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July 24, 2008 Press Release

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of the National Black Arts Festival by a unanimous vote led by Rep. John Lewis.  The Festival is currently underway in Atlanta and celebrates the artistic contributions of African Americans.

The bill resolves “That the U.S. House of Representatives—

 

July 15, 2008 Press Release
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to override President Bush’s veto of H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.  The bill and this veto override was championed by leaders of the Ways and Means Committee, of which Rep.
July 9, 2008 Press Release
Lost Retirement Savings Can be Rolled into Roth Individual Retirement Accounts
June 28, 2008 Press Release
This week, Rep. John Lewis voted with a majority of House members to pass legislation that will improve Medicare services to seniors and protect them from a 10.6% pay-cut to doctors.
June 28, 2008 Press Release

On Monday, Rep. John Lewis introduced H. Res. 1293 to commemorate of the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner who were murdered during the Freedom Summer campaign of 1964.  The effort was a nationwide call for volunteers to help register black voters in Mississippi.

June 28, 2008 Press Release

Peace Action and Peace Action West rated the voting records of the members of the 110th Congress on legislation they believe was key to advancing a foreign policy agenda based on human rights, diplomacy, and international cooperation.

June 19, 2008 Press Release

Today Rep. John Lewis introduced a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of the National Black Arts Festival.  The Festival is scheduled to take place in Atlanta July 18th to the 27th and celebrates the artistic contributions of African Americans.

The bill resolves “That the U.S. House of Representatives—

June 19, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgia has over 167,000 Social Security beneficiaries and veterans who have not even filed for the economic stimulus payments meant to offer a boost to the economy and some relief to the taxpayer.  Nationwide, over 5.6 million Social Security beneficiaries and veterans have yet to file.

June 19, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) made the following opening statement today at a hearing called by the Ways and Means Subcommittees on Oversight and Social Security focusing on the need to ensure that economic stimulus payments reach their target populations:

June 13, 2008 Press Release
“It is so very sad to hear that Tim Russert has died.   This nation has lost not only an outstanding journalist, but an American patriot.  He glowed with his love for politics, for this country, and especially his native Buffalo, New York.  The last time we spoke, I saw him on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.  Whenever we saw each other, we would always talk about Buffa

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