Economy & Jobs

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Lead Bipartisan Effort Advocating for Hydrogen Hub to be Established in Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) led ten of their colleagues in the Texas Delegation in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, making the case for the Department to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under the program created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Two Grants for Organizations Helping Small Businesses in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that two local nonprofits, the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services and LiftFund, Inc., have been awarded $350,000 in combined grants through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  PRIME awards support nonprofit organizations that help underserved…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2022 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released her 2022 Mid-Year Report detailing her work representing Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the first half of this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislation and constituent matters. “I am honored and proud to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, and to bring the voices…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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Inflation Reduction Act Passed

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, H.R. 5376, to lower inflation, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and implement smart energy policy to reduce emissions and fight climate change.  “The Inflation Reduction Act delivers meaningful results for Houston families, lowering health care costs, strengthening our economy,…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bill To Revitalize Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing and Invest in American Supply Chains

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the CHIPS and Science Act, H.R. 4346, to accelerate the manufacturing of semiconductors in the U.S., boost resilience in American supply chains, and secure American scientific leadership.   “The United States has long been a beacon for excellence in science, technology, and engineering, and so much of that pioneering…

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…

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,”…

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,…

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…

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…