June 21, 2006 - "It is unfortunate and disappointing," said Rep. Lewis, "that we have encountered a setback in the passage of the Voting Rights Act reauthorization, H.R. 9.
June 28, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis opposes the Stearns Amendment (No. 21) to H.R. 5672, the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2007. This amendment would mandate that the Justice Department spend no funds to enforce the language assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
June 16, 2006 -As a founding member of the Out-of-Iraq Caucus, a coalition of 72 members of the House of Representatives who are seeking ways to end the conflict in Iraq, Rep. John Lewis spoke on the floor last night in support of Rep. John Murtha's Resolution to redeploy American troops from Iraq. That resolution also mandates that no permanent U.S.
June 13, 2006 -Since January of this year, Congressman John Lewis has moved $6.25 million of appropriations through the House of Representatives that will benefit Georgia's 5th District, and he will continue to shepherd those projects through Senate approval. This afternoon the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Chairman's Amendment verified that the project requests made by Rep.
Use of luxury jet raises questions of abuse
June 7, 2006 - "Ever since my first day in Congress 20 years ago," said Rep. John Lewis, "I have remained focused on using all the resources available at the federal level to help the Atlanta metropolitan area confront the issues of traffic congestion.
June 5, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis was deeply dismayed by President Bush's support of the Senate proposal to constitutionally define marriage, as an attempt to ban state recognition of same-sex marriage.
The Multicultural Festival is a project of the Congressman Lewis's 5th District Committee on Multicultural Initiatives. It is a celebration of the cultural diversity of the Atlanta metropolitan area. There will be music, dance, art, and food for all to enjoy.
WHEN: Sunday June 4, 2006, at 12 noon until 2 PM
On Saturday May 20, Rep. John Lewis will join other participants in the Freedom Ride movement, including Jim Zwerg, Rev. Solomon Seay, his colleague congressional colleague Rep. Artur Davis, State Sen. Quinton Ross, and other state and local officials to commemorate the 45th anniversary of this historic activism.
Congressman John Lewis joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to call for an end to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan responsible for the slaughter of thousands of innocent people, the raping of women and girls, the enslavement of 8000 Africans, and the displacement of millions of Sudanese citizens.