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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Fund Government

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.Res. 1102, which extends government funding through the end of Fiscal Year 2024, September 30, 2024.

“Keeping our government funded and functioning is a fundamental responsibility of Congress,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I am pleased that this legislation adheres to the Fiscal Responsibility Act and funds important federal programs through the end of the fiscal year while investing in key priorities for Houstonians and the American people, and I was glad to vote for this bill today.”

H.Res. 1102 includes the remaining six appropriations bills that were excluded from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, which Congresswoman Fletcher voted for earlier this month. The six bills in H.Res. 1102 are: Defense; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. 


  • $39.9 billion for medical and health care programs of the Department of Defense;
  • Prioritizes support for military families, including increasing pay by 5.2 percent, the Basic Allowance for Housing by 5.4 percent, and the Basic Allowance for Subsistence by 1.7 percent;
  • Protects our national security, preserves our domestic advanced manufacturing base to support jobs and grow the economy, and invests in research and development; and
  • Protects women’s rights by preserving the Department of Defense’s travel policy to ensure servicemembers and their families can access reproductive healthcare.

Financial Services & General Government 

  • Assists small businesses and entrepreneurs through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI);
  • Protects our democracy with Election Security Grants that ensure the integrity and safety of our elections; and
  • Supports the Administration’s 5.2 percent pay increase for Federal workers. 

Homeland Security 

  • $1.6 billion for border management requirements, including Border Patrol processing facilities, transportation requirements, migrant medical needs, and other costs;
  • $29.9 million to support the reunification of families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump Administration;
  • $20 million for an additional 150 CBP Officers to support counter fentanyl efforts;
  • $160.1 million for refugee processing, asylum, and work authorization backlog reduction;
  • $111.1 million for the E-Verify program; and
  • Provides no new funds for the border wall, and instead makes investments in border security.


  • $48.6 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $7.2 billion for the National Cancer Institute;
  • $1 billion increase for child care and Head Start programs;
  • $100 million increase for Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias research;
  • $1.9 billion, equal to fiscal year 2023, for the Health Centers program;
  • $1.4 billion for health workforce training, including an increase of $5 million for nursing programs and an increase of $5 million for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education;
  • $2.6 billion for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program;
  • $286 million for Title X Family Planning; and
  • Rejects Republican cuts, including saving 224,000 teachers’ jobs.

State and Foreign Operations

  • $25.3 billion for FEMA, including $274.5 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program;
  • 12,000 additional Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans that assisted the United States;
  • $8.9 billion for international security assistance to allies and partners globally through international narcotics control and law enforcement activities, antiterrorism programs, nonproliferation programs, peacekeeping operations, and other critical international security efforts; and
  • Invests in Global Health by including $10 billion to support the health of families and communities around the world.