WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement in response to the administration’s executive order issued today that authorizes the indefinite detention of children in violation of decades of Federal child welfare law:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) released a letter today condemning U.S. immigration policies and laying out steps Congress must take to honor American values and respect the dignity and the worth of each new American.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John Lewis issued the below statement following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in one of the most closely watched cases of the term, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, by a vote of 198 to 213. Rep. John Lewis strongly opposed this flawed legislation and issued the below statement following the vote:
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, May 11, 2018, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) introduced the Jobs and Justice Act, a comprehensive bill to increase upward social mobility of African Americans and to help ensure equal protection under the law.
Upon introduction of this bill, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement:
It is a sad and dark hour for our nation and the global family. This administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a major blow to all those working to bring peace to the world community. Never before has the credibility of the United States been so undermined by a gross failure to honor our commitments.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting the Taxpayer First Act, a bipartisan bill to modernize the IRS that he introduced with Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting H.R.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, and Congressman George Holding (R-NC) introduced H.R.
Washington, D.C.—Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the passing of Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY):
“My heart is broken. Louise was more than a colleague; she was my classmate and my friend. We took the oath of office together in January 1987 and served side-by-side for more than 30 years.