The U.S. House of Representatives has undertaken four days of five-minute debates regarding House Concurrent Resolution 63 which, if passed, would indicate that members of the House disapprove of the President's decision to send twenty thousand more troops to Iraq. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke during time given to House leadership in this debate.
Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John Lewis, dean of the Georgia delegation, led a bi-partisan effort to honor the late Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA). Today he will represent the Democratic congressional leadership at the funeral of Rep. Norwood in at the First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, in Augusta, Georgia.
Tomorrow February 13 in his first hearing as Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) will explore why millions of low-income citizens are not taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Rep. John Lewis made this statement today regarding U.S. Airways' withdrawal of their bid to purchase Delta Airlines. He has been a strong supporter of Delta's independence.
"The State of the Union is not good. There is an unbelievable, unacceptable gap between the wealthy and the poor in our society. Despite the progress of our economy as a whole, which the President pointed to as his administration's one success, there are still millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.
Today several men and women in active-duty military troops made this public appeal for troop withdrawal in Iraq. They issued the following statement:
Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Congressman Lewis made this statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today on H.R. 2 on the Fair Minimum Wage Act 2007.
"Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Miller for yielding, and I want to thank him for bringing this piece of legislation before us.
"Tonight President Bush spoke to the American people to explain his new strategic plan to manage the war in Iraq. Regardless of the changes, the President suggests the heart of this new plan is the deployment of 20,000 additional troops to Iraq.
Rep. John Lewis will participate in an extremely rare ceremony on Friday October 13th at 7 PM at First Iconium Baptist Church located at 542 Moreland Avenue, SE in Atlanta. He will participate in the Court of Honor of Troop 542 to induct three of its members into the brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.