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May 27, 2020 Press Release

Representative John Lewis’ (GA)
Opening Comment for the
Ways and Means Full Committee Hearing on
The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
May 27, 2020

Good Afternoon.  Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important and timely hearing.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule rolling back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.  This section, also known as the Health Care Rights Law, protects women, LGBTQ+ people, those with limited English proficiency, and individuals with disabilities from discrimination in health care and insurance coverage.  Upon reviewing the rule, Congressman Lewis made the following statement:

April 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in South Fulton County, Representative John Lewis made the following statement: 

April 2, 2020 Page

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March 30, 2020 Page

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March 25, 2020 Page

Updated: May 13, 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.

December 17, 2018 Press Release

“The court’s decision in Texas v. United States was purely political, and it has been rejected by legislators and commentators on both sides of the health care debate.  It changes nothing for now and many believe it will certainly be will appealed.  I cannot imagine the rollercoaster many families and patients are on who had finally gained health care for their children and those with chronic illnesses through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, only to have partisan attack dogs try to dismantle it.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In recognizing December 1st as World AIDS Day, Representative John Lewis made the following statement: 

“We have made tremendous progress in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and we have come too far to turn back now.

November 3, 2017 Page

On December 19 and 20, 2017, Congressional Republicans passed H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans and for corporations on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.

This plan, first introduced in the House on November 2, affects every American, every taxpayer in current and future generations.  In response to constituent concerns about this bill's impact, the below pages track every aspect of the bill's movement in the House and Senate.