Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was killed by gun violence. Forty-six years later it is imperative that we come together in strong support of a broad and comprehensive strategy to reduce gun violence in America by requiring universal background checks and ending the gunshow loophole”

Houston, TX – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Governor of Georgia signed legislation (Georgia House Bill 60) which allows Georgians to carry firearms in a wide range of new places, including schools, bars, churches and government buildings:

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “The affirmative action vote in Michigan was likely made out of fear and apprehension of young people being able to get a quality education – affirmative action helps create at better 21st century of America”

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Schuette v.

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day:

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release
Those incarcerated can now apply for the reduced sentences as a result of new rules that would expand the pool of eligibility, a bid that would also lower the number of prisoners serving long sentences due to federal drug laws, says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

April 21, 2014

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the new rules announced today by Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the clemency initiative announced by the Department of Justice:

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release
Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson, Jr. touched the lives of many Houstonians for over 40 years with his gift of being a great Pastor, says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Houston, TX – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson, Jr.:

Apr 14, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “America must ensure the security of our borders”

April 11, 2014           

 

Apr 14, 2014 Press Release

April 9, 2014

 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mourns the fallen heroes who lost their lives and prays for the healing of the wounded and all the families that are suffering.

April 9, 2014        

 

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding today’s memorial at the Fort Hood military base which she attended with the President of the United States and the Texas Congressional Delegation:

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee offers her deepest sympathy to the families of the men and women who lost their lives and to those who were injured at Fort Hood.

April 2, 2014

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding today’s shooting at the Fort Hood military base.

Apr 1, 2014 Press Release
This Republican budget is yet another attack on American seniors, students, workers, and middle class families – all for the sake of protecting loopholes for the wealthy and corporations shipping jobs overseas, says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today after Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget:

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