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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). 

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.” 

May 14, 2019 Press Release

SAN DIEGO—Yesterday Rep John Lewis attended a keel laying ceremony for the first in a class of Navy ships named after him.  There are 20 ships in the John Lewis class, which will all be Fleet Replenishment Oilers.  The first of the class, the USNS John Lewis, is projected for completion in April of 202

May 7, 2019 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis recently joined congressional colleagues in urging the Appropriations Committee to rescind a policy rider that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from amending the Free File program.  Most of the attention in the press regarding H.R.

April 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover.  A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers.