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John Lewis' Public Statements

Full Name: John R. Lewis
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lillian; 1 Child: John
Birth Date: 02/21/1940
Birth Place: Troy, AL
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
May 12, 2014 Rep. Lewis Says NRCC Deputy Chair Westmoreland Should Step Down from Benghazi Committee
May 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Provide Assistance to Government of Nigeria to Develop Specialized Units to Rescue Kidnapped Schoolgirls and Bring Boko Haram Leader to Justice
May 8, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Regarding Fair Housing
May 7, 2014 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - 2014 Tax Filing Season
May 7, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Condemns Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls
April 29, 2014 Gold Medal Technical Corrections Act of 2014
April 23, 2014 Letter to Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Department of Health and Human Services - Liver Transplant Decision
April 22, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Implement Conflict Minerals Rule After it is Upheld by District Court
April 21, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Implement Conflict Minerals Rule After it is Upheld by District Court
April 17, 2014 Rep. John Lewis on State Food Stamp Disbursement Problems
April 14, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Condemns Hate Killings in Kansas City
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
April 8, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Hails Senate Bipartisan Action to Extend Unemployment Insurance
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 3, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Says Government is Now Up for Sale
April 2, 2014 Georgia's House Delegation Urges Appropriators to Approve SHEP Funding
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mike Simpson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development of House Committee on Appropriations - SHEP Funding
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 20, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence
March 19, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewel, Secretary Department of the Interior - Maintain Critical Gray Wolf Protections
March 19, 2014 Letter to Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Boost Efforts on Life-limiting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 14, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation
March 13, 2014 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve - Focus on Full Employment
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 6, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Leads Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Mississippi and Selma
March 6, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget - Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse
Feb. 28, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Applauds My Brothers Keeper Initiative
Feb. 28, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Signs Discharge Petition to Raise Minimum Wage
Feb. 26, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3865, Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2804, All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2014; and Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules
Feb. 25, 2014 The Washington Post - Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Building Concession Workers in Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage
Feb. 5, 2014 Rep. John Lewis's Opening Statement at Oversight Hearing on IRS
Feb. 5, 2014 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - IRS Commissioner John Koskinen
Feb. 3, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Don't Squeeze Taxpayers with More Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship
Jan. 30, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Takes Issue with Farm Bill
Jan. 29, 2014 Rep. John Lewis on President Obama's State of the Union Address
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