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July 16, 2019 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement on the floor of the House today regarding H. Res. 489, a Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress:

“Madam Speaker, I rise with a sense of righteous indignation to support this resolution. 

July 12, 2019 Press Release

“As people of good conscience and concerned citizens of this nation, we must condemn the planned raids of the homes, communities, and workplaces of allegedly undocumented immigrants.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

“It is with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of Philip Freelon, the architect who was the principal designer of the National Museum of African Amer

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. John Lewis joined Rep.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Today during a news conference calling attention to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby v. Holder decision that “gutted” the Voting Rights Act, Rep. John Lewis made the following statement:

“I have said this before, and I will say it again.  The vote is precious.  It is almost sacred.  It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.

June 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Due to significant bipartisan agreement, so rare in these times, that the thoughtfully deliberated provisions of the Taxpayer First Act will significantly assist the American people, the bill has been revised and reintroduced by Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Ranking Member Mike Kelly (R-PA). 

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June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In the United States, there are more than 400,000 children in the child welfare system.  Of these foster youth, over 100,000 children eagerly await a permanent family.  Unfortunately, LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system.  An estimated 30 percent of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and they are more likely to experience poor treatment, discrimination, or violenc

May 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House voted on the Equality Act (H.R.5), a long awaited bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity.  The mandating non-discrimination has been a decades long struggle for the LGBTQ community which has finally culminated in this legislative opportunity.   Though the bill is not likely to pass in the Senate, getting a bill to the House

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) heard testimony from the most diverse panel in Ways and Means history on “Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis.” 

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