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July 17, 2015 Press Release

Across the country, there is a deliberate, systematic attempt to make it harder and more difficult for the disabled, students, seniors, minorities, poor and rural voters to participate in the democratic process.  We must not let that happen. 

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July 14, 2015 Press Release

Today President Obama announced  an historic agreement with Iran negotiated by Secretary Kerry, Secretary Moniz, and the other P5+1 nations.  Over the next few months, I look forward to reviewing the details of the proposed agreement with my congressional colleagues.

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June 26, 2015 Press Release

                "This is a great day in America.  The Supreme Court made the right decision today, a decision that is long-overdue.  I have said this for a long time, and I am so glad to see that our nation has finally come to this understanding:  If two men or two women want to fall in love and get married, it is their business.   No government has the right to authorize whom a person should l

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June 25, 2015 Press Release

                "The Supreme Court made a historic decision today on behalf of all the people of this nation.  This is the second time the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been upheld by the court, and now we should accept it as the law of the land.

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June 24, 2015 Press Release

"I want to thank my friends and colleagues in the Senate:  Senators Durbin, Coons and especially Senator Leahy and his staff for coming forth with a piece of legislation to repair and correct the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Shelby County v. Holder case.   I want to thank the representatives of the Tri-Caucuses -- Reps.

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June 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v.

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April 23, 2015 Press Release

            Today in a marathon mark-up of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) of 2015 in the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Lewis sought to amend the TPA to clarify and strengthen the instructions on labor and human protections, and it establishes an appropriate process to add human rights legislation to an implementing bill.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

 "I am glad that the U.S. Senate decided to finally vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch.  It should have happened long before now, but I am very pleased that she was confirmed.

April 22, 2015 Press Release

            This year, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect the environment. The Earth Day Network reaches over 25,000 organizations worldwide, and today more than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in community cleanups, educational events and other grassroots activities related to Earth Day.

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