Health Care

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill; Passes Amendment to Support Energy Research

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and communities across the country in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills, which passed earlier today. The appropriations package included Congresswoman Fletcher’s amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Fossil E... Read more »

As Trump Administration Works To Overturn Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Speaks on House Floor To Protect Health Care for Texans

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) took to the House floor to speak on the importance of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. On Monday, Congresswoman Fletcher voted to pass this critical legislation to expand health coverage, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and expand protections for people with pr... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Expand Health Care Protections, Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Actand make health care and prescription drugs more affordable. This legislation passed with bipartisan support, 234-179. “For people across our district, concerns about health care are paramount. We... Read more »

ICYMI: After Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Led Bipartisan Effort to Expand Coverage of Telehealth Services, CMS Changes Rules to Allow Providers to Provide Vital Services to Medicare Patients

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(Houston, TX) – Following a bipartisan effort led by Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), and David McKinley (WV-01) calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the types of providers eligible to provide telehealth services under Medicare during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS announced late last week that physical th... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Bipartisan Effort To Ensure Vital Health Care Providers Can Provide Telehealth Services to Medicare Patients

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with Representatives Doris Matsui (CA-06), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), and David McKinley (WV-01), called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the types of providers eligible to provide telehealth services under Medicare during the COVID-19 pandemic to include physical therapy practitioners, occupati... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces More Than $1.7 Million In CARES Act Funding for Two Community Health Centers in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $1,798,780 in federal CARES Act funding for two community health centers in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Specifically, Houston Area Community Services, Inc. will receive $912,080 and Saint Hope Foundation will receive $886,700. “Health care providers in my district are working around the clock to combat COVID-19. They... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Fight To Increase COVID-19 Testing in Houston and Harris County

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) called on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase the number of COVID-19 testing available in the Houston region and to ensure labs have the resources they need to process tests in a timely manner. Congresswoman Fletcher was joined by Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-2... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Second Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with Representative Sarah Davis

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(Houston, TX) – Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a telephone town hall with State Representative Sarah Davis (HD-134) on COVID-19. The telephone town hall focused on the coronavirus pandemic and how communities in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District are responding. More than 1,500 constituents participated. “We are at an unprecedented moment—in our own lifetimes and in ou... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement in Support of Coronavirus Emergency Package

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which just passed the House. “We are at an unprecedented moment—in our own lifetimes and in our country’s history. Our communities are facing a public health emergency that impacts every aspect of our lives. The magnitu... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort to Secure PPE for Houston-area Health Care Workers and First Responders

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a bipartisan effort to ensure health care workers and first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic can obtain the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need. Congresswoman Fletcher was joined by Representatives Pete Olson (TX-22), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Al Green (TX-09). In a letter to Congressional leadership, ... Read more »