Health Care

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 »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement in Support of Harris County and City of Houston’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” Order

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(Houston, TX) –Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a new order, “Stay Home, Work Safe,” for residents to stay at home to fight the spread of COVID-19: “Public safety is the first responsibility of government. I support efforts to keep our residents safe through the “Stay Home, W... Read more »

Members of Houston’s Congressional Delegation Issue Bipartisan Joint Statement on COVID-19

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(Houston, TX) – Today, bipartisan members of the Houston Congressional delegation released the following statement on COVID-19. Joining the statement were Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Pete Olson (TX-22), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Al Green (TX-09), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18). “The spread of COVID-19 represents a serious and unprecedented th... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Provide Critical Funding to Combat Coronavirus

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. This legislation will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus. Funding will support vaccine development and will be used by federal, state, and local public health agencies for prevention, preparedness,... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Issues Statement on Coronavirus, Urges Communities To Stay Calm, Provides Guidance

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(Washington, DC) – Today, following a briefing to Members of Congress, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) made the following statement regarding the coronavirus and issued guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help keep communities safe: “The CDC has warned that coronavirus could pose a serious and potentially wide-scale public health threat in our country. While... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on Health Care & Prescription Drug Prices

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a community conversation last night on health care, focused on the rising costs of prescription drugs, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church West Campus. “Representing Texas’ Seventh Congressional District means listening directly to our neighbors, being accessible, and providing help where I can. That’s why I’ve made it a priority ... Read more »

Next Wednesday: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Community Conversation on Health Care

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(Houston, TX) – Next Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 6:30 PM: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will host a community conversation on health care at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church West Campus. Congresswoman Fletcher will be joined by a panel of experts on health care. The Congresswoman and the panelists will answer constituent questions on health care issues, with a focus on prescript... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Jim Allison as State of the Union Guest

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that Dr. Jim Allison will accompany her as her guest to next week’s State of the Union address. The recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Allison is the Chair of Immunology and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a resident of Texas’ Sev... Read more »