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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.  

October 13, 2017 Press Release

“This executive order will begin the process of deconstructing the individual and small group insurance markets health insurance markets.  Additionally, this administration recently confirmed its intent to end support for the cost sharing reductions that help many Americans afford health insurance.  

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During a series of two House Ways & Means hearings today, Rep. John Lewis railed against the Trump Administration budget.  During the committee’s afternoon hearing with Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin:

“I’ve often said that a budget proposal is a statement of values and priorities.  This administration makes it crystal clear that the hungry, the middle class, the elderly, and the struggling will be left out and left behind.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

“Today we are facing a crossroads in the history of this nation.  One day our children and our children’s children may turn to us and ask, “Which side were you on?”  In the aftermath of this vote, members of the House will have to look their constituents, their friends, their family and even their children in the eyes and tell them the painful truth.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. John Lewis made this statement today during the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with H.R.

March 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—During a marathon 18-hour markup of the Ryancare proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee engaged in a long struggle to amend the Ryan alternative.  They were concerned that, as written, the proposal robs the most vulnerable Americans, including millions who were only recently able to afford healthcare due to the ACA, in favor of payoffs to corporate health insurers and the wealthiest Americans.  Ryancare was introduced without a Congressional Budget Office score, so no one knows how much Ryancare will co

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today during the Ways & Means markup of Ryancare, intended to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), Rep. Lewis offered an amendment to “certify” that no American would lose their healthcare during the repeal and replace process the Republican majority is advancing. The markup is being managed by the Republican majority in an unusual, piecemeal fashion. One part of the proposal is being debated at a time, instead of debating and evaluating the entire bill, as is generally the procedure. 

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