“Just when I thought the news from the White House could not get any worse, Donald Trump signs another hypocritical executive order. From the moment he set foot in the Oval Office, he has done exactly what he falsely accused President Barack Obama of doing. He is by-passing the legislative role of Congress, negating the fundamental value of public argument and debate, and chan
“Today we are facing a crossroads in the history of this nation. One day our children and our children’s children may turn to us and ask, “Which side were you on?” In the aftermath of this vote, members of the House will have to look their constituents, their friends, their family and even their children in the eyes and tell them the painful truth.
“I watched in horror today at the news reports of the chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people. Tiny little children, babies in their mothers’ arms were struggling for life. Their innocent beauty and the hopefulness in their little eyes was deeply distressing, knowing that their lives have been change forever.
“Journalism is such a powerful force in American society. Freedom of speech and of the press is the cornerstone of our democracy. Walter Cronkite once said that, 'A free press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.'
WASHINGTON--Rep. John Lewis made this statement today during the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with H.R.
Rep. John Lewis made this statement today on his bill H.R. 267, The Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON - Representative John Lewis applauds the appointment today of Raphael Bostic to become the 15th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Bostic is both the first African-American and the first openly-gay president of a regional Federal Reserve Bank.
WASHINGTON—In response to tensions surrounding immigration during the election season in the Netherlands, Rep.
WASHINGTON—During a marathon 18-hour markup of the Ryancare proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee engaged in a long struggle to amend the Ryan alternative. They were concerned that, as written, the proposal robs the most vulnerable Americans, including millions who were only recently able to afford healthcare due to
WASHINGTON—Today during the Ways & Means markup of Ryancare, intended to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), Rep. Lewis offered an amendment to “certify” that no American would lose their healthcare during the repeal and replace process the Republican majority is advancing. The markup is being managed by the Republican majority in an unusual, piecemeal fashion.