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.
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.
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—
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: