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February 7, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program:

 

Good Morning.  Mr. Chairmen, thank you for holding today’s hearing.  I would also like to thank all the witnesses for being here today.

April 15, 2016 Press Release

In anticipation of Tax Day, falling this year on Monday, April 18th, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced three common-sense tax policy improvements.  These include H.R. 4912, the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2016; H.R. 4948, the Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2016; and H.R. 4949, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2016.

Improved Taxpayer Services and Protections

January 6, 2016 Press Release

               Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wa) is my seat mate on the Ways and Means Committee.  I have sat next to him for many years.  We have worked closely together, traveled to other states and foreign lands in congressional delegations together, and I will miss his presence here on Capitol Hill.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

 

            WASHINGTON--Rep. John Lewis made this statement today about the turmoil confronting the IRS:

            “I am deeply disturbed by the findings in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s report that the Internal Revenue Service used inappropriate criteria to scrutinize tax-exempt applications.

May 15, 2013 Press Release

 

                “I am deeply disturbed by what I have heard surrounding the broad capture of Associated Press journalist phone records by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  I realize that we are entering into a very difficult era of cybercrime and terrorism and that we must use new methods to protect the national security of this nation that could require more intrusion than citizens have been accustomed to in the past.

May 8, 2013 Press Release

 

Oversight Subcommittee Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the IRS’s

Colleges and Universities Compliance Project

Committee on Ways and Means

(Remarks as Prepared)

I thank the Chairman for holding this hearing.  Today, we will review the results of an Internal Revenue Service project on colleges and universities. 

March 11, 2013 Press Release

We all should be encouraged that our economy is showing some signs of vitality.  The Dow Jones average has been high, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 246,000 private sector jobs have been added in February alone, and jobs have increased every month for three straight years in that sector, totaling 6.35 million jobs. National unemployment fell last month to the lowest point since December 2008.  All this is encouraging, but we are not out of the woods yet. 

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.

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.