Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
August 16, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the passing of Julian Bond:

Aug 14, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Social Security is the primary economic lifeline for 90,766 citizens in the 18th Congressional District and injects more than $97 million into Houston’s economy annually”

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Homeland Security and Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, today marked the 80th anniversary of the enactment of the Social Security program, landmark legislation signed into law by President Fr

Aug 12, 2015 Press Release

Houston, TX – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus, released the following statement regarding International Youth Day:

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Aug 12, 2015 Press Release
CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF CHRISTIAN TAYLOR, A YOUNG, TALENTED FOOTBALL PLAYER AND SENDS CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY

August 11, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement today:

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release
July 31, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement today applauding Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for launching the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program:

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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “The award of the Congressional Gold Medal is long overdue recognition of the remarkable record of achievement in the field of domestic affairs of the person most responsible for several of the nation’s landmark laws that mark their 50th anniversary this year.”

July 29, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
July 20, 2015

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, released the following statement today expressing support, gratitude, and appreciation for all who have worn the uniform in the Armed

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Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
July 20, 2015

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement today calling upon the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the suspicious death in custody of 28-year old Sandra Bland in Waller, County, Texas:

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith loved his family and his country and gave his life to keep them safe. He is a hero.”

July 16, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “Requiring the FBI to report occurrences of accidental transfers of a firearms to individuals who should have been denied access ensures internal oversight and allows for effective monitoring to expose any other patterns or practices in need of administrative or legislative action.”

July 21, 2015                                                                       

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