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September 6, 2017 Press Release

The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a special Passport Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Awareness Month.  The hours of the event are from 8:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. at the Atlanta Passport Agency.  No appointments are needed to apply for a passport, and customers can request routine or expedited service (expedited service incurs an additional $60 fee).  This year, the State Department’s public awareness campaign focuses on the benefits of getting a U.S.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

“I was deeply concerned by this nation’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  I do not agree with the dark vision of America’s future the president described that pits accepting responsibility for our environmental impact against the economic stability and vitality of our country. 

April 6, 2017 Press Release

“I watched in horror today at the news reports of the chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people.  Tiny little children, babies in their mothers’ arms were struggling for life.  Their innocent beauty and the hopefulness in their little eyes was deeply distressing, knowing that their lives have been change forever. 

July 14, 2015 Press Release

Today President Obama announced  an historic agreement with Iran negotiated by Secretary Kerry, Secretary Moniz, and the other P5+1 nations.  Over the next few months, I look forward to reviewing the details of the proposed agreement with my congressional colleagues.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

                WASHINGTON--This morning Rep.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

            Today in a marathon mark-up of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) of 2015 in the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Lewis sought to amend the TPA to clarify and strengthen the instructions on labor and human protections, and it establishes an appropriate process to add human rights legislation to an implementing bill. In many nations where Americans trade, workers and citizens suffer human rights and labor violations that are illegal in this country.  Lewis made this statement on behalf of his amendment that would use the influence of the U.S.

April 6, 2015 Press Release

"During this holy weekend for many religious devotees, I watched in horror as the details of the massacre in Kenya unfolded.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Garissa University College students, parents, and employees who are devastated by this senseless violence. 

March 3, 2015 Press Release

                Rep. John Lewis along with several of his colleagues spoke at a press conference in Washington today following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to both houses of the U.S. Congress.  He made these remarks in response to the prime minister's address:

            In this Congress, I take a backseat to no one in my commitment and support of Israel and the American Jewish community.  On many occasions, we have worked side-by-side to strengthen our democracy and fight for equality and justice in this country.  That commitment will not change.

December 17, 2014 Press Release

             "I am a strong supporter of President Obama's decision to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba.  I am relieved by this shift in U.S. policy because it is long overdue.  It was the right thing to do.  It was the moral choice, and I am glad the President had the courage to do it.

October 18, 2014 Press Release

                "The Ebola crisis in Africa is devastating.  Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are dying.  As members of the world community, we cannot shut our doors and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Closing our borders will not cut our connection with the rest of humanity.

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