Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee released the following statement regarding the Taiwanese governments newly constructed Lighthouse and renovated wharf on the Taiping Island:

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Dec 16, 2015 Press Release
Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 will eliminate military-style firearms, high-capacity magazines, stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Judiciary Committee where she is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, today joined U.S. Rep David N.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release
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:

Nov 13, 2015 Press Release
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:

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Nov 9, 2015 Press Release
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.”

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Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release
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

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Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
Announcement follows the Obama Administration’s commitment of 300 U.S. troops in Africa to track fighters from Boko Haram.

October 26, 2015           

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Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
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:

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