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April 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, President Barack Obama will sign into law H.R.

April 6, 2015 Press Release

"During this holy weekend for many religious devotees, I watched in horror as the details of the massacre in Kenya unfolded.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Garissa University College students, parents, and employees who are devastated by this senseless violence. 

April 6, 2015 Press Release

                "Dr. Gardner  C.

April 4, 2015 Press Release

"Today 47 years ago, this nation lost the moral leader of the 20th century.  He was my friend, my brother, my mentor, my leader and the inspiration of millions of people in America and around the world.  Since his death I have traveled to many nations including India, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa and many others where Dr. King is revered as an icon of American history.

April 2, 2015 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 $85,384,729.55 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

March 31, 2015 Press Release

As we celebrate the life and enduring legacy of a great leader and man of the people, Cesar Chavez, we must recommit to his ideals of fellowship with all who struggle under the burden of poverty.  He was a tireless champion asserting the rights of farm workers for a living wage, humane working conditions, and respect for the contributions of their labor.

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, lead sponsors  Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1) and more than 170 Democrats reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act in the House of Representatives.  Sen.

March 3, 2015 Press Release

                Rep. John Lewis along with several of his colleagues spoke at a press conference in Washington today following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to both houses of the U.S. Congress.  He made these remarks in response to the prime minister's address:

January 20, 2015 Press Release

                " President Barack Obama made an appeal to Congress tonight in an uplifting and inspiring speech.  I am glad that he took the time to describe some of the successes of his administration, which are not discussed often enough.  There is no question that when he took over our economy was teetering on the brink of depression.  Today it is also clear that he has guided this