"Today we have lost an American icon, one of the most talented, committed and dedicated artists of our time. Not only did Ruby Dee--along with her husband Ossie Davis-- portray the lives of African Americans in film with eloquence and integrity, she had the rare ability to speak truth to power. She used the time she was given to live a life that stood for what is fair, what is rig
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 $17,096,767 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.
WASHINGTON -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Cost of War amendment authored by Rep. John Lewis during consideration of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
WASHINGTON --"I have fought long and hard and even put my life on the line for the cause of equal rights and social justice. My commitment to these ideals has never changed, and my record is solid and unwavering. I take a back-seat to no one and have been at the forefront for decades in defense of the right to marry, a woman's right to choose, and the imperative of non-violence as a means of
Last Friday, Speaker John Boehner appointed Rep.
Subcommittee Hearing on the 2014 Tax Filing Season
May 7, 2014
(Remarks as Delivered)
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important hearing.
Mr. Commissioner, thank you for joining us today, and congratulations to you and the IRS staff on a successful filing season.
"Three weeks ago, over 200 of our world’s future doctors, lawyers, leaders, and mothers were kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria.
"Today we remember the Mexican struggle for freedom and independence symbolized by the conflict at Puebla, and we join with individuals around the globe who are inspired by this holiday. It reminds me of the words of President Lyndon Johnson offered during one of the most important speeches of his term. He referenced the long history of sacrifice and suffering humanity has eng
WASHINGTON - On Monday, the Georgia Department of Human Services received a letter from the U.S.
Rep. John Lewis made this statement about the murders of three people yesterday, on the eve of Passover, by 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo.