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September 19, 2008 Press Release
Figuring out how to generate more income is generally the focus of most wealth building seminars.  But reducing tax burden is a powerful, yet often overlooked component.  As the chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee on Oversight, Rep.
September 17, 2008 Press Release

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).  The hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

September 17, 2008 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the bill and against the amendment.

Members of Congress, you are not the mayor of Washington, D.C., you do not sit on the City Council, you have not been ordained to stand in judgment. I dare you to act as judge and jury and sentence the people of the District of Columbia to unfettered access to guns.

September 16, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most comprehensive energy-reform legislation in more than two decades.  The Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act is a short-term compromise with a long-term vision.

September 12, 2008 Press Release
“I was profoundly saddened to hear that the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles did not extend clemency to Troy Anthony Davis.  There are so many unanswered questions in this case, so many witnesses who have recanted their testimony, so much that would lead any reasonable person to doubt the case against this man.
September 11, 2008 Press Release

Yesterday Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, introduced the Fair Deal for Volunteers Act of 2008 (H.R.6854).

September 11, 2008 Press Release

This afternoon, Thursday September 11, 2008, Rep. John Lewis will lead U.S. House of Representatives action to meet Georgia’s need and the need of America’s states and cities to fix their highways. In July he managed time surrounding legislation to restore funding to the Highway Trust Fund.

August 26, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) released the following statement today on the 88th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote: