Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Jackson Lee attended the City wide Memorial for Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee and Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after attending today’s Memorial Service for Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, Firefighter EMT Robert Garner, Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee and Probationary Firefighter Anne Sullivan:

Jun 3, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Jackson Lee: “The nation mourns the passing of Senator Lautenberg. He loved the Senate, his state, and America. We have lost a great American.”

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released today upon learning of the death of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey:

Apr 9, 2013 Press Release
Women in Texas Still Earn Only 77 Cents for Every Dollar Earned by Men

As we mark Equal Pay Day on April 9, Rep. Jackson Lee said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including enactment of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act.  Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

Apr 8, 2013 Press Release
100 million riders shows that we should continue to seek federal funding to expand light rail thru out Houston

METRO Rail has recorded 100 million boarding’s since service began in January of 2004. Eighteen light-rail vehicles (LRVs) have traveled more than four million miles and achieved this record four years ahead of schedule. METRO’s rail fleet is getting a boost with the introduction of 19 Siemens rail cars also. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson lee released the following statement:

Apr 8, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding Anne Smedinghoff, the young American diplomat who was killed over the weekend while delivering textbooks to children in Afghanistan:

Apr 8, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement after meeting with Teachers and Students at Konia Community Learning Academy Center to discuss gun free and safe schools:

Mar 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), a senior member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following statement today on the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of two cases involving marriage equality for same-sex couples:

Mar 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the death of Judge A. D. Azios, the first Hispanic judge elected in Harris County:

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court review of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder. Members of Congress, civil rights leaders and organizations, and hundreds of supporters of protecting the right to vote for all Americans will gather on the steps of the Supreme Court as the arguments are heard.

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release

September is Gospel Music Heritage Month as proclaimed by H. Con. Res. 370 which was introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

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