Information regarding my stance on Education issues.

Today, Rep. Lewis attended a gathering at the White House in honor of the 20th anniversary of Americorps.  Americorps is a volunteer service organization  that engages more than 75,000 Americans to assist nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. 

Since its inception in 1994, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have given about 1.2 billion hours in service across America.

Yesterday Rep. John Lewis attended a ceremony at the White House where President Barack Obama introduced his new initiative, My Brother's Keeper, a White House program serving young African American men and boys.  Rep. Lewis made these comments:

5th Congressional District Information about a Federal Government Shutdown


The vast majority of the Members of U.S. House and Senate wanted to avoid a House Republican Government Shutdown.

Congress must stop creating crises, and get back to the work of the people.  We need to fund the federal government, raise the debt ceiling, end sequestration, and focus on the people’s work – creating jobs.


Oversight Subcommittee Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the IRS’s

Colleges and Universities Compliance Project

Committee on Ways and Means

(Remarks as Prepared)

I thank the Chairman for holding this hearing.  Today, we will review the results of an Internal Revenue Service project on colleges and universities. 


The Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Colleges and Universities Compliance Project Final Report. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 2:00 P.M.


On April 25, 2013, the IRS released the final report of its Colleges and Universities Compliance Project. Based on responses to a questionnaire distributed to over 400 tax-exempt colleges and universities, the IRS audited a sample of 34 colleges and universities identified as at risk for noncompliance. The report focused on compliance rates among colleges and universities in the following areas: (1) unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”), (2) executive compensation, and (3) employment tax issues.  


This competition is an exciting opportunity for young artists to share their talents with the community and compete for national recognition of their work.



· The competition is open to all high school students in the Fifth District.

· Each school may submit two (2) works of art in adherence with the enclosed guidelines.

· The winning work of art will be announced at a reception honoring participants on Friday, May 3rd between 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Central Library, 1 Margaret Square , Atlanta, GA 30303.

· The Fifth Congressional District winner and his/her parent/guardian or art teacher will travel to Washington, D.C., in June for one day, to be honored at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus.

· The winning works of art will be on exhibition in the United States Capitol complex for one year.

· All artwork and information release forms must be received no later than 5:00PM Friday, April 12th.

For additional information contact Aaron Ward.

Staff Contact: Aaron Ward

Phone: (404) 659-0116

Fax: (404) 331-0947




Members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation invite you to meet representatives of America’s Service Academies
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
You MUST register by 5:00 pm on April 8, 2013 by registering online at or by calling Nancy Brooks at 770.661.0999. Registration will open March 1, 2013.


February 20, 2013                                                                                                                                 Contact:  Brenda Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 (202) 226-4673

                WASHINGTON—Today President Obama visited College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia.  Rep. Lewis was glad the President chose a school within the state to highlight his early childhood learning initiatives.  Congressman John Lewis made these comments about the President’s visit.

                “I was very pleased that President Obama used an early childhood education center in Georgia as a model for what an early investment in education can do. 


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