Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS


Jul 20, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, I received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). This award recognizes my votes during the 113th Congress which contributed to the protection and enhancement of America’s national parks.

“NPCA’s Friend of the National Parks Award was established in 1999 to track and publicize congressional members’ votes on significant park issues. This year, NPCA tracked votes for three national park-related votes in the Senate and five in the House of Representatives. To receive the award, senators needed to vote in favor of national parks on at least two scored bills and representatives on at least three scored bills.”

“It’s an honor to recognize Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for supporting our national parks on the floor of the House during the 113th Congress,” said NPCA President and CEO Clark Bunting. “As the 114th Congress works on policies and funding levels impacting our national parks, I look forward to working with the congresswoman to ensure national parks have safe roadways, are well maintained, and have the resources they need to thrive for their upcoming centennial”


About the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA):
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice for our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit


Photographs courtesy of NPCA. Pictured: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee with NPCA President and CEO, Clark Bunting, and Craig Obey, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of NPCA.