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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.

THE PROBLEM

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? 

April 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis recently wrote a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighting the troubling prospect that federal support to safety-net hospitals might be reduced due to Republican governors’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

March 1, 2013 Press Release


Passage Means Lewis SMART Teen Dating Bill Becomes Law

 

February 15, 2013 Press Release

                WASHINGTON—Today President Obama visited College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia.  Rep. Lewis was glad the President chose a school within the state to highlight his early childhood learning initiatives.  Congressman John Lewis made these comments about the President’s visit.

                “I was very pleased that President Obama used an early childhood education center in Georgia as a model for what an early investment in education can do. 

May 17, 2012 Press Release
Rep. Lewis Teen Dating Violence Prevention Act Closer to Becoming Law

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