October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and an important time to recognize the continuing employment difficulties that face Americans with disabilities. Despite the ability and desire to work, people with disabilities face an estimated 65-percent unemployment rate.
As dean of the Georgia delegation, Rep. John Lewis has called a second meeting of the entire delegation to assess the best legislative response to the drought. Federal law mandating water from Lake Lanier to be released to serve Florida and Alabama has been under close scrutiny during this crisis.
Today Congressman Lewis will visit the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss the National Archives exhibit Eyewitness: American Originals. The exhibit opened at the National Archives in Washington and has traveled to the Carter Center in Georgia and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) announced that the Subcommittees will hold a joint hearing on import safety.
Rep. John Lewis CBC Issue Forum
Rep. John Lewis, who began his career in political activism as a student during the Civil Rights Movement, praised student involvement in the Jena 6 case.
Thousands of our nation’s 9/11 heroes have become sick as a result of their exposure to environmental toxins at Ground Zero. Some have even died.
With the resignation of top law enforcement official Attorney General Alberto Gonzales leaving the Department of Justice in disarray, the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for testimony regarding the historic significance of the Civil Rights Division of DOJ and the continuing need for its services.
"Forty-four years since the March on Washington, that unbelievable gathering on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, this nation has come a great distance toward laying down the burden of race."