We stand at a unique moment, where a bipartisan consensus in Congress has emerged around the critical need to improve our criminal justice system, and the White House supports these efforts, states Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement regarding the Sentencing Reform Act (H.R. 3713), which passed out of the House Judiciary Committee today by voice vote:
We must ensure the safety of women seeking an abortion by providing quality, safe, legal care—not shutting down clinics, stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court announcing today that it will hear a challenge to key parts of Texas' 2013 abortion law that pro-abortion rights groups say is one of the strictest in the nation:
Jackson Lee: “Although there remains some uncertainty regarding the cause and culprits of the passenger airline crash in Egypt, a clear lesson from this disaster is that we must remain ever vigilant to ensure the security of commercial air travel.”
November 5, 2015
November 3, 2015
Washington, DC - The Houston Housing Authority Chairman Lance Gilliam informed leaders of the Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church that the Authority has ended its efforts to acquire three vacant tracts owned by the church in Houston's Fifth Ward.
Jackson Lee: “This agreement protects our seniors and children, prevents defaulting on the national debt, and avoids a damaging government shutdown like the last one in 2013 that cost the economy $24 billion and thousands of jobs.”
October 28, 2015
Announcement follows the Obama Administration’s commitment of 300 U.S. troops in Africa to track fighters from Boko Haram.
October 26, 2015
Announcement comes two days after private meeting between Congressional Pakistan Caucus Co-Chair Jackson Lee and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on issues related to girls’ education, religious freedom and the economic empowerment in Pakistan.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today regarding the White House announcement of $70 million grant program for girls education programs in Pakistan and First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative:
Jackson Lee: This $12 million grant will provide much needed flood relief to Houston area residents.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, announces a grant of over $12 million in federal funds to improve an existing storm water detention basin and provide for the construction of a new storm water detention basin. The project when completed will lower flood water surface elevations and reduce structure flooding.
“Today, with this legislation, we unify to reject a system that is often more effective at creating criminals and collateral damage than actual justice. We have come together for change,” stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, held a press conference with Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, and other members of the House Judiciary Committee to unveil the “Sentencing Reform Act of 2015.” This bipartisan sentencing