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February 23, 2007 Press Release

"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.

February 16, 2007 Press Release

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.

February 15, 2007 Press Release

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.

February 12, 2007 Press Release

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.

January 31, 2007 Press Release

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.

January 23, 2007 Press Release

"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.

January 16, 2007 Press Release

Today several men and women in active-duty military troops made this public appeal for troop withdrawal in Iraq. They issued the following statement:

January 12, 2007 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 10, 2007 Press Release

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.

January 10, 2007 Press Release

"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.

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