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April 2, 2020 Page

Update: April 2, 2020

The CARES Act, which passed Congress and became law last week, requires the Secretary of Education to defer student loan payments, principal, and interest for six months, through September 30, 2020, without penalty to the borrower for all federally owned student loans.  This provides relief for over 95 percent of student loan borrowers.

March 25, 2020 Page


Updated: March 15, 2020

Colleges and universities in Metro Atlanta and across Georgia have cancelled in-person classes and moved to virtual classes.   

Please contact your institution for specific information about how you might be affected, including how questions about course requirements, student health resources, distance learning technology, housing, and meal plans. 

March 25, 2020 Page

Update: April 2, 2020

Yesterday, the State of Georgia cancelled K-12 classes through the rest of the year.  Local districts are continuing instruction, so please remain in touch with your child’s school district for updated information.  Please be sure to contact your child’s school for more information about specific tools available to you.

March 25, 2020 Page

Update: April 2, 2020

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Representative John Lewis (GA) introduced H.R. 5806, the HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program (HELP) Act.  This legislation would support existing health care professionals and encourage those who aspire to support those living with HIV/AIDS.

August 8, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman

John Lewis

Georgia's 5th Congressional District


Invites you to attend

Military Service Academy Forum


Saturday, August 18, 2018


Georgia Power Auditorium

241 Ralph McGill Blvd NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement today upon introduction of the Higher Education Dream Act (H.R.6525), his bill to prohibit discrimination against Dreamer students in higher education. 

“Young people are our nation’s future, and we must allow them every chance to succeed.  The Higher Education Dream Act will ensure our colleges and universities reflect the United States’ commitment to justice and equality.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) – joined by Morehouse graduates Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) – introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the founding of Morehouse College.  The text of the resolution can be found here.  Rep. Lewis made this statement:

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Ways and Means Committee reconvened to continue markup of irresponsible H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

The committee considered eight amendments offered by Democrats. Republicans voted down amendments that would have helped the middle class by extending the child tax credit, encouraging employers to hire veterans, reinstating the adoption tax credit, and taxing corporations at the same rate domestically and abroad. They voted against the middle class. They voted against what is best for America. 

November 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee began marking up H.R. 1, the House Republican bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.  

During the markup, Congressman Lewis made the below statement (WATCH)--