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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.

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.

April 12, 2016 Press Release

"Equal Pay Day is a solemn reminder of the deep pay gaps that still exist between men and women in this nation. Women will have to work an additional 103 days a year before their earnings match the annual salary of a man in the same job.  In 2016, most woman earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar a man makes in this country.  That discrepancy costs them an average of $430,480 by the time they turn 65.  For women of color, the damage is even deeper:   African American women earn 60 cents and Latinas earn 55 cents for every dollar earned by white men.

October 18, 2014 Press Release

                "The Ebola crisis in Africa is devastating.  Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are dying.  As members of the world community, we cannot shut our doors and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Closing our borders will not cut our connection with the rest of humanity.

October 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) joins millions of Americans in marking October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

September 12, 2014 Press Release

Today, Rep. Lewis attended a gathering at the White House in honor of the 20th anniversary of Americorps.  Americorps is a volunteer service organization  that engages more than 75,000 Americans to assist nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. 

Since its inception in 1994, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have given about 1.2 billion hours in service across America.

April 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Monday, the Georgia Department of Human Services received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) warning that due to its continued failure to meet  federal requirements in the effective disbursement of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits (SNAP), often referred to as "food stamps," it risks suffering a $15 million cut in federal funding, if the state does not become compliant within 30 days.

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February 28, 2014 Press Release

Yesterday Rep. John Lewis attended a ceremony at the White House where President Barack Obama introduced his new initiative, My Brother's Keeper, a White House program serving young African American men and boys.  Rep. Lewis made these comments:

May 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Today Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), all Senate and House lead sponsors, discussed the Every Child Deserves a Family Act of 2013 at a news conference in the U.S.

April 18, 2013 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in response the Senate’s inability to pass background check legislation: 

“I am deeply dismayed by the inability of my colleagues in the Senate to pass a bipartisan proposal to require background checks before guns can be purchased in this country.  We are standing in the wake of the Newtown Massacre and the everyday occurrence of gun violence in too many American cities.  I ask my Senate colleagues when will enough finally be enough? 

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