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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.
February 19, 2007 Editorial
The Republican leadership of both houses of the U.S. Congress recently crafted an agreement to pass a 2006 federal budget. These negotiations took place largely in secret without Democratic input, silencing the voices of millions of American voters. Democratic members of the House were given less than six hours to review this complex, voluminous document before we were forced to vote on economic matters that will drastically affect millions of Americans.
February 19, 2007 Editorial
Congressman John Lewis
October 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker, in good conscience - I cannot and will not support President Bush's misled, failed policy.

I did not vote for going to war. I did not vote to put our young people in harm's way. And I will not be party to financing this war.

February 19, 2007 Editorial

January 26, 2004

View as printed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1/26/04

I find it ironic that just three days after this nation commemorated the democratic legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments for the wrongful incarceration of Marcus Dixon.

February 16, 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. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke during time given to House leadership in this debate.

February 15, 2007 Press Release

Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John Lewis, dean of the Georgia delegation, led a bi-partisan effort to honor the late Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA). Today he will represent the Democratic congressional leadership at the funeral of Rep. Norwood in at the First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, in Augusta, Georgia.

February 12, 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.