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.
Yesterday evening, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) issued a statement indicating that the President has declared Georgia a major disaster area, opening up millions of dollars in federal resources to help with rescue efforts.
Rep. John Lewis was named one of the “Best Representatives for Children” by the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council based on his perfect voting score in the 2007 Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard. Rep. Lewis voted to protect the health and well-being of the children in Georgia 100 percent of the time.