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February 28, 2014 Press Release

This week Rep. John Lewis joined his Democratic colleagues to sign a Discharge Petition to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  If 218 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sign the petition, it would bring a minimum wage bill to the floor for a vote.  Speaker John Boehner has previously said he will not allow a vote on raising the minimum wage.

February 28, 2012 Press Release

Yesterday Rep. John Lewis attended a ceremony at the White House where President Barack Obama introduced his new initiative, My Brother's Keeper, a White House program serving young African American men and boys.  Rep. Lewis made these comments:

February 15, 2012 Photo Gallery
January 23, 2012 Press Release

“President Barack Obama presented an inspiring vision of the future to the Congress and the American people tonight. An America built to last should certainly be the hope of every member of Congress and every citizen of this nation.

January 18, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today one of the least productive Congresses in recent history turned its attention to  H. J. Res 98 for the only full day of voting scheduled this week.  The resolution, unlikely to move in the Senate, expresses partisan disapproval of the President’s authority to extend the debt limit. Republican Presidents from Reagan to Bush raised the debt ceiling numerous times during their tenure without any complaint from Republican conservatives, though the deficit bloated more during these administrations than any others in the past 30 years.  Rep.

April 26, 2011 Editorial
The American people have said they want job creation and tax fairness to be a top priority of Congress. They also want us to be fiscally responsible and reduce the deficit, while we preserve important programs like Social Security and Medicare.