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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable to Highlight Local Hispanic Leaders

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Hispanic leaders in the Houston area. Originally scheduled to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month as an opportunity to both celebrate successes and discuss issues and priorities, the discussion focused on the achievements and contributions of Houston’s Hispanic communities, priorities and concerns, strategie...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Fund Emergency Shelters and Assist Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA). FVPSA supports much-needed services for domestic violence survivors, including emergency shelter, crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance recovering from financial abuse, and help with addressing housing insecurity. “The Family Violence Prevention and Servic...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on National Flood Insurance Program Updates

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Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Conversation with Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin, Houston Chief Recovery Officer Steve Costello, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Flood Insurance Liaison Gilbert Giron to discuss changes to flood insurance costs. Earlier this month, FEMA implemented a n...

Congresswoman Fletcher and Congressman Rice Introduce the Bipartisan FEMA Relief Extension Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan FEMA Relief Extension Act to extend the period of time for individuals and households to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) temporary housing assistance from 18 months to 24 months following a presidentially declared emergency or disaster. “When disasters happen, it takes time for ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Call To Keep Medicaid Expansion Incentives in Place

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 23 colleagues, is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to keep Medicaid expansion incentives in the Build Back Better Act. The request comes after reports that Congressional Leadership is considering repealing the Medicaid expansion incentives passed in the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. In a l...

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...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Endorses Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s REGROW Act

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The New Democrat Coalition, the U.S. House of Representatives’ largest Democratic caucus, “committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies,” endorsed Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act. The bill aims to plug every documented orphan well in the country by investing $4.6 billion toward cleaning up...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Urges Texas GLO to Revise Harvey Relief Funding Plan for the City of Houston and Harris County

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) submitted comments to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) on the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Action Plan Amendment 1, which proposes the use of more than $4.2 billion in federal funds to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future loss in areas impacted by recent disasters. In her letter, Congresswoma...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Telephone Town Hall

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a Telephone Town Hall to give constituents a Congressional update and answer questions in real time. In her opening remarks, she provided Texas-specific details of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, reviewed recent committee work on the Build Back Better Act, and highlighted recent activities in the district. “In Congress, we are crafting—and p...