Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “The award of the Congressional Gold Medal is long overdue recognition of the remarkable record of achievement in the field of domestic affairs of the person most responsible for several of the nation’s landmark laws that mark their 50th anniversary this year.”

July 29, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
July 20, 2015

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, released the following statement today expressing support, gratitude, and appreciation for all who have worn the uniform in the Armed

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Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
July 20, 2015

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement today calling upon the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the suspicious death in custody of 28-year old Sandra Bland in Waller, County, Texas:

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith loved his family and his country and gave his life to keep them safe. He is a hero.”

July 16, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Requiring the FBI to report occurrences of accidental transfers of a firearms to individuals who should have been denied access ensures internal oversight and allows for effective monitoring to expose any other patterns or practices in need of administrative or legislative action.”

July 21, 2015                                                                       

Jul 20, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is sacred treasure, earned by the sweat and toil and tears and blood of ordinary Americans who showed the world it was possible to accomplish extraordinary things”

July 16, 2015

Jul 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, I received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). This award recognizes my votes during the 113th Congress which contributed to the protection and enhancement of America’s national parks.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
Now Congress has a responsibility under the law for a period of 60 days to not play politics but to review this agreement extensively to ensure the safety and security of the American people, our Democratic ally in the Mideast and a nuclear calm among our ally in the Mideast, stated Congresswoman Jackson Lee

July 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after President Obama announced that the negotiators of the P5+1 nations have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran:

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Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
We need to provide the FBI with more resources and define the law in such a way that they have the appropriate time to do background checks, stated Congresswoman Jackson Lee

July 13, 2015

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Ted Lieu (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the protection of American children during international custody matters:

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