Rep. Lewis made the following speech on the House floor today after previous remarks made by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other colleagues to encourage the Speaker of the House to bring gun control legislation to the floor. After Lewis’s speech, he asked his colleagues to join him in the well of the House. Ten members and Lewis stood quietly in the well. He was joined by Reps.
"On August 6, 1965--51 years ago--I was looking over the shoulder of President Lyndon Johnson as he signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 into law. It was a crowning moment in the struggle for human dignity in this country that opened access to the ballot box for millions of Americans.
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As the summer season begins, I wanted to ensure that residents of Georgia’s 5th Congressional District receive accurate information on the Zika virus and the best means of prevention.
On Monday, June 20, 2016, I hosted a discussion with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Zika prevention.