Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Health Care

Congresswoman Jackson Lee regards health care as one of the most pressing issues facing this country and the world. She has been a staunch supporter of legislation that aims to eliminate health disparities in this country, fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic, combat the childhood obesity crisis facing this nation, and provide health insurance coverage for all Americans. She believes that quality healthcare should be affordable and accessible to all. Since the Affordable Care Act was rolled out by the president uninsured citizens numbers have dropped from 18 million to 11.9 million people, a 66% decrease in uninsured citizens.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee fully understands the urgent need to provide a high-quality, accessible, and affordable health care system for all and is working hard to tackle the problem of the uninsured and the under-insured. There are currently forty-seven million uninsured Americans, nine million of whom are children. Another fifty million are underinsured. Of utmost concern to Congresswoman Jackson Lee, is ensuring that every child in this country have access to adequate health insurance.

More on Health Care

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release


For Immediate Release                                          Contact: Glenn Rushing

December 1, 2016                                                    (202) 225-3816


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on World AIDS Day



Dec 1, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Contact: Glenn Rushing

November 30, 2016                                                                                    202-225-3816


Press Statement


Dec 1, 2016 Press Release
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November 30, 2015                                                                                    202-225-3816
Sep 21, 2016 Press Release

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact: Michael J. McQuerry

September 21, 2016                                                                202-225-7080



Press Statement


As Public Health Crises Mount House Republicans Have Abandoned The American People


Sep 8, 2016 Editorial
Enact a law to respond quickly to threats
Sep 6, 2016 Press Release



 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact: Michael J. McQuerry

September 6, 2016                                                               202-225-7080




Sep 6, 2016 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  Contact: Michael J. McQuerry

September 6, 2016                                                                                      202-225-7080

Press Statement


May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after being named to serve on a conference committee working to complete legislation addressing the opioid addiction epidemic.

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

February 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security and House Judiciary Committees, released the following statement after the President released is final budget today:

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

February 2, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, on Groundhog Day, House Republicans voted for the 63rd time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, and for the 12th time to attack women’s health care in the 114th Congress alone. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement: