Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Apr 8, 2013 Press Release
100 million riders shows that we should continue to seek federal funding to expand light rail thru out Houston

METRO Rail has recorded 100 million boarding’s since service began in January of 2004. Eighteen light-rail vehicles (LRVs) have traveled more than four million miles and achieved this record four years ahead of schedule. METRO’s rail fleet is getting a boost with the introduction of 19 Siemens rail cars also. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson lee released the following statement:

Apr 8, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement after meeting with Teachers and Students at Konia Community Learning Academy Center to discuss gun free and safe schools:

Mar 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), a senior member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following statement today on the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of two cases involving marriage equality for same-sex couples:

Mar 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the death of Judge A. D. Azios, the first Hispanic judge elected in Harris County:

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court review of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder. Members of Congress, civil rights leaders and organizations, and hundreds of supporters of protecting the right to vote for all Americans will gather on the steps of the Supreme Court as the arguments are heard.

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release

September is Gospel Music Heritage Month as proclaimed by H. Con. Res. 370 which was introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jackson Lee Calls Upon House Leadership to Instead Bring Up and Pass Bipartisan Senate-Passed Bill and Send to the President

Today, Rep. Jackson Lee stated that she opposes the House GOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization substitute, introduced by the GOP Leadership on February 22 and which is scheduled to be considered by the House on Wednesday and Thursday. The GOP Leadership introduced the substitute as an alternative to S.

Feb 25, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jackson Lee Highlights New Report Showing that Middle Class Texans Will Pay the Price Without It

Today, a new report was released by the Obama Administration on the harm that automatic spending cuts scheduled to occur on Friday would cause here in Texas.  Rep.

Feb 16, 2013 Press Release
Iraq must maintain its commitment to uphold the legal and humanitarian obligations as they relate to the people of Camp Liberty, says Rep. Jackson Lee

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the mortar attack at Camp Liberty in Iraq this past weekend:

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act:

“On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act into law – only the third bill he signed upon becoming President, two weeks after his inauguration. 

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