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March 25, 2012 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 $22,791,823.77 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

March 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. John Lewis testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on “Motor Vehicle Safety Provisions in House and Senate Highway Bills.”  He advocated for his Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act which was launched by a frustrated phone call from a Grady Memorial Hospital surgeon named Dr.

March 1, 2012 Press Release

ATLANTA – Today Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Michael Huerta,visited Atlanta to announce an air traffic control tower modernization project at Hartfield-Jackson Airport called Next Generation Transportation.  Within the NextGen program there is a satellite navigation system initiative called Metroplex which will the FAA believes will improve the flow in and out of all the airports in the Atlanta/Charlotte region by subjecting it to a traffic analysis which will allow officials to determine how to streamline and improve procedures over the two cities.

March 1, 2012 Press Release

ATLANTA – On Monday Rep. February 27 Rep. John Lewis hosted his annual Legislative Luncheon at the Georgia Depot.  Every year Lewis brings members of the Georgia State House and Senate together with city officials and local legislators to discuss issues facing the Fifth Congressional district.  Legislators share concerns, ideas, build alliances, and develop collaborative strategies to help address the district’s problems.

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.

November 25, 2009 Page

Every other year, Congress considers a comprehensive authorization bill for projects and studies within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps").  This authorizing legislation is called the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

February 1, 2009 Page

The SAFETEA-LU, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (P.L. 109-59; 119 Stat 1144) authorization of federal highway and transit programs expires at the close of FY2009.  Consequently, the 111th Congress is preparing to begin drafting the surface transportation reauthorization legislation.

July 23, 2008 Page

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Congressman Lewis led the Congressional debate on H.R. 6532, the Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act.  This legislation passed by a vote of 387 to 37, and the President signed it into law on September 15, 2008.

July 23, 2008 Page

Breaking Down the Highway Trust Fund

What is the Highway Trust Fund?

July 24, 2007 Page

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Safety-related rulemaking