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March 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the passing of Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY):

“My heart is broken.  Louise was more than a colleague; she was my classmate and my friend.  We took the oath of office together in January 1987 and served side-by-side for more than 30 years. 

February 21, 2018 Press Release

ATLANTA—Representative John Lewis made the following remarks upon hearing of the death of Reverend Billy Graham:

“Billy Graham was a noble man — a true servant of God; he had the ability to speak truth to power.  He was like a shepherd looking over the flock of humankind.  He was a man of hope, a man of faith—a man of love, and he will be sorely missed.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

ATLANTA — Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the Republican House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s unprecedented decision to release a classified memo regarding a current and ongoing investigation:

January 20, 2018 Press Release

During a federal government shutdown, authorities will still enforce laws, respond to emergencies, and maintain our nation’s defense; however, a shutdown will significantly affect our daily lives. 

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, H.R. 267, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act, will become Public Law.  Four years ago, Congressman Lewis first introduced legislation to create what will be Georgia’s first National Historical Park.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on March 15, 2017, and the U.S.

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Lewis (GA) made the following statement in response to the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador living in the United States:

December 23, 2017 Press Release

On December 19 and 20, 2017, Congressional Republicans passed H.R. 1, their bill to cut taxes for the richest Americans and for corporations on the backs of working and middle-class families, students, and seniors.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Lewis made the following statement on the House Floor opposing the second House consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1, the Republican tax bill (WATCH VIDEO):

December 19, 2017 Press Release


Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, the Ranking Member, Mr. Neal, for yielding.

I rise to oppose this conference report with every bone in my body

December 17, 2017 Press Release

ATLANTA —  “I am grateful to all the police, firefighters, electricians, and airport, airline, and MARTA employees for their efforts to assist stranded passengers.