Economy & Jobs

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Restaurants Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with local restaurant owners to discuss the continued challenges facing the industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Houston. Congresswoman Fletcher and the participants also discussed how Congress can better support them during this time and through recovery. “Dining out is a part of our way of life in Houston.... 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’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 »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce with Spirit of Enterprise Award

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) has been awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This recognition honors the members of Congress who support “pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing.” “Our community in Houston thrives on partnership, and I have been glad to partner with business leaders across our community, and with my co... Read more »

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher with Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award

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(Houston, TX) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award. This distinction honors the top 20 members of the House of Representatives and top 10 Senators who have demonstrated bipartisan leadership critical to advancing policies that support America’s free enterprise system. “It is an honor to receive this r... 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 »

Reps. Lizzie Fletcher, Andy Kim, Angie Craig Introduce Legislation to Ensure Small Business with PPP Loans Remain Eligible to Receive Tax Deductions

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02) introduced the Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program Act of 2020. This legislation will ensure that small business owners with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that are forgiven are also eligible to receive tax deductions for wages and other expenses paid du... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Legislation to Ensure Small Business with PPP Loans Remain Eligible to Receive Tax Deductions

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that she will be introducing legislation to ensure that small business owners with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are also eligible to receive tax deductions for wages and other expenses paid during the period of the loan. This bill comes after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance last week that ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Energy Subcommittee Briefing Call on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Energy Jobs

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy, convened the subcommittee for a briefing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy jobs and potential paths to accelerate the U.S. energy industry’s economic recovery. “I represent the energy capital of the world, and we are feeling the impacts of the COVI... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort To Ensure Congress Addresses Houston Region Infrastructure Priorities

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, led a call for Congressional leadership to include Houston-area transportation priorities in any upcoming infrastructure legislation. She was joined by Representatives Al Green (TX-09), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) in this effort. In a letter sent la... Read more »