Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill; Passes Amendment to Support Energy Research
Washington, July 31, 2020 | Rocio Cruz
(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 Energy Research program to support pioneering techniques from Texas energy producers to reduce carbon emissions.
“One of the most important roles of Congress is allocating funding, and I was glad to vote in support of the second appropriations package today. This bill makes responsible and much-needed investments to our communities that will help improve our nation’s infrastructure, prioritize public health, and invest in our energy future,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “I was also glad that my amendment that will support research in new techniques in development by Texas energy producers was included.”
H.R. 7617 consists of six FY 2021 appropriations bills: Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.
Below is a list of Congresswoman Fletcher’s priorities that passed in the appropriations package today:
Energy and Water Development