Early this morning, the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate issued the forwarded statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government. Republicans run the House, Senate and the White House. That means without one Democratic vote, they have the power to pass federal funding legislation.
“For too long, our nation’s criminal justice system has broken lives and ravaged communities across America. People of color and people without means are too often unfairly caught in a tangled web of over-policing and severe, unyielding punishment. Our laws are meant to protect all American citizens and give those who do offend an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves and redeem their lives.
WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis made the following statement on the House floor today to bolster support for the legislation he authored as Ranking Member on the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight. The Taxpayer First Act (H.R.
“Be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates Atlanta United FC and its dedicated fans on winning the 2018 Major League Soccer Cup championship; recognizes the contributions of the Atlanta United FC players, coaches, and leadership of the organization; and joins with the people of Atlanta and soccer fans everywhere in celebrating Atlanta United FC’s first championship vic
“The court’s decision in Texas v.
Rep. John Lewis will attend the services for the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, tomorrow at the Washington National Cathedral. Though they differed at times on issues, Rep.
I join my colleagues in adamantly opposing the nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court. The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful tool of non-violent reform available to every citizen in our democracy.
Mary Mac's Tea Room’s Goodwill Ambassador
“I was so sorry to learn about the passing of my friend Jo Carter, the Goodwill Ambassador at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. She was always so gracious, so warm, so giving. She was always up, lighting up the tea room with her hospitality.
“It is unimaginable that this nation must again suffer the sorrow of another senseless mass shooting. Members of Congress swear to protect the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. These numerous mass shootings threaten the security of our nation and jeopardize our commitment to freedom and justice, basic tenets of our society we have sworn to defend.
“It is unimaginable that we find ourselves in the same place again as a nation—mourning the senseless loss of innocent life to violence and hate. My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Kentucky and Pittsburgh, to the members of the Tree of Life Synagogue and employees of the Kroger grocery store, to their friends and family who live here in the Atlanta region, to the entire Jewish