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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Legislation

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Marc Veasey (TX-33), Bob Latta (OH-05), and Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced the Pipeline Safety Pilot Program Act. The bill establishes a pilot program for pipeline safety enhancement at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This will allow testing of cutting-edge pipeline safety technologies in ever... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights for the U.S. Postal Service

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with 174 of her House colleagues, called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to answer for the operational changes implemented at the U.S. Postal Service that impact the ability to deliver mail in a timely and effective manner. In a letter sent yesterday, the Members note that new policies weaken the ability of the Postal Service to respon... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $14.7 Million DOT Grant for METRO

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has been awarded a $14,770,058 grant from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. METRO will use the funding to replace legacy fare payment systems used by regional transit providers in the Houston area. The new fare c... Read more »

Congresswoman Fletcher and Congressman Jack Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Provide Direct Pay for Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced H.R. 7896, the Redeeming Effectiveness to Carbon Oxide Utilization Plus Sequestration (RECOUPS) Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation would provide a direct pay option for Section 45Q tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration. “Investing in carbon capture technology is critical to our... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman Pete Olson Introduce Bipartisan LIFT UP Act to Expand Debt Forgiveness for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) introduced the bipartisan Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act. This legislation extends the six months of debt forgiveness provided by the CARES Act for small businesses that have previously received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. “Keeping small... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill; Passes Amendment to Support Energy Research

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and communities across the country in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills, which passed earlier today. The appropriations package included Congresswoman Fletcher’s amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Fossil E... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Critical Water Infrastructure Bill Passes House of Representatives; Secures Authorization for Port of Houston Expansion Project

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced final House passage of H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), a bipartisan bill that would invest in Houston’s water infrastructure and improve flood protection projects in the Houston region and across the country. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Fletcher... Read more »

Tomorrow: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher To Host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Dr. Umair Shah and Dr. Catherine Troisi

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(Houston, TX) – Tomorrow, Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall. She will be joined by Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, and Dr. Catherine Troisi, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist at UTHealth School of Public Health to help answer constituent questions on increasing COVID-19 cases in the re... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of Bipartisan National Defense Bill

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 to authorize funding for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) operations, programs, and personnel. Congresswoman Fletcher’s bill to expand job training for service members through the DoD’s SkillBridge Program passed as an amendment ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill To Expand Job Training for Service Members To Pass House of Representatives

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) new bill to expand job training opportunities for service members was successfully incorporated as an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA), which is set to pass the House of Representatives tomorrow. Congresswoman Fletcher’s legislation alters the eligibility requirements for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Sk... Read more »