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November 3, 2017 Page

On Thursday, November 2, House Republicans introduced H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors. 

This plan 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

WASHINGTON— In 2016, Rep. John Lewis asked the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) to audit the state-run Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), TARP’s primary federal foreclosure mitigation program in Atlanta. Today, SIGTARP released its final audit.  SIGTARP’s audit discovered statewide mismanagement by Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which is the state’s housing finance agency and Treasury’s HHF contractor. 

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?

June 21, 2016 Page

With all the news about the foreclosure settlement and President Obama’s plan, I want to share with you some information to help make sense of it all. 

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Today The Washington  Post published a story about the lack of recovery among many African American neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area since the worst days of the housing crisis in 2004.  The paper’s investigation showed a direct correlation between race and the persistence of negative equity and “underwater” home values in African American neighborhoods, despite full recovery i

September 18, 2015 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 $37,163,410 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.
What is the funding process for federal grants?

April 2, 2015 Press Release

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 $85,384,729.55 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

April 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep John Lewis wrote another letter to President Obama, this time signed by 28 other Members of Congress requesting he issue an Executive Order to help release the flow of mortgage relief funds to the hardest hit regions in the mortgage foreclosure crisis.  The banks are well on their way to recovery but millions of Americans are hanging by a thread, hoping against hope that they will receive some kind of federal mortgage support before it’s too late.                              

June 25, 2012 Press Release

Yesterday, U.S. Reps. John Lewis, David Scott, and Hank Johnson sent a letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Community Affairs Commissioner Michael Beatty, and Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey urging that the *$104 million the State of Georgia received from the National Mortgage Settlement be invested in foreclosure prevention.

June 22, 2012 Press Release

ATLANTA, Ga. – U.S. Representatives John Lewis, David Scott, and Hank Johnson today urged Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Community Affairs Commissioner Michael Beatty, and Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey to ensure that the $104 million awarded to Georgia from the National Mortgage Settlement be invested in foreclosure prevention.

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