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March 22, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. John Lewis voted against the Ryan-Republican budget that could reverse our climb toward economic recovery, lead to more layoffs and prolong unemployment.  It would end the Medicare guarantee, while of course, providing huge tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and the poor. 

March 18, 2013 Press Release

After voting for another week on partisan legislation that does not address the need to curtail punishing automatic cuts which threaten the longevity of many important federal commitments, and yet another week with no attention to America’s need for jobs, Rep. John Lewis released this statement:

“The people of this nation are looking to this Congress for help.  My constituents and the constituents of every elected representative here sent us to Congress to take action on their behalf. 

March 11, 2013 Press Release

We all should be encouraged that our economy is showing some signs of vitality.  The Dow Jones average has been high, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 246,000 private sector jobs have been added in February alone, and jobs have increased every month for three straight years in that sector, totaling 6.35 million jobs. National unemployment fell last month to the lowest point since December 2008.  All this is encouraging, but we are not out of the woods yet. 

September 19, 2012 Press Release

Tomorrow Thursday September 20, Rep. John Lewis will host a discussion entitled “Cities in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 143-B, from 2-4 pm.

WHO:    Ambassador Andrew Young, Chair Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc.

    The Honorable Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta

    The Honorable Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

     Dr. Harvey K. Newman, Professor, Georgia State University

February 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today The U.S. House of Representatives passed a watered down version of a Senate bill meant to stop members of Congress from using insider information to gain investment advantages. Senator Grassley lambasted House Republicans for weakening the “political intelligence” portion of the bill, which would require greater disclosure and transparency by members of Congress.

January 23, 2012 Press Release

“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.

January 18, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today one of the least productive Congresses in recent history turned its attention to  H. J. Res 98 for the only full day of voting scheduled this week.  The resolution, unlikely to move in the Senate, expresses partisan disapproval of the President’s authority to extend the debt limit. Republican Presidents from Reagan to Bush raised the debt ceiling numerous times during their tenure without any complaint from Republican conservatives, though the deficit bloated more during these administrations than any others in the past 30 years.  Rep.

April 26, 2011 Editorial
The American people have said they want job creation and tax fairness to be a top priority of Congress. They also want us to be fiscally responsible and reduce the deficit, while we preserve important programs like Social Security and Medicare.
February 19, 2007 Editorial
The Republican leadership of both houses of the U.S. Congress recently crafted an agreement to pass a 2006 federal budget. These negotiations took place largely in secret without Democratic input, silencing the voices of millions of American voters. Democratic members of the House were given less than six hours to review this complex, voluminous document before we were forced to vote on economic matters that will drastically affect millions of Americans.