Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $142.5 Million in Funding for Port of Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced the Port of Houston will receive $142,515,000 in new funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to modernize the Barbour’s Cut Channel, one of the leading container-handling terminals in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investing in projects across the nation that focus on improving our country’s inf...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Additional Funds for Water Conveyance Study at Urging of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District have approved funds and scheduled an extension for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study, a study of different flood control projects to protect Houston and Harris County from future heavy rainfall and flood events. The approval comes after Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Surface Water Supply Project with West Harris County Regional Water Authority and Houston Public Works, Highlighting Water Investments in Infrastructure Bill

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Water Treatment Tour

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined representatives from Houston Public Works and West Harris County Regional Water Authority to tour the 55-mile Surface Water Supply Project, a large diameter (96”) water transmission pipeline from Lake Houston to West Harris County and Ft. Bend County. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring vital resources to Texas for water infrastructur...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Project Brays to Discuss Flood Mitigation and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) met with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Harris County Flood Control District to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Actand its potential impacts in Texas Congressional District Seven. Congresswoman Fletcher toured Brays Bayou for an update on Segment 4 of Brays Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Pr...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Joe Neguse Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Reforming Broadband Connectivity Act

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), together with Representatives Joe Neguse (CO-02), Angie Craig (MN-02), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Kat Cammack (FL-03), and Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced H.R. 6314, the Reforming Broadband Connectivity Act, directing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve funding for the Universal Service Fund (USF) to allow for expanded access to broadband and o...

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 ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Community Conversation on National Flood Insurance Program Updates

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Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Conversation with Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin, Houston Chief Recovery Officer Steve Costello, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Flood Insurance Liaison Gilbert Giron to discuss changes to flood insurance costs. Earlier this month, FEMA implemented a n...

Congresswoman Fletcher and Congressman Rice Introduce the Bipartisan FEMA Relief Extension Act

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan FEMA Relief Extension Act to extend the period of time for individuals and households to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) temporary housing assistance from 18 months to 24 months following a presidentially declared emergency or disaster. “When disasters happen, it takes time for ...