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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.

Rep. John Lewis made these comments to commemorate Earth Day.  This year’s theme is The Face of Climate Change:

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants. This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications. This announcement details about $2,278,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS coming to the state of Georgia affecting the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

Only Member of Entire Georgia Delegation with Top Rating

“President Barack Obama presented an inspiring vision of the future to the Congress and the American people tonight. An America built to last should certainly be the hope of every member of Congress and every citizen of this nation.

Today the House is scheduled to vote on two bills that setback America’s attempts to provide pure, clean natural resources for all of its citizens.  The Clean Air Act had been one of the most effective pieces of environmental legislation ever passed, and its success demonstrated that environmental responsibility and economic progress could operate hand-in-hand.  When Republicans have held the majority in Congress, however, they have continuously assaulted this bill to alleviate any environmental responsibility by private industry and allow abuses which have been widely condemned.

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would give a grant of up to $300,000 to the Center for Working Families in Atlanta to recruit, train, and place unemployed residents in five targeted Atlanta communities struggling with environmental issues.

“It is a fitting coincidence that this Earth Day falls near the first anniversary of the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There is nothing that underscores our need to honor the generosity and the bounty of nature more the natural disasters we witnessed here and around the world in the past two years. They help make it clearer than ever before that the resources of this little planet are not ours to hoard or ours to waste.”

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