Energy & Environment

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, further limiting glob...

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 expanding access to health care,” said ...

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 the economy, create new jobs, and enh...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan HELP Act Passes Congress

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured passage of H.R. 1917, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act, through the House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, 409-16. The HELP Act eliminates unnecessary bureaucratic delays to beginning recovery projects by allowing certain eligible disaster mitigation projects to begin without the risk of losing ...

ICYMI: New Democrat Coalition Endorses Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s REGROW Act

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The New Democrat Coalition, the U.S. House of Representatives’ largest Democratic caucus, “committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies,” endorsed Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act. The bill aims to plug every documented orphan well in the country by investing $4.6 billion toward cleaning up...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Urges Texas GLO to Revise Harvey Relief Funding Plan for the City of Houston and Harris County

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) submitted comments to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) on the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Action Plan Amendment 1, which proposes the use of more than $4.2 billion in federal funds to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future loss in areas impacted by recent disasters. In her letter, Congresswoma...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hold Roundtable with Energy Leaders on Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a roundtable discussion focused on critical cybersecurity challenges facing our country. With representatives from industry and academia, the group emphasized a collective imperative to increase engagement and collaboration on emerging best practices to combat increased cyber threats to our energy sector. C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Protect First Responders and Environment from PFAS Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House of Representatives as a part of H.R. 2467, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. The PFAS Action Act helps improve the safety of drinking water for communities across the country by preventing the contamination of wells and watersheds by these harmful chemicals....

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 Joins Energy Secretary Granholm in Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined the Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm, as she visited Houston to discuss Houston’s energy economy and the American Jobs Plan. Secretary Granholm’s visit to the energy capital of the world is her first official trip outside of Washington, D.C. as Secretary of Energy. “It was an honor and a delight to welcome Secretary Granholm to Houston t...