Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill To Help Disabled Veterans Access Vehicles Passes House

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AUTO For Veterans Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano’s (CA-41) Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, H.R. 3304, passed the House.  This bill expands the eligibility for disabled veterans to obtain vehicles modified for their disabilities. “In Houston and in communities across the…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2022 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released her 2022 Mid-Year Report detailing her work representing Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the first half of this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislation and constituent matters. “I am honored and proud to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, and to bring the voices…

On Five Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Work To Protect TX-07 Residents from Flooding

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8.25 Harvey: Five Years Later

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) recognized the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and highlighted past and ongoing projects to protect TX-07 homes and businesses from flooding.  “Today, we mark the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and its profound impact across our region,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “Since that day, our community has…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Effort Urging Houston-Galveston Area Council To Fairly Allocate Flooding Funds

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led her Houston colleagues in sending a letter to the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) expressing concern for its proposed funding distribution plan for funds Congress appropriated that the General Land Office has allocated to H-GAC for distribution.  In February, the H-GAC board voted to allocate only two percent of total funding to the…

Pace of Harris County home buyouts slower than hoped for after Hurricane Harvey

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On a hot day in July, a small audience of cars appeared camped out across the street from a demolition site. Local residents were there to bear witness to a highly anticipated event in South Kingwood: the last of the Forest Cove Townhomes were getting knocked down. For the past five years, a complex of townhomes has sat empty and ramshackled after getting slammed with stormwater…

Editorial: No, hell didn’t freeze over. Here's why climate bill is close to passing.

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This week, five years ago, Houston was reeling from three years of major floods — Memorial Day, Tax Day, Memorial Day again. Many of us were soggy but still skeptical of whether the heavy rains were really connected to climate change. Then came Hurricane Harvey at the end of August and its biblical downpour, dumping more than 50 inches of rain onto the city. Bird’s-eye view…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in Government Funding Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the FY 2023 Six-Bill Appropriations Minibus, H.R. 8294, a government spending bill that funds multiple departments and agencies, and invests in critical water and flooding infrastructure, makes key investments in clean energy technologies, provides funding for election security, and more.  The bill passed the House by a vote…

Bellaire, West University Place projects included in federal appropriations bill requests

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Several local projects in the cities of Bellaire, West University Place and Southside Place could receive a funding boost from the federal government as the House Committee on Appropriations takes requests from local Congress members. As part of the Community Project Funding program, members of Congress across the U.S. are allowed to request funding for up to 15 projects in their…

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…