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April 26, 2006 Press Release

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has joined forces with U.S Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT), Jim Talent (R-MO), and Rep. Kenny Hulsoff (R-MO) to push legislation that would create two new offices in the Department of Justice.

March 20, 2006 Press Release

WHO: Rep. John Lewis
Harry Boxler, Atlanta Bureau of Planning
Ryan Gravel, Beltline Partnership
Dr. Catherine Ross, Georgia Tech Transportation Institute
Paul Grether, MARTA
Gerald Ross, Georgia Department of Transportation

March 7, 2006 Press Release

March 7, 2006 - Congressman John Lewis made the following comments in response to the death of Gordon Parks:

February 16, 2006 Press Release


Proceeds to Benefit the United Negro College Fund

February 6, 2006 Press Release

  January 6, 2006 - Rhythm and Blues singer Lou Rawls died today in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer at the age of 72. The following are Rep. Lewis's remarks on the passing of this great artist.

January 31, 2006 Press Release

January 31, 2006 - Congressman John Lewis made these comments when he learned of the death of Mrs. Coretta Scott King this morning:

January 30, 2006 Press Release

January 30, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis was delighted to hear that the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution determined to follow the leading recommendation of the Presidential Commission to locate the site on the National Mall. Congressman Lewis worked for 15 years to gain passage of the bill that would authorize the museum.

January 25, 2006 Press Release

January 25, 2006 - Atlanta, GA. - Congressman John Lewis, himself a former subject of unwarranted FBI surveillance as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and an outspoken critic of the recently revealed NSA domestic spying program, was highly critical of alleged covert Pentagon initiatives that targeted peace activists in Atlanta.

January 23, 2006 Press Release

January 23, 2006 - Ford Motor Company announced today that it would lay off 25-30,000 workers in 14 plants across the country, including the auto assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia. Representative John Lewis made these comments after hearing the news:

January 18, 2006 Press Release

January 18, 2006 - Washington, D.C. - Rep. John Lewis applauded the unveiling of the "Honest Leadership, Open Government" Act, an aggressive reform package developed to reverse the excesses of a Republican-dominated U.S. Congress and help restore public confidence in the integrity of the federal government.