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.
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:
Bill Repeals Use of Private Collection Agencies and Simplifies the Tax Filing Process
Today a bill sponsored by Rep. John Lewis will be debated and voted on on the House floor. It’s called the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008 (H.R.
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In July 1946, two African American couples were driving through Monroe, Georgia, pulled from their car by a mob of 12 to 15 unmasked men, shot hundreds of times, and killed. Then they were hung from nearby trees. One of the victims, Dorothy Malcolm, was seven months pregnant.
Yesterday, lead sponsor Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) with co-sponsor Deborah Pryce (R-OH) and Vic Snyder (D-AR) won passage of the Civil Rights Act Commemorative Coin Bill. Lewis, Pryce, and Snyder held a news conference today with Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, to discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the passage of the coin bill.
Yesterday, Rep. John Lewis spearheaded House passage of two pieces of legislation. One was a U.S. House of Representatives resolution honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and encouraging the nation and the Congress to pause in silent memory of his life and his sacrifice.
In light of the 40th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death on April 4, 1968, Rep. John Lewis will hold a media availability for all press, especially broadcast media, who are interested in talking to him about the King assassination.