Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Dec 21, 2015 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congresswoman Jackson Lee today will present the Purple Heart to Vietnam Veteran and Constituent Earl J. Barnes. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S.

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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following statement after the White House announced President Obama granted commutations to 95 individuals, including 11 from Texas:

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release
This Legislation Makes Critical Investments in Renewable Energy, Education, Health Care, Research and Development, Law Enforcement, and Early Learning, stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee a Senior Member of House Judiciary Committee and House Homeland Security Committee, voted to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  This measure funds the government for FY 2016. The Congresswoman released the following statement:

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.

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