House: New Legislation Introduced by Sheila Jackson Lee – “FRIENDS ActTo require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of first responders before, during, or after a terrorist threat or event, and for other purposes.”

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Picture of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of first responders before, during, or after a terrorist threat or event, and for other purposes.

Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee from the state of TX, without any cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.42 on Jan 03, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Congressional oversight, Terrorism, Performance measurement, Emergency planning and evacuation, First responders and emergency personnel, Government studies and investigations and Emergency Management.
There are currently no amendments.

Sheila Jackson Lee Short bio

Sheila Jackson Lee has held a number of positions, including United States representative, member city council and judge.

Sheila Jackson Lee’s History in Congress

  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. She voted along party lines 97.22 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 4% of the votes, sponsored 17 bills, cosponsored 85 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. She voted along party lines 93.71 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 2.97% of the votes, sponsored 65 bills, cosponsored 779 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. She voted along party lines 95.09 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 12.38% of the votes, sponsored 76 bills, cosponsored 487 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. She voted along party lines 93.01 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 7.55% of the votes, sponsored 56 bills, cosponsored 507 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. She voted along party lines 90.93 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 9.4% of the votes, sponsored 50 bills, cosponsored 406 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the House 111th congress. She voted along party lines 97.29 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 6.23% of the votes, sponsored 65 bills, cosponsored 694 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the House 110th congress. She voted along party lines 96.4 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Homeland Security. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 5.23% of the votes, sponsored 67 bills, cosponsored 1089 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 in the House 109th congress. She voted along party lines 91.72 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 6.51% of the votes, sponsored 51 bills, cosponsored 839 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2003 to Jan 2005 in the House 108th congress. She voted along party lines 92.27 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 5.73% of the votes, sponsored 34 bills, cosponsored 709 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 2001 to Jan 2003 in the House 107th congress. She voted along party lines 91.88 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 3.61% of the votes, sponsored 40 bills, cosponsored 488 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 1999 to Jan 2001 in the House 106th congress. She voted along party lines 92.17 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 6.34% of the votes, sponsored 22 bills, cosponsored 448 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 1997 to Jan 1999 in the House 105th congress. She voted along party lines 88.16 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 2.53% of the votes, sponsored 9 bills, cosponsored 358 bills.
  • Served as Representative for TX (district 18) from Jan 1995 to Jan 1997 in the House 104th congress. She voted along party lines 89.85 percent of the time. During this period Sheila Jackson Lee missed 2.91% of the votes, sponsored 5 bills, cosponsored 177 bills.
Picture of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

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