SHEILA JACKSON LEE
GETS IT DONE!
Sheila Jackson Lee, an influential and respected voice in the United States House of Representatives, is currently running for Mayor of Houston. Serving her fourteenth term as the representative for Texas' 18th Congressional District, for many years she has gone to the mat for Houston’s working families, seniors, small businesses, educators, children, and women. Now, she's ready to continue to deliver for Houston as Mayor.
Now, she's ready to deliver for Houston as its next Mayor.
An economy built around our working families.
In Congress, she’s delivered millions of dollars to the city’s police department, and she secured the funding for the METRO.
Houston needs a mayor who will stand up to those in state government who want to overturn our elections and take over our schools—and there’s no candidate who has been a stronger fighter for this city and its people than Sheila Jackson Lee.
Congresswoman Jackson Lee received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating from the Honors Program in Political Science. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Link’s Inc. Congresswoman Jackson Lee is a proud wife, mother of two, and grandmother of twin grandchildren.
Affordable Care Act (ACA): Jackson Lee played a significant role as a co-sponsor in the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The ACA expanded healthcare coverage, protected individuals with pre-existing conditions, and emphasized preventive care. It aimed to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to millions of Americans.
Healthcare Equality and Access for Reservists and Their Dependents Act (H.R. 6196): Sheila introduced this bill to expand healthcare access for reservists and their dependents. It sought to ensure that these individuals have adequate healthcare coverage, regardless of their service status.
Fostering Success in Education Act (H.R. 5281): This bill improved educational outcomes for foster youth by providing additional support and resources to ensure their success in the education system.
Protecting the DREAM Act of 2019 (H.R. 2820): As a co-sponsor, Jackson Lee supported this legislation, which aimed to protect the rights of undocumented immigrant youth, often referred to as Dreamers. The bill provided a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and sought to address the legal uncertainty they face.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act (H.R. 4321): Jackson Lee co-sponsored this comprehensive immigration reform bill. It aimed to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, enhance border security, and improve the legal immigration system.
American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6): Supported this legislation, which focused on protecting the rights of Dreamers and individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). The bill provided a pathway to citizenship.
Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4): As a co-sponsor, Jackson Lee supported this legislation, which aimed to restore and strengthen key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The bill sought to combat voter suppression, protect voting rights, and address discriminatory voting practices.
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act (H.R. 35): This bill, sponsored by Sheila, reauthorized the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act. It provided funding and resources to investigate and prosecute unsolved civil rights crimes from the Civil Rights era, ensuring justice and accountability.
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