Health Care

ICYMI: Ahead of Potential Government Shutdown, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Shares Information on Shutdown Impact

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) shared additional information with constituents about how a government shutdown could impact residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and what to expect if Congress fails to appropriate funds required for the federal government to function.  Unless the House and Senate vote to continue funding the government, funding will lapse…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Celebrates Biden Administration Announcement of Selection of Texas as ARPA-H Medical Innovation Hub

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) celebrated the announcement that the Biden administration has selected Texas as its Customer Experience Hub for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).  ARPA-H is an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that helps develop innovative solutions to society’s most challenging health…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Publishes 2023 Mid-Year Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) published her 2023 Mid-Year Report, detailing her work on behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District from January through June this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislative and constituent matters. “From introducing legislation important to our community, to ensuring implementation of major…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Colleagues Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill To Protect Dignity of Those Who Donate Their Bodies to Education or Research

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced the bipartisan Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act.  This legislation establishes standards for registration, inspection, chain of custody, labeling and packing, and proper disposition of donated bodies, to ensure bad actors are unable to take advantage of donors and their…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman Ami Bera, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, and Congressman Mark Pocan Introduce Bill To Expand Reproductive Health Care Training to Medical Students

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Reproductive Health Care Training Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the Reproductive Health Care Training Act.  The Reproductive Health Care Training Act creates a grant program to establish medical programs in states where abortion is legal, so that students,…

$1.4 million in federal funding to address increased number of Black pregnant mother deaths in Harris County

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the $1.4 million in federal funding given to help Harris County’s Black Maternal and Child Health Program. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of all developed countries, and Black mothers in Harris County are 1.4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and…

U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher announces $1.4 million for Black mothers, infants

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HOUSTON (KIAH)- U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) announced in a press conference on Tuesday a program that provides $1.4 million in funding for the health of black mothers and infants. The black maternal & child health program directly addresses the pregnancy-related mortality risks among black women stemming among other factors from inadequate and inaccessible care before,…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Ban Hazardous Chemicals from Beauty and Personal Care Products

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Toxic Free Beauty Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) reintroduced the Toxic-Free Beauty Act, H.R. 3619, which prohibits the use of certain hazardous chemicals from personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products sold in the United States.  Some of the chemicals used to create personal and professional care, beauty, and salon products…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation To Expand Medicaid, Close Coverage Gap

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced the Affordable Care Coverage Expansion and Support for States (ACCESS) Act to establish a program at the Department of Health and Human Services to create a federal Medicaid program for adults in the coverage gap in non-expansion states, like Texas.  “Texas is home to world-leading, innovative health care…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Renew Federal Funding for Community Health Centers

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced the Strengthening Community Care Act of 2023, H.R. 2559, to reauthorize federal funding for Community Health Centers and the National Health Service Corps through 2028.  Without passing reauthorization…