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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. 

May 27, 2014 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 $17,096,767 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

May 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Cost of War amendment authored by Rep. John Lewis during consideration of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

October 17, 2013 Press Release

“It was a shame and a disgrace that the government of the most powerful nation on earth was recklessly shutdown and allowed to slip perilously close to default.  However, I am glad that tonight the great majority of the members of the House and Senate finally came together and did the right thing.  We passed a clean bill, as we should have had an opportunity to do days ago.  We simply restored the government to normal functioning and raised the debt limit so this country can pay its bills on time, as it has for over 230 years.

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