Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

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.

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
As I offer my deepest sympathy to the people that died on Malaysian Flight 17, there is no doubt that this tragedy and terrorist act falls squarely at the feet of Russia and President Putin. Both Russia and President Putin must now suffer the condemnation of the entire world, Rep. Jackson Lee

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement about reports that a passenger plane has been shot down in the area near the Ukraine-Russia border:

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
Jackson Lee: “How long have these precious schoolgirls been missing from their families? For Too long! Bring Our Girls Back!”

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, released the following statement today after taking to the House floor to remind the world that three months have passed since the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram on April 16, 2014:

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the University of Houston has been awarded $299,479 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project entitled “Role of Attractions in Modifying the Confined Flow of Colloids.”

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member on the Border and Maritime Subcommittee, released the following statement on the President’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the surge of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border, and for $600 million to fight wildf

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chair of the Texas Democratic House Delegation, released the following statement after Julián Castro was confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the death of Houston Fire Fighter Daniel Groover:

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