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May 7, 2014 Press Release

Subcommittee Hearing on the 2014 Tax Filing Season

May 7, 2014

(Remarks as Delivered)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important hearing.

Mr. Commissioner, thank you for joining us today, and congratulations to you and the IRS staff on a successful filing season. 

May 7, 2014 Press Release

"Three weeks ago, over 200 of our world’s future doctors, lawyers, leaders, and mothers were kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria.         

May 5, 2014 Press Release

                "Today we remember the Mexican struggle for freedom and independence symbolized by the conflict at Puebla, and we join with individuals around the globe who are inspired by this holiday.  It reminds me of the words of President Lyndon Johnson offered during one of the most important speeches of his term.  He referenced the long history of sacrifice and suffering humanity has eng

April 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Monday, the Georgia Department of Human Services received a letter from the U.S.

April 14, 2014 Press Release

            Rep. John Lewis made this statement about the murders of three people yesterday, on the eve of Passover, by 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo.

April 8, 2014 Press Release

Calls on House to Pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance for Nearly 3 Million Americans               


April 4, 2014 Press Release

                "When Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed 46 years ago today, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana working on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign.  That was a sad and dark hour for this nation and the world community.  We lost a warrior for peace and human dignity who gave all he had so we could live in a better America today.

April 3, 2014 Press Release

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants.  This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications.  This announcement details about $13,839,382 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

April 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today the U.S. Supreme Court made a critical decision that will dramatically affect the quality of the electoral process in the United States.  The decision extends the damage the Citizens United v. FEC decision made to the integrity of U.S. elections by removing the cap placed on the number of campaigns to which one individual can contribute.

March 6, 2014 Press Release

Tomorrow, on the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Rep. John Lewis will lead a congressional delegation to civil rights sites in Mississippi and Selma, Alabama.  The tour through Mississippi commemorates the Mississippi Freedom Summer project developed by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 50 years ago.  Then Chairman of SNCC, Rep.