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July 18, 2018 Press Release

I want to thank my friend, the Gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern) for yielding.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose this rule and to support the previous question.

In a democracy, the right to vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.  Many people marched and protested for the right to vote.  Some gave a little blood, and others lost their lives.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

“I am deeply disturbed by the outcome of the Helsinki summit.  The leader of this nation takes an oath before God to defend this country from all enemies both foreign and domestic, but this president is not defending the American way of life.  He seems afraid to hold Russia accountable for its infringement on the election of 2016.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement in response to the administration’s executive order issued today that authorizes the indefinite detention of children in violation of decades of Federal child welfare law:

June 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) released a letter today condemning U.S. immigration policies and laying out steps Congress must take to honor American values and respect the dignity and the worth of each new American. 

June 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John Lewis issued the below statement following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in one of the most closely watched cases of the term, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

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.

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) (