“This nation has lost one of the great legislators of our time. Rep. John Dingell was a man who did not hesitate to stand up, speak up and speak out for those who were left out and left behind. He was a champion of Medicare and health care reform.
“I am relieved for the families of over 800,000 dedicated federal workers, including thousands of my constituents, that the longest government shutdown in American history is finally over. They did not deserve these consequences, and I hope that they receive their paychecks without delay. Further, I hope that federal contractors who have gone without pay will also be made whole.
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Had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still been alive today, he may still be a resident of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, the place where he was born and where he and his family lived for many years. Despite his death over 51 years ago, his contributions form a powerful historic legacy that will enrich Atlanta history and culture for centuries to come.
WASHINGTON – Today, three key members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined community organizations in opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services action granting a waiver to the State of South Carolina allowing religious organizations to use federal funds to discriminate against foster families on the basis of religion and sexual orientation.
“This year, this January, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Early this morning, the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate issued the forwarded statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government. Republicans run the House, Senate and the White House. That means without one Democratic vote, they have the power to pass federal funding legislation.
“For too long, our nation’s criminal justice system has broken lives and ravaged communities across America. People of color and people without means are too often unfairly caught in a tangled web of over-policing and severe, unyielding punishment. Our laws are meant to protect all American citizens and give those who do offend an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves and redeem their lives.
WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis made the following statement on the House floor today to bolster support for the legislation he authored as Ranking Member on the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight. The Taxpayer First Act (H.R.