Today in a marathon mark-up of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) of 2015 in the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Lewis sought to amend the TPA to clarify and strengthen the instructions on labor and human protections, and it establishes an appropriate process to add human rights legislation to an implementing bill.
"I am glad that the U.S. Senate decided to finally vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch. It should have happened long before now, but I am very pleased that she was confirmed.
This year, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect the environment. The Earth Day Network reaches over 25,000 organizations worldwide, and today more than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in community cleanups, educational events and other grassroots activities related to Earth Day.
WASHINGTON--Today, President Barack Obama will sign into law H.R.
"During this holy weekend for many religious devotees, I watched in horror as the details of the massacre in Kenya unfolded. My thoughts and prayers are with the Garissa University College students, parents, and employees who are devastated by this senseless violence.
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"Today 47 years ago, this nation lost the moral leader of the 20th century. He was my friend, my brother, my mentor, my leader and the inspiration of millions of people in America and around the world. Since his death I have traveled to many nations including India, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa and many others where Dr. King is revered as an icon of American history.
Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants. This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications. This announcement details about $85,384,729.55 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.
As we celebrate the life and enduring legacy of a great leader and man of the people, Cesar Chavez, we must recommit to his ideals of fellowship with all who struggle under the burden of poverty. He was a tireless champion asserting the rights of farm workers for a living wage, humane working conditions, and respect for the contributions of their labor.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, lead sponsors Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1) and more than 170 Democrats reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act in the House of Representatives. Sen.