Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the University of Houston has been awarded a research grant in the amount of $329,581 from the National Cancer Institute to support the University’s outstanding Prostate Cancer research program:

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Jan 15, 2015 Press Release
Currently, In Our State of Texas 3,757,440 Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE APPLAUDS PLANS TO STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS BY ENSURING PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE

 

Currently, In Our State of Texas 3,757,440 Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

 

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ Homeland Security funding bill:

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member on the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the House Congressional Children’s Caucus, released the following statement regarding the latest barbaric acts and killings by Boko Haram:

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the University of Houston has been awarded a research grant in the amount of $188,125 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to support the University’s “Viral nanoparticles as ultrasensitive reporters in lateral-flow assays” research project.

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “There is much to hope for and to work for in the new year that begins tomorrow. But before we can do that, it is important that all Americans act responsibly and safely tonight as they usher out the old and welcome in the New Year.”

December 31, 2014

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security and former Chair of its Subcommittee on Transportation Security, released today the following statement:

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “I call upon the International Civil Aviation Organization to develop comprehensive guidelines to ensure that aircraft worldwide are equipped with real-time, state-of-the-art locator instruments so that in case of emergencies like Air Asia Flight QZ8501, any airliner can be identified and located as quickly as possible in real time”

December 29, 2014

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security and former Chair of its Subcommittee on Transportation Security, released the following statement regarding missing Air Asia Flight QZ8501:

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
December 29, 2014

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security and a Senior Member of the United States’ House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today regarding the fire in a high-rise apartment building for senior citizens that claimed the lives of five persons at the Wedgewood Seni

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
A victory for the first amendment and a triumph of principle over censorship and a seminal moment for rights of artists worldwide to have their works, particularly satire, shown and distributed and not subjected to terroristic threats, says Rep. Jackson Lee

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the United States House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in reference to the announcement by Sony that it will allow showings of the film, “The Interview”:

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
December 23, 2014

Houston, TX –Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today in response to the announcement that a Harris County grand jury has refused to indict the off-duty Houston Police Officer who shot and killed Jordan Baker, an unarmed 26-year old African-American, in the parking lot of a Houston shopping mall on January 16, 201

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