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June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In the United States, there are more than 400,000 children in the child welfare system.  Of these foster youth, over 100,000 children eagerly await a permanent family.  Unfortunately, LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system.  An estimated 30 percent of foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and they are more likely to experience poor treatment, discrimination, or violenc

May 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House voted on the Equality Act (H.R.5), a long awaited bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity.  The mandating non-discrimination has been a decades long struggle for the LGBTQ community which has finally culminated in this legislative opportunity.   Though the bill is not likely to pass in the Senate, getting a bill to the House

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) heard testimony from the most diverse panel in Ways and Means history on “Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis.” 

May 14, 2019 Press Release

SAN DIEGO—Yesterday Rep John Lewis attended a keel laying ceremony for the first in a class of Navy ships named after him.  There are 20 ships in the John Lewis class, which will all be Fleet Replenishment Oilers.  The first of the class, the USNS John Lewis, is projected for completion in April of 202

May 7, 2019 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis recently joined congressional colleagues in urging the Appropriations Committee to rescind a policy rider that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from amending the Free File program.  Most of the attention in the press regarding H.R.

April 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover.  A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

          I was disturbed to learn that just a few days before the 51st anniversary of Dr.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) announced plans on Monday to grow a beard in an attempt to avoid being repeatedly mistaken for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

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