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December 4, 2018 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis will attend the services for the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, tomorrow at the Washington National Cathedral.  Though they differed at times on issues, Rep.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

I join my colleagues in adamantly opposing the nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court.  The right to vote is precious, almost sacred.  It is the most powerful tool of non-violent reform available to every citizen in our democracy.

November 15, 2018 Press Release
Mary Mac's Tea Room’s Goodwill Ambassador

“I was so sorry to learn about the passing of my friend Jo Carter, the Goodwill Ambassador at Mary Mac’s Tea Room.  She was always so gracious, so warm, so giving.  She was always up, lighting up the tea room with her hospitality. 

November 8, 2018 Press Release

“It is unimaginable that this nation must again suffer the sorrow of another senseless mass shooting.  Members of Congress swear to protect the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.  These numerous mass shootings threaten the security of our nation and jeopardize our commitment to freedom and justice, basic tenets of our society we have sworn to defend.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

“It is unimaginable that we find ourselves in the same place again as a nation—mourning the senseless loss of innocent life to violence and hate.  My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Kentucky and Pittsburgh, to the members of the Tree of Life Synagogue and employees of the Kroger grocery store, to their friends and family who live here in the Atlanta region, to the entire Jewish

October 12, 2018 Press Release

The entire Democratic delegation of Georgia sent a letter today to Attorney General Jefferson Sessions demanding an investigation of blatant inequities in the electoral processes of the state.  The inconsistencies are many:  the cancellation of 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012, the stalling of 53,000 voter registrations of predominantly black citizens, and the alleged discriminatory n

October 3, 2018 Press Release
Includes Lewis Amendment to Prevent Airport Power Outages

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes an amendment written by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in response to last December’s power outage at the Atlanta airport.  The bill passed the House of Representatives last Wednesday.

September 11, 2018 Press Release

“When planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed in Pennsylvania, this nation was changed forever.  Since that time other major cities around the world have been attacked, and we realized that the nature of international conflict was forever transformed.  Since that day, this nation has been engaged in extensive, nearly on-going military operations trying to abate the threat

September 5, 2018 Press Release

The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a special Passport Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018.