Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
Representative for Texas’s 7th District
pronounced LIH-zee // FLEH-cher
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: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Fletcher.
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.
Lizzie Fletcher sits on the following committees:
Fletcher was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1917 (117th): Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act
- H.R. 3585 (117th): REGROW Act of 2021
- H.R. 5317 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 315 Addicks Howell Road in Houston, Texas, as the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office …
- H.R. 3066 (116th): Supporting Our Coast Guard Members Act of 2019
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).
Fletcher sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Fletcher recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 3366: To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 …
- H.R. 3182: CLEAR Act
- H.R. 3004: ACCESS Act
- H.R. 1497: American Gas for Allies Act
- H.R. 1241: Broadband Incentives for Communities Act
- H.R. 913: RISEE Act of 2023
- H.R. 782: Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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