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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Pass Critical Infrastructure Legislation; Fletcher’s Bipartisan Amendments Pass House

Washington, July 1, 2020 | Rocio Cruz

(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 Actlegislation 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 fuels, and ensure high-speed rail projects, like the Texas high-speed train project, can secure the funding they need.

The Moving Forward Act delivers a comprehensive plan to improve the country’s roads, bridges, and transit systems; support American manufacturing; invest in the postal service; and more.  The legislation passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, 233-188. 

“Houstonians know the value of resilient infrastructure and have called on Congress to create forward-looking solutions to improve our community’s infrastructure needs,” said Congresswoman Fletcher. “I was glad to work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to help finalize this legislation, and to vote in support of this bill that will have a positive impact in Houston and in communities across the country.” 

In January, Congresswoman Fletcher joined leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Ways and Means Committee to unveil the “Moving Forward” framework—a five-year plan to address the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs.  She highlighted her priorities for the Houston region. 

The Moving Forward Act builds on this framework to deliver results across the country.  A factsheet on the Moving Forward Act can be viewed here