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March 7, 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 2008 tax return filing season, IRS operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report.

March 5, 2008 Press Release rated the power and ability of members of Congress to be effective in 2007 and 2008.
March 3, 2008 Press Release

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) rated the voting records of members of the 110th Congress to determine how consistently they supported the issues they believe are most important to women.  Congressman John Lewis received a perfect score from the AAUW.

February 17, 2008 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis mourns the passing of civil rights activist Rev. James Orange who passed tonight at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. Rep. Lewis made these comments upon hearing about Rev. Orange's death.  

February 12, 2008 Press Release

In a speech honoring the legacy of African Americans President Bush saluted the work of historian Carter G. Woodson, former Secretary of Transportation William Coleman, one of the Little Rock Nine Ernest Green, former Temptation Otis Williams, and Rep. John Lewis.            

January 29, 2008 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5140, the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act by a vote of 385 to 35.  Democratic leadership in the House-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-8), members of the Ways & Means committee chaired by Rep. Charles Rangel (NY-15) and the Financial Services Committee chaired by Rep.

January 29, 2008 Press Release


The Congress will continue to work with President Bush in a bi-partisan manner to meet the needs of the American people.  However, for a nation that is facing a potential economic crisis, I was dismayed that the President offered no new ideas to the American people and no perspective on the span of his Administration.