Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release
This terrible bill not only takes food off the table but the knives, forks and spoons, says Rep. Jackson Lee

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today regarding her decision to participate in the SNAP Challenge in protest over the more than $20 billion in cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2014 Farm Bill:

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jackson Lee, along with 38 original cosponsors, introduces a resolution observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement in observance of Juneteenth:

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today after the Frederick Douglass Statue dedication ceremony:

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
While Rep. Jackson Lee is in Washington, DC fighting for her constituents to defeat cuts to the SNAP program, to build on a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill and Border Security bill that Texas needs, along with passing Universal Background Checks, she welcomes the citizens’ right to petition their government

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and a Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to protesters at her office in the Heights:

Jun 17, 2013 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX18) honored local small businesses as part of the 50th Annual National Small Business Week.

Jun 7, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement in response to the shooting at Santa Monica College campus:

Jun 7, 2013 Press Release

Today, Rep. Jackson Lee announced that a new study from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation concludes that the Affordable Care Act’s Medical Loss Ratio provision saved consumers in the individual insurance market an estimated $2.1 billion in 2012, the bulk of it in lower premium costs.

Jun 7, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for May:

Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Study Estimates That About 1.5 Million Americans Will Choose To Become

Today, Rep. Jackson Lee announced that a new nonpartisan study, which was prepared by independent health care experts, has concluded that the Affordable Care Act will spur entrepreneurship.

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:

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