June 27, 2006 - Does Rep. Westmoreland know American history?
June 22, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis spoke out against H.R. 5638, the Permanent Estate Tax Relief Bill on the House floor today. He made the following comments (as prepared for delivery):
June 22, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis joined Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) in her opposition to the Federal Election Integrity Act proposed by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL). Rep. Millender-McDonald, ranking Democrat on the House Administration committee, held a news conference today in response to a committee hearing on Arizona Proposition 200. Rep.
June 21, 2006 - "It is unfortunate and disappointing," said Rep. Lewis, "that we have encountered a setback in the passage of the Voting Rights Act reauthorization, H.R. 9.
June 28, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis opposes the Stearns Amendment (No. 21) to H.R. 5672, the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2007. This amendment would mandate that the Justice Department spend no funds to enforce the language assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
June 16, 2006 -As a founding member of the Out-of-Iraq Caucus, a coalition of 72 members of the House of Representatives who are seeking ways to end the conflict in Iraq, Rep. John Lewis spoke on the floor last night in support of Rep. John Murtha's Resolution to redeploy American troops from Iraq. That resolution also mandates that no permanent U.S.
June 13, 2006 -Since January of this year, Congressman John Lewis has moved $6.25 million of appropriations through the House of Representatives that will benefit Georgia's 5th District, and he will continue to shepherd those projects through Senate approval. This afternoon the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Chairman's Amendment verified that the project requests made by Rep.
Use of luxury jet raises questions of abuse
June 7, 2006 - "Ever since my first day in Congress 20 years ago," said Rep. John Lewis, "I have remained focused on using all the resources available at the federal level to help the Atlanta metropolitan area confront the issues of traffic congestion.
June 5, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis was deeply dismayed by President Bush's support of the Senate proposal to constitutionally define marriage, as an attempt to ban state recognition of same-sex marriage.