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April 27, 2016 Press Release

On Tuesday, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition introduced the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016.  The House bill (H.R.5067) is led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Rep.

April 27, 2016 Press Release

 Judge Horace Ward lived a rich and impactful life.  Before Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and while Martin Luther King Jr.

April 22, 2016 Press Release

"On this Earth Day, we must face the most pressing environmental issue of our time--climate change.  All across the world, there is a movement to help combat its effects. In big cities and small villages, people are taking action to make a positive impact within their community.

April 21, 2016 Press Release

            "I was amazed to hear that President Barack Obama's Department of the Treasury, led by Secretary Jacob Lew, announced landmark changes to the $20, $10, and $5 bills today.  This is good news.  It is so meaningful that this nation has finally come to a point where we can demonstrate our reverence for the contributions of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, women suffragettes like Sojour

April 15, 2016 Press Release

In anticipation of Tax Day, falling this year on Monday, April 18th, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced three common-sense tax policy improvements.  These include H.R. 4912, the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2016; H.R. 4948, the Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2016; and H.R. 4949, the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act of 2016.

April 12, 2016 Press Release

"Equal Pay Day is a solemn reminder of the deep pay gaps that still exist between men and women in this nation.

February 24, 2016 Press Release

                WASHINGTON--Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has sponsored a bill (H.R. 2880) that will change the designation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site to a national historical park, the highest level of historic protection and preservation offered by the federal government.  The Prince Hall Mason Lodge, of which Martin Luther King Jr.

February 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington--On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th, Rep. John Lewis urges all African Americans to know their status. Of the 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV—including 500,000 African Americans—nearly 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection.  

January 13, 2016 Press Release

            "Tonight President Obama appealed to the very best in the American people.  He suggested we all have a responsibility, as members of Congress and as participants in our democracy, to come together to serve the greatest and highest good.  He encouraged us to us to lay aside whatever divides us and find ways to move forward on common ground , knowing that doing so benefits all of us,