[WASHINGTON, DC] – Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), along with House Oversight Subcommittee on Transportation Ranking Member Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Reps.
"Muhammad Ali was an inspiration to people all around the world. He was a man who gave up his title and risked his place in history to stand up for what he believed. His moral courage and willingness to put himself in harm's way served as a enduring inspiration to young men, especially young activists, in this country and around the world.
"As this nation pauses to celebrate Memorial Day, we honor the brave and courageous individuals who serve in the United States military. They are the men and women in uniform, who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend the freedoms this nation holds dear.
"Morley Safer was one of the best. He helped set the highest standard of excellence in journalism. He was a reporter by whom others measured themselves. As a nation, we can never forget the ways he helped document and shape American history, through his coverage of the Vietnam War and his work on 60 Minutes.
Today The Washington Post published a story about the lack of recovery among many African American neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area since the worst days of the housing crisis in
On Tuesday, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition introduced the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. The House bill (H.R.5067) is led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Rep.
Judge Horace Ward lived a rich and impactful life. Before Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and while Martin Luther King Jr.
"On this Earth Day, we must face the most pressing environmental issue of our time--climate change. All across the world, there is a movement to help combat its effects. In big cities and small villages, people are taking action to make a positive impact within their community.
"I was amazed to hear that President Barack Obama's Department of the Treasury, led by Secretary Jacob Lew, announced landmark changes to the $20, $10, and $5 bills today. This is good news. It is so meaningful that this nation has finally come to a point where we can demonstrate our reverence for the contributions of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, women suffragettes like Sojour
In anticipation of Tax Day, falling this year on Monday, April 18th, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced three common-sense tax policy improvements. These include H.R. 4912, the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2016; H.R. 4948, the Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2016; and H.R. 4949, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2016.