Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

May 18, 2016 Press Release
May 17, 2016

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.

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May 6, 2016 Press Release
“Give infants born to incarcerated mothers a chance to succeed in life,” stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

What:          HR 5130 - The “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2016” or the “SIMARRA Act,” will permit the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates.  The “SIMARRA

May 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement in honor of Cinco de Mayo today:

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, after writing and talking with the IRS Commissioner, announces that Houston area tax payers qualify for relief from Penalties on late tax returns due to severe weather and flooding in the Houston area:

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No.

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Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Investigations released the following statement regarding the recent shooting of Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton:

Apr 4, 2016 Press Release
April 1, 2016

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the shooting of Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer at a Richmond, Virginia Greyhound station yesterday:

Apr 4, 2016 Press Release
April 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 215,000 jobs in March.  With businesses adding 195,000 jobs last month, March represents the 73rd consecutive month of private sector job growth.

Apr 4, 2016 Press Release
March 30, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following joint statement after the White House announced President Obama granted commutations to 61 individuals:

Mar 29, 2016 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “I commend the dedicated members of the U.S. Capitol Police for their effective and measured response to the incident at the Capitol Visitor Center.”

March 28, 2016

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Judiciary Committee, and the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement today regarding the incident at the Capitol Visitor Center:

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