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May 13, 2008 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will likely pass H.R. 6022, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act.  Rep. John Lewis is one of the co-sponsors of the bill. The measure suspends the filling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve through the end of the year, as long as the price of crude oil remains above $75 per barrel.
May 10, 2008 Press Release
“I feel very proud,” said Congressman Lewis, “of all the young people of the Fifth District, especially these fine artists who are using their talent to tell us how they view the world around them.
May 9, 2008 Press Release
Today the Internal Revenue Service announced that it granted Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation tax-exempt determination.  The 501 (c) 3 status enables the new corporation to receive a $200 million grant from the Robert W.
May 8, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act, the most comprehensive legislative response yet to the housing problems facing the country. Even though the bill will help keep more people in their homes and help stabilize the housing market, President Bush has threatened to veto the measure.
April 30, 2008 Press Release
Rep. John Lewis made a statement on the floor of the U.S.
April 28, 2008 Press Release

Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-3 to uphold an Indiana requirement mandating voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote in the state. The court ruled such a requirement is constitutional. Similar laws exist in Georgia, Missouri, and Arizona. The Georgia law was ruled unconstitutional in state courts.

April 21, 2008 Press Release

This morning Sen. John McCain made a speech in Selma, Alabama where he acknowledged the courage of Rep. John Lewis and other participants in the Civil Rights Movement during the conflict on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.  Rep. Lewis had no advance knowledge of the nature or intentions of Sen. McCain’s remarks.

April 18, 2008 Press Release

Congressman Lewis received this important message from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding impending disaster relief application deadlines for those struggling to recover from the tornado that hit the Atlanta metro area last month: