Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS


As a representative from Houston, the "energy capital of the world," Congresswoman Jackson Lee has made responsible energy policy a legislative priority in Washington. In the past, Congresswoman Jackson Lee has served as Chair of the Energy Brain trust of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee believes that it is imperative that we recognize the vital importance of America achieving energy independence in the 21st century. We must end our addiction to foreign sources of oil, most of which are found in regions of the world which are unstable and in some cases, opposed to our interests. Accordingly, there is no issue more integral to our economic and national security than energy independence. 

Energy is the lifeblood of every economy. Producing more of it leads to more good jobs, cheaper goods, lower fuel prices, and greater economic and national security. It is crucial that while seeking solutions to secure more energy independence within this country, we also strike a balance that will still support an environment for continued growth in the oil and gas industry, which creates millions of jobs across the country. 

Congresswoman Jackson Lee has consistently called for the development of pragmatic, environmentally conscious, and economically efficient strategies for addressing and resolving our national energy crisis. We have many more miles to go before we achieve energy independence. Congresswoman Jackson Lee is willing, able, and eager to continue working with Houston’s and our nation’s energy industry to ensure that we are moving expeditiously on the path to crafting an environmentally sound and economically viable energy policy. Furthermore, she believes that it is imperative that we involve small, minority and women owned, and independent energy companies in this process, because they represent some of the hard working Americans and Houstonians who are on the forefront of energy efficient strategies to achieving energy independence.

More on Energy

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

February 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security and House Judiciary Committees, released the following statement after the President released is final budget today:

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

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 23, 2014 Editorial

Dear Friends:

As the year 2014 comes to an end, I thought it might be helpful to provide you a brief summary of some of the many activities that I have been engaged in this year on behalf of the constituents of the 18th Congressional District of Texas. I am pleased to report that, working together, we have achieved a number of successes that have made, and are making, a positive difference in the lives of  all persons residing in the congressional district in the following areas:

Protecting Medicare and Social Security.