Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement on the floor of the House today regarding H. Res. 489, a Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress:
“Madam Speaker, I rise with a sense of righteous indignation to support this resolution.
“As people of good conscience and concerned citizens of this nation, we must condemn the planned raids of the homes, communities, and workplaces of allegedly undocumented immigrants.
“It is with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of Philip Freelon, the architect who was the principal designer of the National Museum of African Amer
WASHINGTON- Rep. John Lewis joined Rep.
Today during a news conference calling attention to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby v. Holder decision that “gutted” the Voting Rights Act, Rep. John Lewis made the following statement:
“I have said this before, and I will say it again. The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.
WASHINGTON- Due to significant bipartisan agreement, so rare in these times, that the thoughtfully deliberated provisions of the Taxpayer First Act will significantly assist the American people, the bill has been revised and reintroduced by Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Ranking Member Mike Kelly (R-PA).
WASHINGTON – In the United States, there are more than 400,000 children in the child welfare system. Of these foster youth, over 100,000 children eagerly await a permanent family. Unfortunately, LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system. An estimated 30 percent of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and they are more likely to experience poor treatment, discrimination, or violenc
Today, the House voted on the Equality Act (H.R.5), a long awaited bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity. The mandating non-discrimination has been a decades long struggle for the LGBTQ community which has finally culminated in this legislative opportunity. Though the bill is not likely to pass in the Senate, getting a bill to the House
“I was so pleased to participate in the timely efforts of Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) of the Education and Labor Committee to commemorate this important Brown v. Board anniversary. I will never forget the day I heard that the U.S.
Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) heard testimony from the most diverse panel in Ways and Means history on “Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis.”