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January 6, 2006 - Rhythm and Blues singer Lou Rawls died today in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer at the age of 72. The following are Rep. Lewis's remarks on the passing of this great artist.
January 31, 2006 - Congressman John Lewis made these comments when he learned of the death of Mrs. Coretta Scott King this morning:
January 30, 2006 - Rep. John Lewis was delighted to hear that the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution determined to follow the leading recommendation of the Presidential Commission to locate the site on the National Mall. Congressman Lewis worked for 15 years to gain passage of the bill that would authorize the museum.
January 25, 2006 - Atlanta, GA. - Congressman John Lewis, himself a former subject of unwarranted FBI surveillance as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and an outspoken critic of the recently revealed NSA domestic spying program, was highly critical of alleged covert Pentagon initiatives that targeted peace activists in Atlanta.
January 23, 2006 - Ford Motor Company announced today that it would lay off 25-30,000 workers in 14 plants across the country, including the auto assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia. Representative John Lewis made these comments after hearing the news:
January 18, 2006 - Washington, D.C. - Rep. John Lewis applauded the unveiling of the "Honest Leadership, Open Government" Act, an aggressive reform package developed to reverse the excesses of a Republican-dominated U.S. Congress and help restore public confidence in the integrity of the federal government.
January 13, 2006 - "As many celebrate the contributions of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr., there are some who question whether the vision that Dr. King so eloquently described is still alive today," said Rep. Lewis. "But the assassins of Martin Luther King, Jr. could not kill the dream of peace. They could not kill the dream of an open society.
January 13, 2006 - Rep. Lewis was invited to participate in the annual state observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service today at the State Capitol in Atlanta. He decided not to participate for the following reason: