Press Release: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher for Re-Election

Houston, TX—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) for re-election, recognizing her as an effective member of Congress and a leader on business issues.

“In Houston, our businesses are critical partners in our community’s success. Representing a district that is home to businesses big and small, I have been glad to partner with them to advance common-sense policies and efforts that benefit our entire community,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “I am proud to earn the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for my re-election and for my work.”

“In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation. Fletcher’s continued leadership in Congress will benefit the nation as we combat the coronavirus, work to restore economic growth, and expand opportunities for all Americans,” said Thomas Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Earlier this year, Congresswoman Fletcher was awarded the Chamber’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which recognizes the top 20 members of the House of Representatives who “demonstrate the leadership needed to advance policies that support American business.” She also received the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of her support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 116th Congress.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. The Chamber endorses pro-business leaders in Congress and vigorously supports policies that advance economic growth, help create jobs, and promote fiscal responsibility.

Fletcher has worked tirelessly to support the Houston business community during her time in Congress. She serves as Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, where she helped steer the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to successful passage in the House of Representatives. Last year, she voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to help keep American exports competitive. This summer, Fletcher also led a bipartisan coalition to make possible a billion-dollar project to expand the Houston Ship Channel, a critical driver of the Houston economy.

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