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July 26, 2017 Press Release

“I have fought too long and hard to end discrimination based on race and color to allow discrimination based on gender identity to be considered acceptable.

“This mean, misguided policy takes us back to another place, a darker time.  How is it acceptable to target those who love our country so much that they put their bodies and livelihood on the lines for its defense?  This is a sad and dark day.

May 27, 2016 Press Release

"As this nation pauses to celebrate Memorial Day, we honor the brave and courageous individuals who serve in the United States military. They are the men and women in uniform, who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend the freedoms this nation holds dear.  We salute their families today as well--the mothers, fathers, daughters and brothers, husbands and wives--who often leave the shores of their own land and release their loved ones to face the greatest harm and danger.

December 17, 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 $6,431,352 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

June 17, 2014 Press Release

             U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced today that the 5th District was granted $700,000 in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

May 29, 2013 Press Release

ATLANTA—Rep. John Lewis made this statement about his visit to the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

“Today, while Congress was not in session, I took the opportunity to visit the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur.  I met with the new Director there, Leslie Wiggins, who has only been on staff for seven days.  I toured the facility, was able to ask questions and get answers about the new direction Ms. Wiggins hopes to take in leading the institution to a new and better future.

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.