Oct 22, 2020      Press Releases      

Fletcher Drops The Ball On Energy Policy

Houston, TX – This morning, Representative Fletcher’s record as an advocate for Houston’s Energy Corridor, the lifeblood of Congressional District 7, took another hit when it was revealed that the American Energy Alliance (AEA) gave her a 37% approval rating based on her record in Congress. This remarkably low approval rating was derived from Fletcher’s record on legislation important to the energy industry. Fletcher’s 37% approval rating diverges sharply from the promises she made to voters in 2018 and is indicative of the anti-energy positions she has taken while in Congress, including:

  • Allowing Pelosi to strip funding for Houston’s energy corridor from the CARES Act;
  • Voting to return the United States to the Paris Climate Accords, which would eliminate countless Houston jobs with no real benefit in global emissions;
  • Supporting limits on the transportation of natural gas;
  • And, voting for what her colleagues referred to as the “principles of the Green New Deal,” giving billions of tax dollars to Green New Deal projects while Houston energy workers struggle amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians work in the oil and gas industry, and the majority of these oil and gas companies are headquartered right here in the 7th District. Families throughout our city and our country rely on the dependable, affordable energy these companies produce and distribute. While Democrats in Washington continue to play politics with federal energy policy, the livelihoods of Houston workers hang in the balance. Houston needs an advocate who will put the interests of these Houston families first, not sacrifice them to the political ambitions of Nancy Pelosi.

“It is no surprise that Representative Fletcher, a moderate in name only, has received an abysmal 37% approval rating from the AEA,” said Communications Director Jackie Modesett. “Her voting record in Washington speaks volumes, and it couldn’t be more disconnected from the promises she’s made to Houston families. From allowing Pelosi to strip funding for Houston’s Energy Corridor from the CARES Act to supporting what her colleagues on the Transportation Committee call the ‘Green New Deal 2.0,’ Fletcher has failed to stand up for Houston energy workers. These policies have real costs to Houstonians; they directly impact the affordability of our energy and the ability of hardworking families to put food on the table. Houstonians are tired of Fletcher’s empty promises and are fed up with seeing their livelihoods used as political props. This is yet another reason why the Hunt campaign is seeing such a strong outpouring of support; the 7th District is ready for change.”

Wesley Hunt is a Houston native and battle-tested leader willing to stand up for the 7th Congressional District. While his opponent Lizzie Fletcher made Pelosi Speaker of the House and refuses to condemn the most liberal of Democratic priorities, Wesley is a problem solver who will work with both sides to bring results home to the 7th District.