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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Community Leaders To Highlight American Rescue Plan Act’s Impact on Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and West University Mayor Bob Higley joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Precinct 1), Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia (Precinct 2), and other local leaders to highlight the positive impacts of the American Rescue Plan Act for the City of Houston and Harris County.  The bipartisan group of community leaders emphasized the legislation’s direct support as they continue to be on the frontlines of confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It’s been one year since COVID-19 changed our lives, and while we’re not through this crisis yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I am glad to deliver this aid in this critical moment of this crisis.  The American Rescue Plan Act is transformative legislation that provides direct funding for Houston, for Harris County, and for the cities and towns across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District.  I am grateful for the partnership of our delegation and local officials to craft this legislation to make sure it meets the needs of our community.”

“Our city has been hard-hit on many fronts by the economic challenges from the pandemic. The American Rescue Package will bring resources to keep our residents safe, allowing our city to return to normal and thrive. As the mayor of West U. on behalf of the taxpayer homeowners of West U., I thank Congresswoman Fletcher and her staff for always listening to the needs of her constituents,” said Mayor Bob Higley.   

The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform estimates the legislation would deliver the following to Texas’ Seventh Congressional District: