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March 7, 2019 Press Release
In Opposition to State Takeover of Atlanta Airport

“For nearly a century, the people of the City of Atlanta have put their blood, sweat, and tears into the development of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which today transports over 107 million travelers a year.  It has been their vision and their leadership that had the capacity to transform an abandoned racetrack into the busiest airport in the world.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today on the House floor in support of H.J. Res 46, a Resolution Opposing the Border Wall and National Emergency Declaration:  (video available here)

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Lead sponsors Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-6), and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act (H.R. 1275) in the House of Representatives yesterday.  Sen.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rep.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Representante John Lewis (D-GA) y el Representante Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introdujeron la Ley de Sueños de Educación Superior de 2019, como una respuesta a la acción discriminatoria de estados que niegan la entrada de algunos inmigrantes a sus instituciones universitarias.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

“This nation has lost one of the great legislators of our time.  Rep. John Dingell was a man who did not hesitate to stand up, speak up and speak out for those who were left out and left behind.  He was a champion of Medicare and health care reform.  

January 25, 2019 Press Release

“I am relieved for the families of over 800,000 dedicated federal workers, including thousands of my constituents, that the longest government shutdown in American history is finally over.  They did not deserve these consequences, and I hope that they receive their paychecks without delay.  Further, I hope that federal contractors who have gone without pay will also be made whole. 

January 25, 2019 Press Release



January 24, 2019 Press Release

Had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still been alive today, he may still be a resident of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, the place where he was born and where he and his family lived for many years.   Despite his death over 51 years ago, his contributions form a powerful historic legacy that will enrich Atlanta history and culture for centuries to come.