Party Politics

Lizzie Fletcher Talks About Her Work On Capitol Hill, Harvey Recovery, And More

The freshman Congresswoman gives an inside scoop on her day-to-day in Washington, D.C., and how she spends her time back home in Houston.

From left to right: Party Politics co-host Jay Aiyer, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Party Politics co-host Brandon Rottinghaus.

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer chat with Lizzie Fletcher, the newly-elected Representative for U.S. House District 7 (D-Houston), which encompasses parts of western and northwestern Harris County.

Congresswoman Fletcher gives us a look at an “average week” on Capitol Hill, discusses Harvey recovery funds, and what her priorities are going forward. Plus, she dishes on her go-to Houston ‘Tex-Mex’ and her favorite Houston Rodeo memories!

NATIONAL
-Freshman class of the 116th Congress
-Style vs. substance on legislation
-Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund
-Co-chairing the Task Force on Trade, Chairing Subcommittee on Environment
-Democrat Coalition Caucus

TEXAS
-Texas’ political demographics
-Mass transit in Houston
-Congressional District 7’s issues
-March 2020 primary in Texas
-Congresswoman Fletcher’s personal preferences

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