Mar 24 2017
Mr. Speaker, I have said it time and time again -- health care is a right. It is not a privilege reserved for a wealthy few. For what does it profit this body to pass this bill and lose our soul? This bill is a shame. It is a disgrace.
Mar 24 2017 • The Washington Post
For the most part, Democrats have flown under the radar in this health-care debate, preferring to step back and let Republicans shoot themselves in their leather-soled feet. But on Friday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the most stirring speech givers in Congress, threw himself into the health-care debate in a big way.
Mar 16 2017
At no additional cost to taxpayers, this bill will create the first national, historic park in the state of Georgia. This small change will significantly improve the way the National Park Service preserves, shares, and presents the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mar 13 2017
Atlanta is the cradle of the Civil Rights movement, so it is only fitting that our city be home to the first African-American head of a Federal Reserve Bank.
Mar 11 2017 • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It was easy to be green Saturday in Atlanta, as revelers warmed up for St. Patrick’s Day with a parade on Peachtree Street in Midtown. The event began at noon with U.S. Rep. John Lewis as grand marshal.
Mar 03 2017
To mark tenth anniversary of the tragic Bluffton University bus crash on Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to the new Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, to continue their efforts to encourage the federal government to implement safety improvements to buses in America.
Feb 14 2017
As the dean of the Georgia delegation, I can say that the water crisis represents one instance where members have worked in a bipartisan fashion throughout the delegation and across party lines to help resolve the conflicts in this matter.
Jan 29 2017 • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
U.S. Rep. John Lewis...turned to a gathering crowd of activists and attorneys at the airport and declared: “Why don’t we just sit down and stay a while.”
Jan 28 2017
To treat as strangers these law-abiding immigrants, to whom we as a nation have seen fit to grant permanent status, is a stain on the integrity of our country and threatens the democratic principles this nation stands for.
Jan 21 2017 • The Atlanta Journal Constitution
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, whose feud with Donald Trump put Atlanta in the national spotlight, told thousands of marchers in his hometown on Saturday that they have a “moral mission and mandate to agitate.”