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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?

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? 

May 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Yesterday evening, while most of America was consumed by issues of marriage equality, another important action slipped by without much notice.  In response to an announcement made last October by the Justice Department to close four of its antitrust field offices, Rep. John Lewis with Rep.

April 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today Rep. John Lewis encouraged members of the House to vote against H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). He joined many other civil liberties, entertainment, and cyber privacy organizations in opposing the bill.  The bill would allow organizations like the National Security Agency (NSA) or the Department of Defense Cyber Command to share data it collects on American citizens with private industry or other government agencies without restriction.

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.

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
February 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis made this statement today about the beating of Brandon White, allegedly because he is gay.

There is not any room in our society for any crime against any citizen simply because of individual differences. All human beings are made by the same hands, so no one has the right to demean, humiliate or beat down another individual because he or she is different. We should begin to see difference as an opportunity to grow, to understand something that is new to us, not as an invitation to violence.

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.