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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.

March 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—“Today is not a day for celebration, but a time when this nation should reflect upon the true meaning of our involvement in Iraq.  We can take heart in the fact that the most brutal aspects of this conflict seem to be coming to an end.  And we continually marvel at the courage and bravery of our young men and women in uniform who face the hardest responsibility we can imagine.  They deserve our honor and our enduring allegiance.

September 14, 2012 Press Release

After a moving ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland led by the President of the United States Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who received the remains of four Americans killed recently in an attack against the American consulate in Libya, Rep. John Lewis made this statement:

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.