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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher

Representative for Texas’s 7th District

pronounced LIH-zee // FLEH-cher

Fletcher is the representative for Texas’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Fletcher is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 48 years old.

Photo of Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7]


Fletcher proposed $66 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $10 million to Harris County Improvement District #3 for “West Alabama Street Multimodal Reconstruction Project”
  • $10 million to Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD) for “Mission Bend Elementary School Rebuild”
  • $8 million to Harris County Flood Control District for “Keegans Bayou Drainage Improvements near Old Richmond Road”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Fletcher.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fletcher is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fletcher has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Lizzie Fletcher sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Fletcher was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fletcher sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (24%) Health (21%) Taxation (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Commerce (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fletcher recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Fletcher voted Yea

Passed 248/180 on Jun 13, 2023.

Fletcher voted Nay

Fletcher voted Nay

Fletcher voted Yea

Fletcher voted Nay

Fletcher voted Nay

Fletcher voted Nay

Fletcher voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Fletcher voted Yea

Fletcher voted No

Fletcher voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Sep 2023, Fletcher missed 15 of 2,355 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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