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May 4, 2007 Press Release
On Tax Day, yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation shepherded by Rep. John Lewis that takes important steps to protect taxpayers from fraud.
May 4, 2007 Press Release
"When we send our young people off to college, we think they are going to learn, to grow, and to become productive and good citizens. We would never dream that they would become victims of senseless acts of violence. As a nation and as a people, this tragedy demonstrates what we know in our hearts and minds is true. We must find a way to break the cycle of violence that is gripping our society.
May 4, 2007 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) joined Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH) and Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to introduce the Count Every Vote Act. Rep. Lewis made this statement at the news conference today. "It is so fitting and appropriate that we will reintroduce the Count Every Vote Act today.
February 23, 2007 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives has undertaken four days of five-minute debates regarding House Concurrent Resolution 63 which, if passed, would indicate that members of the House disapprove of the President's decision to send twenty thousand more troops to Iraq. 

February 23, 2007 Press Release

Tomorrow February 13 in his first hearing as Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) will explore why millions of low-income citizens are not taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

February 23, 2007 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today regarding U.S. Airways' withdrawal of their bid to purchase Delta Airlines. He has been a strong supporter of Delta's independence.

February 23, 2007 Press Release

"The State of the Union is not good. There is an unbelievable, unacceptable gap between the wealthy and the poor in our society. Despite the progress of our economy as a whole, which the President pointed to as his administration's one success, there are still millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.

February 19, 2007 Editorial
Lately, Americans have been led to question the integrity of a few journalists so closely allied with government officials that they appear to participate in the politics of misinformation, misleading the public to satisfy political gains.
February 19, 2007 Editorial
I was headed to New Orleans as a Freedom Rider in May of 1961. It would've been my first visit, but we were arrested in Jackson, Miss., and never made it. In happier times, though, I have been able to visit New Orleans over the years. It's one of my favorite cities, one of the great Southern cities. The people are friendly, warm, helpful. In the old part of the city, there's so much history when you walk down Canal Street or Royal. One of my favorite places is a shop on Royal, where they have lots of art posters by African-American artists. After Katrina, there's a loss of the music, the restaurants and the character in addition to the unbelievable loss of lives. Maybe we will never know the number of people who have been lost.
February 19, 2007 Editorial
An anniversary is a time of reflection--a time to analyze the impact of history and clarify where our present course will lead us. As the nation celebrates 40 years since the signing of the Voting Rights Act, it is valuable to contemplate the role of civil rights in our democracy as a way to underscore the fundamental benefit of the Act.

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