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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, legislation introduced this week by the Congressional Black Caucus to create stronger systems of transparency and accountability in policing across the country and to safeguard every American’s right to safety and justice. “I am proud to co-s... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on President Trump’s Press Conference in the Rose Garden

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference in the Rose Garden yesterday, threatening to use the U.S. military against protesters across the country: “At this time of great pain and crisis, the President has failed to perform the important role that belongs uniquely to his office: to bring Americans together and ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Protests in Houston and Across the Country

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the killing of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the country: “Over the last week, as our country witnessed and confronted the killing of George Floyd, Americans have been speaking out about the failure of policing and the failure of justice that his death represents—failures with deep root... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Issues Statement in Honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month offers Americans an opportunity to celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s extraordinary achievements and all they have done to shape our country’s history. Here in Houston, we see that impa... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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(Washington, DC) — Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District’s 2020 Congressional Art Competition for her painting titled Reaching Out. “It was a pleasure to host our second annual Congressional Art Competition, and I am thrilled to announce this year’s winner, Sharon Han, who beautifully captured... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Killing of George Floyd

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement about the killing of George Floyd while he was detained by police: “My heart is heavy after learning of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Our community in Houston, where Mr. Floyd was raised, is mourning his death, as are Americans across the country. My thoughts are with his family, and with all ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Vote in Support of The Heroes Act To Address Public Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) made the following statement in support of H.R. 6800, The Heroes Act, legislation to address the continued public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heroes Act incorporates two bills Congresswoman Fletcher filed to support hospitals and small businesses as well as critical funding for testing, tracing, and treat... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Small Business and Hospital Relief in House COVID-19 Legislation

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that two of her bills have been included as a part of The Heroes Act, legislation introduced in the House this week to continue Congress’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, The Heroes Act includes Congresswoman Fletcher’s Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program Act of 2020, which would ensure small business ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Energy Corridor District Convene Virtual Small Business Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Elijah Williams, Executive Director of the Energy Corridor District, convened a virtual roundtable with small business owners from the West Houston area. Restaurateurs, hoteliers, medical professionals, and real estate professionals shared their stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, including their experiences navigating federal relief programs... Read more »

Today: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher To Host Telephone Town Hall with Dr. Umair Shah, Marvin Odum, and State Rep. Armando Walle

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 7:10 PM CT: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a telephone town hall to discuss recovery efforts across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. She will be joined by Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health; Marvin Odum, who is leading the City of Houston’s COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts; and State Represen... Read more »