Economy & Jobs

Advocating for Smart Energy Policy, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Gas Price Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after voting against the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, H.R. 7688: “Understanding the real impacts of higher prices of gas and consumer goods on people across the country, I appreciate and support efforts to address them. But this legislation is not the answer. Higher gasoline prices we are seeing at the pum...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Replenish Restaurant Revitalization Funds

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Relief for Restaurants and Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022, to provide $55 billion in relief for restaurants and other businesses that continue to struggle to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Houston is a food town,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “Helping re...

Congresswoman Fletcher Leads Letter to President Biden Discouraging Ban on Crude Oil Exports

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This week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) sent a letter to President Biden opposing recent calls to reinstate a ban on crude oil exports. The letter advocates for the benefits of domestic oil production and outlines its impacts on the national economy. The letter outlines how banning U.S. exports would discourage domestic production, further limiting glob...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Historic Investments in Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of the Build Back Better Act, delivering historic investments to American families and communities. “The Build Back Better Act delivers meaningful results for Houston families, lowering costs for health care, child care, and family care; investing in our children’s education and opportunities; and expanding access to health care,” said ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Attends Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signing Ceremony

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) attended a White House ceremony where President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This bipartisan legislation delivers on President Biden’s promise to Build Back Better. It makes the largest, long-term investment in the country’s infrastructure in nearly a century, helping to grow the economy, create new jobs, and enh...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable to Highlight Local Hispanic Leaders

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HHM Roundtable

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...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Urges End to Harmful Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Allies and Close Trading Partners

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Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind (WI-03) and Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and NDC Vice Chair for Policy Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, urging them to transition away from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum on our allies and...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Closes National Black Business Month by Convening Roundtable

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a virtual roundtable highlighting Black-owned businesses in our community, discussing the challenges their businesses face, and celebrating their successes. Following the roundtable, Congresswoman Fletcher toured Houston City Dance, a TX-07 Black-owned small business, with representatives from the Houston Small Business Administration (SBA). “Our commun...

TOMORROW: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Child Tax Credit Community Conversation

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Child Tax Credit Community Conversation

TOMORROW, Friday, July 23, at 10:00 AM, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a virtual Community Conversation on the Child Tax Credit with representatives from the IRS and BakerRipley. With the first payments of this vital support sent to families just last week, this Community Conversation will allow members of the community to learn more about this benefit and ask questions of the exp...

Working to Get Tax Credits for Children Who Need It Most

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On the first day of the Child Tax Credit payments hitting bank accounts Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher held a round table at her office that included representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Lone Star Aid, and BakerRipley, which have been working to ensure vulnerable families are able to receive this relief. They also had members of families present that could most use the monthly credit....