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June 14, 2006 Press Release

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.

June 13, 2006 Press Release

Use of luxury jet raises questions of abuse

June 7, 2006 Press Release

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 Press Release

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.

June 1, 2006 Press Release

The Multicultural Festival is a project of the Congressman Lewis's 5th District Committee on Multicultural Initiatives. It is a celebration of the cultural diversity of the Atlanta metropolitan area. There will be music, dance, art, and food for all to enjoy.

WHEN: Sunday June 4, 2006, at 12 noon until 2 PM

May 19, 2006 Press Release

On Saturday May 20, Rep. John Lewis will join other participants in the Freedom Ride movement, including Jim Zwerg, Rev. Solomon Seay, his colleague congressional colleague Rep. Artur Davis, State Sen. Quinton Ross, and other state and local officials to commemorate the 45th anniversary of this historic activism.

May 15, 2006 Press Release

Congressman John Lewis joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to call for an end to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan responsible for the slaughter of thousands of innocent people, the raping of women and girls, the enslavement of 8000 Africans, and the displacement of millions of Sudanese citizens.

May 15, 2006 Press Release

Today is the last day for eligible citizens to sign-up for the Medicare prescription drug program, known as Medicare Part D. Though Congressman Lewis agrees that a prescription drug program is a necessary Medicare benefit, he believes that Part D is deeply flawed legislation that needs to be fixed.

May 10, 2006 Press Release

Congressman John Lewis denounced the tax reconciliation bill as immoral and unjust. In brief, the economic growth touted by Administration interests has come at the expense of the American worker.