“It is unimaginable that we find ourselves in the same place again as a nation—mourning the senseless loss of innocent life to violence and hate. My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Kentucky and Pittsburgh, to the members of the Tree of Life Synagogue and employees of the Kroger grocery store, to their friends and family who live here in the Atlanta region, to the entire Jewish
The entire Democratic delegation of Georgia sent a letter today to Attorney General Jefferson Sessions demanding an investigation of blatant inequities in the electoral processes of the state. The inconsistencies are many: the cancellation of 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012, the stalling of 53,000 voter registrations of predominantly black citizens, and the alleged discriminatory n
Includes Lewis Amendment to Prevent Airport Power Outages
WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes an amendment written by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in response to last December’s power outage at the Atlanta airport. The bill passed the House of Representatives last Wednesday.
“When planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed in Pennsylvania, this nation was changed forever. Since that time other major cities around the world have been attacked, and we realized that the nature of international conflict was forever transformed. Since that day, this nation has been engaged in extensive, nearly on-going military operations trying to abate the threat
I applaud Mayor Bottoms’ decision to end the City of Atlanta’s contract with U.S.
The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a special Passport Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
This day in our nation’s history tells a powerful story in and of itself that charts the contemporary course of the struggle for social justice in America.
“We have lost a great warrior who defended this nation’s honor in times of war and peace. He risked his life for America as a soldier, guarded our integrity as a prisoner of war, and dedicated his entire life to public service. Only a few will ever be remembered for standing on the courage of their convictions.
Georgia's 5th Congressional District
Invites you to attend
Military Service Academy Forum
Saturday, August 18, 2018
August 6th: 53rd Anniversary of Signing of Voting Rights Act
“Today, on the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) by President Lyndon Johnson, we celebrate a milestone in American history. With the stroke of a pen, millions of Americans were ushered into the democratic process. In 1964 in Holmes County, Mississippi, there were only twelve black registered voters. By 1965, there were 28,500, and by 1984 there were 406,000.