WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Lewis made the following statement celebrating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week:
“Throughout our nation’s history, HBCUs played an integral role in shaping generations of leaders and visionaries when segregation and discrimination prevented African-Americans from earning college degrees.
Like you, I am closely monitoring Hurricane Irma as it moves through the Caribbean and threatens Georgia and the Southeastern United States over the next few days. As we all know, Irma is an extremely dangerous storm, and everyone should take its threat seriously.
The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a special Passport Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Awareness Month. The hours of the event are from 8:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.
“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.
WASHINGTON – After viewing the video of a DeKalb County police officer striking a homeless woman with his baton several times during an arrest, Rep. John Lewis made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, lead sponsors Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1), and more than 178 Democrats reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act in the House of Representatives. Sen.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis will use these prepared remarks today at the SPEAKOUT rally on the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at 10:30 AM. He joins other members of the Democratic leadership, other colleagues, and activists in an effort to persuade this Congress to repair the Voting Rights Act.
Rep. John Lewis made this statement on the floor today in response to the tragic shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and four other people at a Virginia baseball park while they were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today with the heaviest of hearts.
“I was deeply concerned by this nation’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. I do not agree with the dark vision of America’s future the president described that pits accepting responsibility for our environmental impact against the economic stability and vitality of our country.
WASHINGTON – During a series of two House Ways & Means hearings today, Rep. John Lewis railed against the Trump Administration budget. During the committee’s afternoon hearing with Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin: