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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman John Lewis and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, along with 26 House colleagues and more than a dozen Senate members, introduced the Civil Rights Act of 2008, which will strengthen accountability when civil rights and workers' rights are violated.
On December 19, 2007 Congress completed consideration of H.R. 2764, the fiscal year 2008 omnibus appropriations bill.