Energy & Environment

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Significant Investments in Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R. 2773, to help promote and enhance conservation efforts and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 231-190. “Along the Texas Gulf Coast, we know the importance of protecting our ecosystems...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan PFAS Legislation Passes Committee Vote, Moves Forward in House

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This week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and Congressman Peter Meijer’s (MI-03) bipartisan bill, the Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act, H.R. 7289, passed the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act implements a federal study to uncover the health hazards per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances ...

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 Pushes To Develop Thoughtful Energy Policy at Hearing on Gas Prices

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Today, during a hearing with energy executives, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), who represents the Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, participated in the Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing about the complex dynamics of the energy market and resulting high gasoline prices in recent weeks. Witnesses included executives from six major oil and ...

Texas Signal: Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation to Reduce European Dependency on Russian Energy

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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher has introduced two bills aimed at countering Russia’s energy leverage over Europe. The American Energy for Europe Act would establish a program at the Department of Energy (DoE) to assist Europe in achieving energy independence from Russia, while the American Gas for Allies Act would expedite shipments of natural gas to NATO allies. Energy has long been a source of leverage fo...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation to Expedite U.S. LNG Exports to NATO Allies

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American Gas for Allies Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced the American Gas for Allies Act to allow U.S. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to receive expedited approval from the Department of Energy to export LNG from the U.S. to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries. Under the Natural Gas Act, countries that have free trade agreements with the U.S. automatically receive expedited appr...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin Introduce Bill to Promote American Energy in Europe

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American Energy for Europe Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) introduced the American Energy for Europe Act to establish a program at the Department of Energy to assist our European partners in replacing Russian natural gas, oil, and nuclear supplies with American energy. “In this historic moment, the United States and our allies and partners must respond to Russia’s aggres...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan America COMPETES Act of 2022

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for H.R. 4521, the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Preeminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022, which includes meaningful investments to surge production of American-made semiconductors and other critical goods, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities, turbocharge the country’s scientific research and techn...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins White House Press Call on Orphaned Well Funding Stemming From Her Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined a White House press call with White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Department of the Interior Infrastructure Coordinator Winnie Stachelberg to announce that the State of Texas will receive $343,695,029 in federal funds from the Department of the Interior’s program to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells based on Congres...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $107.5 Million in Federal Funding for Texas to Plug Orphaned Wells

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REGROW Act- $107.5 Million

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Texas will receive $107,563,479 in federal funds from the Department of the Interior’s program to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells that is based on her Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021, which was included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law in November. Congresswo...