Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Oct 13, 2015 Press Release
Jackson Lee: This $12 million grant will provide much needed flood relief to Houston area residents.

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, announces a grant of over $12 million in federal funds to improve an existing storm water detention basin and provide for the construction of a new storm water detention basin.  The project when completed will lower flood water surface elevations and reduce structure flooding.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release
“Today, with this legislation, we unify to reject a system that is often more effective at creating criminals and collateral damage than actual justice. We have come together for change,” stated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, held a press conference with Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, and other members of the House Judiciary Committee to unveil the “Sentencing Reform Act of 2015.” This bipartisan sentencing

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

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 after the introduction of the Fair Chance Act:

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
September 8, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and founder and Chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus, released the following statement today announcing that the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to Texas Southern University to help its’ students diminish

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Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
September 2, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus and a recent recipient of the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), released the following statement today announcing that the Council on Environmental Quality has launched the Every Kid in a Park Pass:

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Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
September 1, 2015

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, released the following statement today announcing that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $13.8 million grant to the City of Houston to extend runways at George Bush Intercontinental Airport:

Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in reference to today’s hearing regarding Planned Parenthood:

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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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