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May 18, 2018 Press Release

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:

May 11, 2018 Press Release

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:

May 8, 2018 Press Release

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.

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April 11, 2018 Press Release

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) (

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April 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

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April 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

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March 16, 2018 Press Release

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. 

February 21, 2018 Press Release

ATLANTA—Representative John Lewis made the following remarks upon hearing of the death of Reverend Billy Graham:

“Billy Graham was a noble man — a true servant of God; he had the ability to speak truth to power.  He was like a shepherd looking over the flock of humankind.  He was a man of hope, a man of faith—a man of love, and he will be sorely missed.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

ATLANTA — Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the Republican House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s unprecedented decision to release a classified memo regarding a current and ongoing investigation:

January 20, 2018 Press Release

During a federal government shutdown, authorities will still enforce laws, respond to emergencies, and maintain our nation’s defense; however, a shutdown will significantly affect our daily lives. 

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