Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Pass Critical Infrastructure Legislation; Fletcher’s Bipartisan Amendments Pass House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Congresswoman Fletcher secured several bipartisan amendments in this bill to improveinfrastructure resiliency, expand federal support for natural gas and propane as alternative fu... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Critical Bipartisan Amendments in INVEST in America Act; Bill Passes Committee and Heads to Floor for Final Vote

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured several bipartisan amendments in the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 7095, to help improve infrastructure resiliency, expand federal support for natural gas and propane as alternative fuels, and ensure high-speed rail projects, like the Texas high-speed train project, can secure the funding they need. The INVEST (Investing in a New Vision f... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort To Ensure Congress Addresses Houston Region Infrastructure Priorities

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, led a call for Congressional leadership to include Houston-area transportation priorities in any upcoming infrastructure legislation. She was joined by Representatives Al Green (TX-09), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) in this effort. In a letter sent la... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen U.S. Infrastructure Against Climate Change Risks

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), along with Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), and Don Bacon (NE-02), announced bipartisan legislation, the Built to Last Act, to bolster America’s infrastructure and systems against the risks of climate change. Damage from climate change-related disasters cost the federal government at least$91 billion in 2018 a... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement Regarding Introduction of the Ban Fracking Act

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher makes the following statement expressing her opposition to the Ban Fracking Act that was introduced in Congress today: “Today, some of my colleagues introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) nationwide. This legislation is misguided. I do not support this bill or any similar proposal to ban... Read more »

Fletcher, Crenshaw Bipartisan Amendment to Provide Additional $45 Million in Funding for Harvey Recovery Passes House

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02) announced their bipartisan amendment to provide $45 million in additional relief for households impacted by Hurricane Harvey passed the House of Representatives today. The amendment was included as a part of the disaster supplemental legislation that will be voted on today. “In my district and ... Read more »

Following Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Push, State Updates Hurricane Harvey GLO Plan to Better Address Houston Needs

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher announced that following her submission of comments to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), the GLO has amended the State of Texas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation Action Plan (Draft State Action Plan). This plan provides the guidelines for the distribution of over $4 billion in federal funding to help communities affected ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on PHMSA Reauthorization

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 5120, the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Environmentally Responsible (SAFER) Pipelines Act of 2019 in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: “Ensuring that our nation’s pipeline network operates in a safe manner should be a priority for every member of Congress. In pas... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Questions Boeing CEO on Recent Crashes

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) questioned Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, and Boeing Chief Engineer of Commercial Airplanes division, John Hamilton, about Boeing’s design, development, certification, and promotion of the Boeing 737 MAX plane. Over the last six months, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has carried out an investigation of Boeing and ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Invest in the Port of Houston

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) cosponsored and voted to pass H.R. 2440, the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, a bipartisan bill requiring funds collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for authorized harbor maintenance needs, including to the Port of Houston, be spent on such activities. The bill passed the House, 296 to 109. “The Port of Ho... Read more »