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March 21, 2008 Press Release

Yesterday evening, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) issued a statement indicating that the President has declared Georgia a major disaster area, opening up millions of dollars in federal resources to help with rescue efforts.

March 19, 2008 Press Release

            Rep. John Lewis was named one of the “Best Representatives for Children” by the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council based on his perfect voting score in the 2007 Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard. Rep. Lewis voted to protect the health and well-being of the children in Georgia 100 percent of the time.

March 15, 2008 Press Release
“My heart and my prayers go out to all the victims of the tornado in Atlanta.  My office has been communicating with Mayor Franklin’s office and the Federal Emergency Management Administration to determine how we can work together to respond to this crisis.  My understanding at this time is that there may be one fatality.  Thirty people have been injured, and the city has alr
March 10, 2008 Press Release
Tomorrow, the public may get some answers about the drought in the southeastern United States.  Rep.
March 8, 2008 Editorial
In fact, however, since SCHIP was created in 1997 --- the product of a bipartisan effort between President Bill Clinton and then-Speaker Gingrich --- states have contracted with private managed care plans to provide coverage for low-income children.
March 8, 2008 Editorial
The recent troubling controversies in Jena, La., at Columbia University, and at the University of Maryland highlight the disturbing increase in the number of violent attacks and hate-motivated incidents in schools throughout the country. The nation’s schools and universities have often been a battleground on civil rights. After all, they lay the foundation for a civil society. If we silence the history of intolerance in the classroom, if we fail to discuss the brutal and peculiar institution of slavery, the lawlessness and lynching of the Jim Crow era, the horrors of the Third Reich, then our children will not truly comprehend the significance of contemporary acts of genocide, such as the atrocities in Rwanda or Darfur.
March 7, 2008 Press Release

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the 2008 tax return filing season, IRS operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report.