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March 15, 2008 Press Release
“My heart and my prayers go out to all the victims of the tornado in Atlanta.  My office has been communicating with Mayor Franklin’s office and the Federal Emergency Management Administration to determine how we can work together to respond to this crisis.  My understanding at this time is that there may be one fatality.  Thirty people have been injured, and the city has alr
March 10, 2008 Press Release
Tomorrow, the public may get some answers about the drought in the southeastern United States.  Rep.
March 7, 2008 Press Release

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the 2008 tax return filing season, IRS operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report.

March 5, 2008 Press Release rated the power and ability of members of Congress to be effective in 2007 and 2008.
March 3, 2008 Press Release

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) rated the voting records of members of the 110th Congress to determine how consistently they supported the issues they believe are most important to women.  Congressman John Lewis received a perfect score from the AAUW.

February 17, 2008 Press Release

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.  

February 12, 2008 Press Release

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.