Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Children

Congresswoman Jackson Lee strongly believes that our children are our nation’s greatest strength and resource. She has been a tireless advocate on their behalf in Congress. She is founder and Chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus, a large, bipartisan forum for Members of Congress to address the daunting challenges that face our children today, including child health care, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, early childhood development, juvenile crime, poverty, hunger, child abuse, neglect, adoption and foster care.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee supports youth programs that visit the Capitol in order to hear their needs first hand. Programs such as Congressional Foster Youth Shadow day that brings foster youth alumni to Capitol Hill to get a behind the scenes look of the House of Representatives and opportunities to share their story as a child in the welfare system in order to influence policy around foster care.  Congresswoman Jackson Lee supports schools such as KIPP Sharp Prep of Houston that provides an environment of learning where children are encouraged to excel in school through rigorous academic and social character building programs. These youth are our future and Congresswoman Jackson Lee believes in investing in them early.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee is also concerned about children worldwide. She has introduced legislative initiatives to combat global hunger and malnutrition, both of which are extremely devastating for children. She is extremely concerned about the harsh suffering of refugee children, and has drawn particular attention to the plight of Darfur’s children.

In addition, The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan advocacy organization, has recognized  Representative Jackson Lee as a “Champion for Children”, an award that recognizes the top 100 Members of Congress working to make children and families a national priority in federal policy and budget decisions. 

More on Children

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Press Statement

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Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

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September 14, 2017                                                                                           202-225-3816

 

House Passes Jackson Lee Amendment That Helps the Parents of Deceased Children Whose Identities Have Been Stolen

 

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

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May 26, 2017 Press Release

 

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May 25, 2015                                                                                       (202) 225-3816

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May 26, 2017 Press Release

 

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May 25, 2017                                                                                        (202) 225-3816

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May 26, 2017 Press Release

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May 25, 2017                                                                                       (202) 225-3816

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Nov 28, 2016 Press Release

 

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November 22, 2016                                                                                          202-225-3816

 

Press Statement

 

Oct 31, 2016 Editorial

 

Op-Ed

by

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas

 

“Texas Children with Special Needs Deserve Educational Opportunity, Not More Injustice”

 

October 25, 2016

 

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

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                          September 28, 2016                                                                                    202-225-7080

Press Statement

 

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE RESPONDS TO SHOOTING INCIDENT AT TOWNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

May 6, 2016 Press Release

What:          HR 5130 - The “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2016” or the “SIMARRA Act,” will permit the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates.  The “SIMARRA Act” will decrease unprecedentedly high, current infant mortality rates and allow inmate mothers to provide healthy and safe gestation to protect their unborn, as well as bond with infants during thei