Transportation & Infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Testifies in Congress to Build the Ike Dike as Part of American Jobs Plan

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) testified in support of the Texas Coastal Spine project, sometimes referred to as the Ike Dike, and called for it to be included in President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan. A key priority of the American Jobs Plan is strengthening infrastructure in vulnerable coastal areas, making the Texas Gulf Coast one of the most critical areas of focus for t... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1.6 Million for Repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center

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Kendall Library and Community Center Grant Award $1.6 Millon

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Houston will receive $1,656,849 in federal funding for repairs to the Kendall Library and Community Center, which closed because of damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. The funding is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Libraries are vital centers across our community, and the damage to the Kendall... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bipartisan HELP Act Passes Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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HELP Act Committee Passage

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1917, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act has passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 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 potential federal funds. ... Read more »

Following Texas Winter Storm, Reps. Lizzie Fletcher, Michael McCaul Renew Bipartisan HELP Act to Expedite Recovery Process After Natural Disasters

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Reintroduced: The HELP Act, the Hazards Eligibility and Local Projects Act

Following last month’s winter storm, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced her legislation, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act to help expedite disaster mitigation projects after natural disasters. The HELP Act eliminates unnecessary bureaucratic delays to beginning recovery projects by allowing certain eligible disaster mitigation projects to begin without the risk ... Read more »

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Energy & Commerce Committee Leaders Demand Answers from Governor Abbott on Power Outage Crisis

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**WATCH: Fletcher discusses E&C Committee probe on MSNBC** “We’re not seeing the leadership in Austin that we need.” (Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) calle... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Final Passage of WRDA Legislation

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WRDA 2020 Ship Channel Expansion

(Washington, DC) — Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced House passage of S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), the conference report 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 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Fletch... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Helps Secure $4 Million Flood Mitigation Grant for Jersey Village

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that the City of Jersey Village will receive a $4.23 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Following initial approval for federal funding for the Wall St. Drainage Improvements & Berm project, FEMA required a second Environmental and Historic Preservation review of the project, which would have caus... Read more »

Jersey Village secures $4 million in grant funding for flood control projects

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Community Impact Cy-Fair, November 30, 2020 By: Shawn Arrajj The city of Jersey Village is set to receive roughly $4.2 million in grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to advance two flood mitigation projects within city limits. The projects—which involve making drainage improvements on Wall Street and several adjacent streets and building an earthen barrier around a portion of ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Submits Public Comment on Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS) Interim Report, which evaluates multiple alternatives to reduce flood risk and manage water conveyance in and around Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. In her letter, Congresswoman Fletcher urges the Corps to incorporate the public fe... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Calls on Army Corps to Extend Public Comment Period for Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the public comment period for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report, which was made available last Friday. The report evaluates both upstream and downstream alternative plans to reduce flood risk, including increased conveyance along Buffalo Bayou, added storage ups... Read more »