Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Advocates for Projects Benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, Moving Them Forward in House

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that fifteen projects benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District that she requested have been included in legislation passed by subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, bringing them one step closer to House passage. “I am pleased to announce that the Appropriations Committee is moving legislation forward that will provide Te...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Authorize Key Flood Mitigation Projects for Houston, Including Coastal Texas Study

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA), H.R. 7776, to authorize water resources projects around the country. The bill includes projects Congresswoman Fletcher specifically advocated for in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and across the region. “The Water Resources Development Act is so important to protecting our c...

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Host Press Conference Highlighting Nearly $625,000 in Funding for Jersey Village Water Lines

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 4 to highlight $624,835 in federal funding she secured to replace water lines for approximately 55 homes in Jersey Village. The funding will replace sewer lines for approximately 25 homes, while the entire street will receive new storm sewer lines to help remove rain from streets to prevent street flooding and red...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Requests Funding for Victims of Hurricane Harvey Who Were Previously Denied Relief

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led Members in a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting $45 million for Texans wrongly denied disaster relief under a duplication of benefits rule. “As you develop the Fiscal Year 2023 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill, we respectfully request that you appropriate at least $45 million for the ...

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to Hold Virtual Community Conversation on Flood Mitigation and Recovery

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4.14 CC on Flood Mitigation and Recovery

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will hold a virtual Community Conversation to discuss flood mitigation and recovery efforts in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Community Conversations are town halls on a topic that Congresswoman Fletcher holds with special guests. WHAT Virtual Community Conversation on flood mitigation and recovery WHO Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Col. Timothy Vail | ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Delivers Nearly $10 Million for Meyergrove Detention Basin

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3.23 Meyergrove CFP

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a press conference to highlight $9,950,000 in federal funding that she secured for the Meyergrove Detention Basin in the Funding for the People Act. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin (District C), Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Precinct 1), and Harris County Flood Control District Director Tina Peters...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on HUD Acceptance of Texas GLO Plan

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced it would accept the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) amended plan to distribute certain federal disaster mitigation funds that Congress authorized following Hurricane Harvey. HUD’s approval of this plan comes after an investigation found the Texas GLO discriminated on the basis of race and national origin against Black and H...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Testifies Before Congress in Support of Coastal Texas Study and Improvements to Port Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in support of her request that the Committee authorize the projects identified in the Coastal Texas Study in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, as well as her requests for additional authorizations that support expansion projects at the Port of Houston, including the Ho...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Holds Community Conversation on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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2.17 CC on IIJA

Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a virtual Community Conversation on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The event featured Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston; Tom Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at Houston METRO; Jarrett Simmons, Chief Development Officer at Houston Airport System; and Byron Williams, Deputy District Engineer at U.S...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours METRORapid Silver Line, Highlighting Local Transit Benefits in Infrastructure Bill

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2.11 METRO Tour

On Friday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) met with leadership from Houston METRO and toured the METRORapid Silver Line to discuss public transit projects that will benefit from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—the largest federal investment in public transit in U.S. history. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will invest $3.3 billion in Texas to modernize pu...