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February 28, 2017 Press Release

Yesterday’s evening news reported that 75 to 100 gravesites were desecrated this past weekend at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.  This followed a recent incident where 170 headstones were knocked off their foundations, cracked and damaged at another Jewish cemetery in Missouri. 

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis made this statement when he heard that the Special Master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to adjudicate Georgia’s water dispute with Florida ruled in Georgia’s favor.

February 7, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Social Security Representative Payee Program:


Good Morning.  Mr. Chairmen, thank you for holding today’s hearing.  I would also like to thank all the witnesses for being here today.

January 28, 2017 Press Release

After learning that four Georgia residents and about 40 other individuals were detained at the airport in Atlanta today, Rep. John Lewis made this statement:

January 19, 2017 Press Release

Freedom of speech and the right to openly disagree were enshrined in our Constitution by the founders of this nation because criticism and debate play a powerful and important role in a democratic society.  During the colonial period, English law specifically prohibited something called “seditious libel,” defined as speaking critically of the government or its officials.  Before 1700 in this co

January 3, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in protest against the House Republican changes to the rules:

Mr. Speaker,  I want to thank my friend, not just my colleague, but my classmate.  We came to this Congress together in 1987.  I want to thank you for your leadership, for never giving up, or giving in, but for keeping the faith.

December 13, 2016 Press Release

      As the cost of war skyrockets and its contribution to the federal deficit continues to increase, it is important that Americans fully understand where their tax dollars are spent and how they are spent.  This accounting is especially important as cuts are proposed to important safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security, as well as to services for the unemployed, elderly, women,