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John Lewis' Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 5, Democratic
Date Title
June 9, 2017 Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To End Discrimination Against Potential LGBT Adoptive and Foster Parents Based on Their Sexual Orientation; Open More Loving Homes To Children Being Left Behind
Feb. 7, 2017 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee and Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lewis, Hearing on Representative Payee Program
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Presidential Pardons for DACA Recipients.
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Families
Nov. 4, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Albert Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., Chairperson, U.S. Preventative Services Task Force - Concerns Regarding the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's Decision on Autisim Screenings
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
July 23, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Notify Same-Sex Couples of Social Security Eligibility
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality
June 26, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 10, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate HELP Committee - Every Child Achieves Act
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
Feb. 26, 2015 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 5, Student Success Act
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, Allan Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Gerry Bettman, Commissioner of the Natural Hockey League, and Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer - Responding to and Preventing Violent Crimes
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Sept. 18, 2014 In Support of the National Parents Corps Act of 2014
June 12, 2014 Introduction of the National Nonviolence Week Resolution
May 30, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
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
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
Feb. 28, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Applauds My Brothers Keeper Initiative
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Deportations Now
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Families
July 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Support for the Release of DREAM Activists
June 27, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Says DOMA Decision Is A Victory for Equality
June 4, 2013 Letter to the State Child Welfare Administrators - Encourage States to Let Foster Kids Be Kids
May 31, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Russian Adoptions
May 16, 2013 The Introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act
May 8, 2013 Sen. Gillibrand, Reps. Lewis and Ros-Lehtinen Bill Helps Solve Foster Care Adoption Crisis
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Supporting Workers' Rights
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Crime and Public Safety
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Children, Women and Families
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 24, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Call for Extension of EITC, CTC and AOTC
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
July 20, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - S.598, The Respect for Marriage Act: Assessing the Impact of DOMA on American Families
July 20, 2011 Rep. John Lewis Testifies Before Senate In Support of Freedom to Marry
Nov. 19, 2009 Opening Statement Of Chairman John Lewis At Joint Hearing On Food Banks
Nov. 19, 2009 Opening Statement Of Chairman John Lewis At Joint Hearing On Food Banks
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