our seniors. “I was thrilled to deliver holiday cards to seniors across our district on behal...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Project Brays to Discuss Flood Mitigation and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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project brays

Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) met with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Harris County Flood Control District to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Actand its potential impacts in Texas Congressional District Seven. Congresswoman Fletcher toured Brays Bayou for an update on Segment 4 of Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Pr...