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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
March 22, 2012 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida:  

“This shooting is a tragedy.  It reminds me too much of what happened in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in this country when thousands of people of color were murdered without impunity simply because their lives were thought to be cheap. The death of Trayvon Martin has a chilling effect on black parents and their children, especially their sons.

March 12, 2012 Press Release

       WASHINGTON—Today marks the 100th anniversary of an American iconic institution, Girl Scouts of America.  Juliette Gordon Low, 100 years ago today gathered 18 girls together to form the first local Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia.  The organization has since become a meaningful part of the development of more than 50 million girls across America and throughout contemporary history. 

February 28, 2012 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:

February 15, 2012 Photo Gallery
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.