Economy & Jobs

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 »

Reps. Fletcher, Johnson, Flores, Gonzalez, Costa Call For FERC To Continue Critical Natural Gas and LNG Projects Despite Calls for a Moratorium

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Bill Flores (TX-17), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Jim Costa (CA-16) wrote to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee urging the commission to continue processing, reviewing, and accepting projects in a manner consistent with regular business – despite calls for a moratorium on the... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes in Support of Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The legislation will provide $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $75 billion in resources for hospitals, health systems, and frontline workers, and $25 billion for testing. The legislation passed th... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Fund Purchase of Crude Oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to support the energy industry by providing $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Representative Michael Burgess (TX-26) is the Republican lead in the House, and the bill is also cosponsored by Representatives Henry Cuellar (T... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Drop in Oil Prices

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the price per barrel of oil hit historic lows: “The impacts of today’s historic price drop will be felt acutely throughout our community here in the energy capital of the world. Tomorrow, I will file bipartisan, bicameral legislation to appropriate funds to make a Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil pur... Read more »