Economy & Jobs

Fletcher: Monthly tax payments will help parents cover growing childcare expenses

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A record number of families will receive increased support for childcare expenses as tax credit payments begin reaching bank accounts today. U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston held a round table event with representatives from BakerRipley, the IRS and Lone Star Legal Aid on July 15 to help local families learn more about the legislation that was approved in March. As part of the American Rescue ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award for Second Year in a Row

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was awarded the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award for 2021. This award recognizes members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward. “I am honored to receive the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commer...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and More Than 100 House Members Call for Additional Aid for Restaurants

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined more than 100 of her colleagues in a bipartisan effort to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) and support restaurants that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan provided $28.6 billion to establish the RRF. Last week, less than one month after applications for the program opened, Small Business Administrator...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Kelly Armstrong Introduce REGROW Act To Clean Up Orphaned Wells

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REGROW Act

Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL) introduced the bipartisan Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021 to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells, which can leak methane, contaminate groundwater, and create safety risks for neighboring communities. There are more than 56,000 documented “orphaned” oil and gas wells acros...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Texas Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Texans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week. The latest round of payments specifically applies to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who do not normally file a tax return. Most payments ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Paycheck Fairness Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. This legislation closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act to help eliminate the gender wage gap and ensure women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Congresswoman Fletcher is an original co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House of Representatives...

American Rescue Plan Provides Critical Support for Families Facing Housing Hardship During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released information on how the American Rescue Plan helps combat housing insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, one in five renters report being behind on rent. In the Houston metro area, 42 percent of adults surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau say they are behind on rent or mortgage payments and worry they face eviction of foreclosure ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Support Texans During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) today highlighted how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) supports Texas families, workers, and individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic with the following statement. The ARP provides a new round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to an estimated 88 percent of Texans, expands federal unemployment impact benefits through September 6, 2021, and supports families ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Community Leaders To Highlight American Rescue Plan Act’s Impact on Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and West University Mayor Bob Higley joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Precinct 1), Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia (Precinct 2), and other local leaders to highlight the positive impacts of the American Rescue Plan Act for the City of Houston and Harris County. The bipartisan group of com...