Washington, D.C. – On Friday, May 11, 2018, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) introduced the Jobs and Justice Act, a comprehensive bill to increase upward social mobility of African Americans and to help ensure equal protection under the law.
Upon introduction of this bill, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made the following statement:
It is a sad and dark hour for our nation and the global family. This administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a major blow to all those working to bring peace to the world community. Never before has the credibility of the United States been so undermined by a gross failure to honor our commitments.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting the Taxpayer First Act, a bipartisan bill to modernize the IRS that he introduced with Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, made the following statement supporting H.R.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman John Lewis, ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Committee on Ways and Means, and Congressman George Holding (R-NC) introduced H.R.
Washington, D.C.—Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the passing of Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY):
“My heart is broken. Louise was more than a colleague; she was my classmate and my friend. We took the oath of office together in January 1987 and served side-by-side for more than 30 years.
ATLANTA—Representative John Lewis made the following remarks upon hearing of the death of Reverend Billy Graham:
“Billy Graham was a noble man — a true servant of God; he had the ability to speak truth to power. He was like a shepherd looking over the flock of humankind. He was a man of hope, a man of faith—a man of love, and he will be sorely missed.
ATLANTA — Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the Republican House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s unprecedented decision to release a classified memo regarding a current and ongoing investigation:
During a federal government shutdown, authorities will still enforce laws, respond to emergencies, and maintain our nation’s defense; however, a shutdown will significantly affect our daily lives.
WASHINGTON – Today, H.R. 267, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act, will become Public Law. Four years ago, Congressman Lewis first introduced legislation to create what will be Georgia’s first National Historical Park. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on March 15, 2017, and the U.S.