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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. 

February 7, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program:


Good Morning.  Mr. Chairmen, thank you for holding today’s hearing.  I would also like to thank all the witnesses for being here today.

January 25, 2017 Press Release

(Remarks as delivered)

Good afternoon.  Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  Again, I congratulate you on your new role as Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee.  I look forward to working with you in this new Congress.   I hope we can continue our tradition of strong oversight of the Administration as we have in past Congresses.  I would also like to thank each witness for being here this afternoon.

July 21, 2016 Page

The recent growth of HIV infection rates in the South are very concerning.  Three Metro Atlanta counties – DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton – rate among the highest in new HIV diagnoses.  Thankfully, new medications mean that HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence, but living with the disease involves a lifetime commitment to staying in care. 

July 21, 2016 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 $66,462,846 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

July 13, 2016 Page

"Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  Thank you, Mr. Levin.  I would like to express my support for H.R. 5659, the ESRD Choice Act.  This legislation is based on a bill that I introduced for many years, and it is an issue that is near and dear to my heart.