I salute the men and women who put on their uniform every day to serve and protect our country. I also take my hat off to their families. They give so much in sharing their husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, and other relatives with the citizens of the United States. This is a tremendous sacrifice, and we must honor that sacrifice.
The Fifth Congressional District is home to a great number of veterans, and I consider it an honor to serve these brave Americans. In Congress, I work to ensure that we fulfill our commitment to pay tribute to our troops and their service to the nation. It is our duty to ensure that these brave men and women receive proper medical care, access to affordable education, and an honest pension.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
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“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.
"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.
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.
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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.
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.
“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.