Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Aug 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) released the following statement in relation to their joint request to Attorney General Eric H. Holder which urged the U.S.

Aug 7, 2014 Press Release

“Mickey Leland was a humble but larger than life man who humbled himself to find the most impoverished and the neediest and worked to make the pathway of their life better. He was a man who sought to make the pathways of those unknown to him better than the misery in which he found them.

Aug 6, 2014 Press Release
“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”

HOUSTON– Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today marking the 49th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965:

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
“Bad Bills like this should be stopped immediately and it seems that the Republican conference cannot get its act together today,” says Congresswoman Jackson Lee

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement today after the House Republicans failed to bring up a Supplemental bill that would address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border:

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Trafficking in humans, and especially domestic child trafficking, has no place in civilized society. We need to ensure that state and local law enforcements agencies have the tools, resources, and training necessary to identify, apprehend, and prosecute criminals who ruthlessly traffic in children and young person”

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Ranking Member of House Homeland Security Committee’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, and Founder and Co-Chair of the House Children’s Caucus, released the following statement after introducing the “Securing Assistance for Victims of Exploitation Act of 201

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after some House conservatives called for a vote this week on a resolution declaring that President Obama already has ‘the necessary tools at his disposal’ to address the flood of undocumented minors arriving from Central America:

Jul 28, 2014 Press Release
The partnership will promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel in the Port Authority of Houston and 16 other U.S. air and land ports of entry

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, announced today that the U.S. CBP has selected the Port Houston Authority as one of the 16 U.S. ports to enter into reimbursable service agreements:

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today after participating in “Witness Wednesdays” where Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, faith, labor, and non-profit leaders focused on giving a voice to the pain of the unemployed by reading their stories and examining the long-term impact of unemployment on local economies an

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
I demand intense unfettered access to the crash site so these bodies can be recovered and treated with dignity. This is an illegitimate government and the Russian separatists should cease fire and move away from the scene for all of the nation representatives to take care of their citizens, says Rep. Jackson Lee

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding the heinous actions by the pro-Russian Separatists in Ukraine who refuse to turn over the bodies of the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17:

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “The Sentencing Commission’s vote is a positive step forward as it makes federal drug sentencing fairer for all, saves the taxpayers millions of dollars annually, and reaffirms the premise that the men and women who have paid their debt to society are worthy of a second chance to redeem their lives and contribute to their communities.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after the U.S.

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