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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Delivers Nearly $625,000 in Funding for Jersey Village Water Lines

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a press conference to highlight $624,835 in federal funding that she secured in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, H.R. 2471. She was joined by Jersey Village Mayor Bobby Warren, State Representative Jon Rosenthal (TX-HD-135), Jersey Village Police Chief Kirk Riggs, Jersey Village Fire Chief Mark Bitz, and other Jersey Village communi...

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Press Conference Highlighting Nearly $625,000 in Funding for Jersey Village Water Lines

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 4 to highlight $624,835 in federal funding she secured to replace water lines for approximately 55 homes in Jersey Village. The funding will replace sewer lines for approximately 25 homes, while the entire street will receive new storm sewer lines to help remove rain from streets to prevent street flooding and red...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort to Help Local Governments Expand Broadband Access

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This week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that Congress ensure guidance on how local governments can use Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLRF) grants to expand broadband infrastructure and deployment in their communities by directing the Department of the Treasury to clarify that communities can use this fundin...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Provide Military Support for Ukraine

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, S. 3522, to allow the United States to provide weapons and military supplies to Ukraine and other Eastern European countries impacted by Russia’s invasion without requiring recipients to pay for the equipment up-front. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, 417 to 410, and now heads to th...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Advocates for TX-07 Priorities in Hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary

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Yesterday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Xavier Becerra testified before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the Fiscal Year 2023 HHS Budget. During the hearing, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) advocated for Houston’s Texas Medical Center as a potential site for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health (ARPA-H) that Congress authorized earlier this ye...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Endorses Congresswoman Fletcher’s Bipartisan Mental Health Care Bill

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The New Democrat Coalition endorsed 22 bipartisan mental health care and substance use disorder bills, including Congresswoman Fletcher’s Collaborate in an Orderly and Cohesive Manner Act, H.R. 5218. The New Democrat Coalition is the U.S. House of Representatives’ largest Democratic caucus, committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. From the New Democrat C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Requests Funding for Victims of Hurricane Harvey Who Were Previously Denied Relief

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led Members in a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting $45 million for Texans wrongly denied disaster relief under a duplication of benefits rule. “As you develop the Fiscal Year 2023 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill, we respectfully request that you appropriate at least $45 million for the ...

Representatives Lizzie Fletcher and Michael Burgess Lead Bipartisan Letter on Pipeline Infrastructure Approval Process

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) led a bipartisan letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) encouraging the agency to make a bipartisan decision to update its natural gas pipeline review process, in order to ensure stability in building out our country’s energy infrastructure. Updates to the natural gas...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces 8,000 Cases Closed on Behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District Residents

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced her office has successfully closed 8,000 cases for residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Her office assists residents with matters before federal agencies, including obtaining benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Medicare, as well as addressing matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), United States Citiz...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads More than 40 Members of Congress in Pushing for Updated Guidance on Illegal Machine Gun Conversion Devices

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), advocating for updated and explicit guidance on illegal machine gun conversion devices, also known as auto sears, to reduce gun violence and protect communities. “In January 2022, a gunman shot three Houston police officers with a barrage of automatic gunfire using an auto se...