Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces FEMA Funding for Critical Flood Mitigation Project in West Houston

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the City of Houston $1.7 million for the first phase of the Subterranean Detention Basin and Storm Sewer Improvement project – part of a $54.3 million infrastructure project to undertake flood mitigation projec... Read more »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Op-Ed: The time for HELP is now.

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) published an op-ed in The Hill calling on the Senate to take action in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and pass her bipartisan disaster recovery bill, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act. The HELP Act is the first original bill Congresswoman Fletcher filed in Congress. It passed the House of Representatives last year with overwhelming ... Read more »

On Three-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Laura Approaches Texas, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable

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(Houston, TX) – Today, three years after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with Houston flood group leaders and experts to discuss progress made in recovery efforts and what more can be done. This discussion comes as Hurricane Laura approaches Texas with potential impacts in the region. “Today, we mark the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Ha... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $14.7 Million DOT Grant for METRO

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has been awarded a $14,770,058 grant from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. METRO will use the funding to replace legacy fare payment systems used by regional transit providers in the Houston area. The new fare c... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill; Passes Amendment to Support Energy Research

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and communities across the country in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills, which passed earlier today. The appropriations package included Congresswoman Fletcher’s amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Fossil E... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Critical Water Infrastructure Bill Passes House of Representatives; Secures Authorization for Port of Houston Expansion Project

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced final House passage of H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), a bipartisan bill that would invest in Houston’s water infrastructure and improve flood protection projects in the Houston region and across the country. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Fletcher... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Secures Authorization for Port of Houston Expansion in Water Resources Development Act

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**Watch Fletcher’s Remarks in Committee HERE** (Houston, TX) – Working with a bipartisan coalition, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured authorization for the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee today. As a member of the Committee’s Water Resources... Read more »

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 »