Lizzie Fletcher

 

Texas 07

2020 margin: 3.3%

Biden\Trump margin: 8.8%

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EXPERIENCE

Prior to her election, Fletcher represented Houstonians in the courtroom as a lawyer on a wide range of matters, first at an international law firm headquartered in Houston and later at a boutique litigation firm, where she became its first woman partner. In 2006, Fletcher received her JD degree from William and Mary Law School, where she was Chief Editor of the William and Mary Law Review. Her AB degree is from Kenyon College, 1997. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

ON THE ISSUES

“We are called now to protect our fundamental American ideals—equality, liberty, justice, freedom, civil rights, and democracy—and to ensure that these ideals define our society.” lizziefletcher.com

 

“We are now engaged in an important and overdue conversation about public safety and the failures of our justice system, in particular for communities of color.” lizziefletcher.com

 

Co-sponsored and voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, one important step in this critical work

 

Co-sponsored and voted for the Equality Act to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other existing laws to ensure that LGBTQ individuals are afforded the same protections against discrimination as every other American 

 

“Many in our community do not have access to quality, affordable health care. We have an obligation to make sure they do.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

Serves on the New Democrat Coalition Health Care Task Force,

 

“Gun violence in America doesn’t have to be inevitable. We can prevent gun violence with thoughtful, data-driven, common-sense policy solutions.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

Co-sponsored the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 to require universal background checks and close loopholes that enable domestic abusers and convicted felons to buy guns

 

Voted to pass the Enhanced Background Checks Act, which would close the Charleston Loophole.

 

Co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 and the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019

 

Voted to fund gun violence prevention research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the first time in years

 

“We need comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

Co-sponsored The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect DACA and TPS recipients, and the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act to reform the legal immigration system by eliminating per-country percentage limits

 

Co-sponsored the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act

 

“We should be enacting and enforcing laws that make it easier, not harder, for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

Co-sponsored the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which restores the Voting Rights Act of 1965 

 

Co-sponsored For the People Act of 2019

 

Co-sponsored the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act 

 

“Protecting women’s access to safe and affordable reproductive health care is one of my top priorities.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

“As a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I am standing up for the right to choose – and I always will.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

“In Congress, I am working to ensure that every child can receive a high-quality education and the opportunities that a good education affords.”  lizziefletcher.com

 

 

POLITICS IN HOUSTON

Houston Chronicle endorsed Fletcher in 2020: “Her first-ever run for public office [in 2018] resulted in the defeat of a nine-term Republican incumbent…She faces re-election with a solid record of accomplishment and a reputation for working across the aisle and serving constituents.”

 

Trump won in Texas generally, but not in Fletcher’s district, where Biden won, 54% to 45%.

 

Lizzie Fletcher won this time with 50.8% of the vote.  Her opponent got 47.5%.

COMMITTEES

+ CAUCUSES

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Health Subcommittee

  • Communications & Technology
    Subcommittee

  • Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee
     

House Committee on Science, Space,
and Technology

  • Environment Subcommittee.
     

  • New Democrat Coalition​
  • Natural Gas Caucus​

  • Anti-Semitism Caucus

  • Asian Pacific American Caucus

  • Black Maternal Health Caucus

  • Diabetes Caucus

  • Equality Caucus

  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

  • National Corrosion Caucus

  • Oil and Gas Caucus

  • Pro Choice Caucus

  • Small Brewers Caucus

  • Sportsmen Caucus

  • U.S. - Japan Caucus