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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and the Houston community in H.R. 4502, a package of seven government appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives.  The appropriations package included four of Congresswoman Fletcher’s community funded projects totaling more than $2 million in funds directed to the Houston community.  

“Congress has the power to allocate our resources to further our country’s goals, and I was glad to vote to support many of our district’s priorities in the appropriations package,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I am also proud to have secured funds for the City of Houston Health and Fire Departments and the Cities of Bellaire and Jersey Village in this package, providing needed support to our community in direct and tangible ways.” 

Congresswoman Fletcher secured the following funding for TX-07 in this first round of appropriations legislation: 

  • $900,000 for the City of Houston Health Department to purchase a new Ambulance Mobile Stroke Unit to respond more quickly and appropriately to stroke victims and help increase their chance of survival without handicap.
  • $450,000 for the City of Houston Fire Department to support their Emergency Telehealth and Navigation (ETHAN) project, where on-scene mobile technology is used to connect EMT care for low-acuity 911 patients with emergency physicians who have access to primary care resources within the community.
  • $782,000 for the City of Bellaire to address the deficient waterline infrastructure and improve water distribution and wastewater collection systems.  The funding will help repair and replace certain waterlines that are older than 50 years. 
  • $624,835 for the City of Jersey Village for a full street reconstruction of Seattle Street in Jersey Village from Senate Ave west to the dead end.  This project will replace water lines for approximately 55 homes and replace sewer lines for approximately 25 homes.  The whole street will receive new storm sewer lines that will help remove rain from the streets and hold it in the larger storm water pipes to help prevent street flooding and reduce the chance of home flooding on these blocks.