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February 20, 2013 Federal Grant Announcements


February 20, 2013                                                                                                                                 Contact:  Brenda Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 (202) 226-4673

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. 

September 28, 2012 Federal Grant Announcements



September 28, 2012                                                                                                                              

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 

September 20, 2012 Federal Grant Announcements

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 $1.12 million in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

September 19, 2012 Press Release

Tomorrow Thursday September 20, Rep. John Lewis will host a discussion entitled “Cities in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 143-B, from 2-4 pm.

WHO:    Ambassador Andrew Young, Chair Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc.

    The Honorable Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta

    The Honorable Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

     Dr. Harvey K. Newman, Professor, Georgia State University

June 29, 2012 Press Release

During the mounting tension surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on healthcare, an important financial issue had become obscured.  Absent action from Congress by today, the interest rate governing student loans was due to double. 

May 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The month of May marks commencement season when young students will be taking giant steps in their academic and professional careers.  This year Rep. John Lewis is scheduled to make commencement addresses at the following schools and universities:

May 4th              Metropolitan College, Atlanta

May 6th              North Springs High School, Atlanta

May 19th            University of New Hampshire School of Law

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:

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.