Transportation & Infrastructure

Ahead of Reconciliation, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Urges Additional Funding to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Flood Mitigation

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led members of the Texas Congressional delegation in a letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) urging inclusion of robust funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in its portion of the Build Back Better Act to address the nearly $100 billion backlog of authorized projects. “As our community reco...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces New Legislation to Help Communities Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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Broadband Incentives for Communities Act

(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced new legislation, the Broadband Incentives for Communities Act, to help communities across the country upgrade and expand their broadband infrastructure. Over the past decade, Congress has invested $12 billion for communities to deploy broadband, and as Congress moves to pass an infrastructure package with additional broadband inve...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and the Houston community in H.R. 4502, a package of seven government appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives. The appropriations package included four of Congresswoman Fletcher’s community funded projects totaling more than $2 million in funds directed to the Houst...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $36.7 Million for Repairs to Addicks Reservoir Channels

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) will receive $36,717,825.60 to help repair Addicks Reservoir channels from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey and to restore channels to pre-Harvey levels of conveyance. The funding will be provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Our community has worked together to recover...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Protect First Responders and Environment from PFAS Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House of Representatives as a part of H.R. 2467, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. The PFAS Action Act helps improve the safety of drinking water for communities across the country by preventing the contamination of wells and watersheds by these harmful chemicals....

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures $13.6 Million For Projects Benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and Houston Community

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced she has secured $13,681,835 for local projects benefiting Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and the Houston community in appropriations legislation that will be considered by the House of Representatives in coming weeks. These projects will provide funding for the Harris County Flood Control District, the City of Houston Police, Fire, and ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Pass Critical Infrastructure Legislation; Secures $20 Million for TX-07

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, legislation to make transformational investments in America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure. This legislation moves forward key pieces of President Biden’s infrastructure vision. It passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support, 221-201. Congressw...

Houston Chronicle: Harris County gets nearly $10M from FEMA to restore Barker dam to pre-Harvey level of conveyance

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U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher announced on Wednesday that the Harris County Flood Control District has been awarded $9.8 million in funding through FEMA for repairs to the Barker Reservoir Watershed from damages causes by Hurricane Harvey. According to a press release from the congresswoman, the funds are to restore the channels of Mason Creek and Upper Buffalo Bayou to pre-Harvey levels of conveyance...

Community Impact Newspaper: FEMA awards $9.8M to Harris County Flood Control District to restore Barker Reservoir watershed

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The Harris County Flood Control District has been awarded $9.8 million in federal funding to help repair the Barker Reservoir watershed from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston, announced in a June 23 news release. The funding, issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is aimed at restoring water channels to pre-Harvey levels of conveyanc...

Congresswoman Fletcher Announces Nearly $10 million in FEMA Funding to Repair the Barker Reservoir Watershed from Hurricane Harvey Damages

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Barker Reservoir FEMA Grant

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has been awarded $9.8 million in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help repair Barker Reservoir Watershed from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey and restore channels, including Mason Creek and Upper Buffalo Bayou, to pre-Harvey levels of conveyance. ...