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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During a series of two House Ways & Means hearings today, Rep. John Lewis railed against the Trump Administration budget.  During the committee’s afternoon hearing with Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin:

“I’ve often said that a budget proposal is a statement of values and priorities.  This administration makes it crystal clear that the hungry, the middle class, the elderly, and the struggling will be left out and left behind.

March 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—During a marathon 18-hour markup of the Ryancare proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee engaged in a long struggle to amend the Ryan alternative.  They were concerned that, as written, the proposal robs the most vulnerable Americans, including millions who were only recently able to afford healthcare due to the ACA, in favor of payoffs to corporate health insurers and the wealthiest Americans.  Ryancare was introduced without a Congressional Budget Office score, so no one knows how much Ryancare will co

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today during the Ways & Means markup of Ryancare, intended to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), Rep. Lewis offered an amendment to “certify” that no American would lose their healthcare during the repeal and replace process the Republican majority is advancing. The markup is being managed by the Republican majority in an unusual, piecemeal fashion. One part of the proposal is being debated at a time, instead of debating and evaluating the entire bill, as is generally the procedure. 

February 7, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program:

 

Good Morning.  Mr. Chairmen, thank you for holding today’s hearing.  I would also like to thank all the witnesses for being here today.

December 13, 2016 Press Release

      As the cost of war skyrockets and its contribution to the federal deficit continues to increase, it is important that Americans fully understand where their tax dollars are spent and how they are spent.  This accounting is especially important as cuts are proposed to important safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security, as well as to services for the unemployed, elderly, women, families and children. 

June 29, 2016 Page

In just one year, Democrats passed landmark reforms to make the earmark process more transparent and continue to provide increased transparency for the budget, appropriations, and earmark process from both the administration and Congress.  

Under the former system, some earmarks, also known as congressional funding directives, were excessive and unreasonable, but many more supported meaningful, national programs and helped local communities benefit from their federal tax contributions and/ or meet federal mandates. 

June 29, 2016 Page

The annual congressional budget is the blueprint for all federal spending, revenue, and debt limits.  The process begins each year usually in early February when the President sends Congress a proposed budget outlining all federal funding for the upcoming fiscal year. 

August 5, 2015 Federal Grant Announcements

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 $17,372,912 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.
What is the funding process for federal grants?

April 2, 2015 Press Release

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 $85,384,729.55 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

December 12, 2014 Press Release

Last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed an unprecedented, last minute bill to fund the government called the 'CRomnibus'.  The bill averted a government shutdown because it contained a short-term continued resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security until February 2015, bills to fund the rest of the federal government through September 2015, but it also included a number of damaging policy changes. 

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