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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.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Last week, my office hosted a webinar to assist Metro Atlanta small businesses with identifying critical

April 28, 2020 Page

Updated: April 28, 2020

There are options available for those who may be in need of food assistance.  You may learn more about Georgia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) here.

March 30, 2020 Page

Updated: March 30, 2020

Throughout Metro Atlanta many nonprofits and charities are worried about whether they can survive these difficult days.  The CARES Act included support for nonprofit organizations and charities, which are key employers and service providers are struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.  

March 25, 2020 Page

Georgia Department of Labor

Updated: April 28, 2020

Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed People, Gig Workers, Independent Contractors, and Others

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.  

June 1, 2017 Press Release

“I was deeply concerned by this nation’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  I do not agree with the dark vision of America’s future the president described that pits accepting responsibility for our environmental impact against the economic stability and vitality of our country. 

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.

June 22, 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 $18,632,830 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.
What is the funding process for federal grants?

June 12, 2015 Press Release

                WASHINGTON--This morning Rep.