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John Lewis' Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
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
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
March 13, 2014 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve - Focus on Full Employment
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Jan. 29, 2014 Rep. John Lewis on President Obama's State of the Union Address
Jan. 8, 2014 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript: Minimum Wages and Low Income Assistance
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 3, 2013 Rep. John Lewis on Possible Exhaustion of Fulton County Energy Assistance Funds
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - SNAP Funding
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Kingston, Ranking Member DeLauro, Chairman Latham, Ranking Member Pastor - Programs that Aim to Eliminate Poverty Funding
April 12, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Proposes HHS Adjustment for Hospitals Serving Low-Income Patients
March 18, 2013 Sequestration Cuts Harming Americans
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to House and Senate Leadership - Unemployment
July 24, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Call for Extension of EITC, CTC and AOTC
July 18, 2012 Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out Against Repeal of Healthcare Reform
April 18, 2012 Representative John Lewis Says Republican Cuts to Social Safety Net Are Heartless, Not Fiscally Sound
Dec. 13, 2011 Rep. John Lewis Presses For Clean, Straightforward Extension to U.I.
Dec. 12, 2011 Hearing of the House Rules Committee - H.R. 3630, The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
Nov. 16, 2011 Unemployment Insurance Extension
Nov. 16, 2011 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act
July 15, 2011 Cicilline to Leader Pelosi: Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits
April 15, 2011 Rep. John Lewis Sponsors Financial Literacy Bill
April 7, 2011 Rep. John Lewis on Impact of Government Shutdown
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Aug. 10, 2010 Representative John Lewis Celebrates the Passage of Jobs Bill
July 30, 2010 Extend Unemployment Benefits Now
July 1, 2010 Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010
June 29, 2010 House Disappoints by Failing to Pass Extension of Emergency Unemployment Benefits
May 28, 2010 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
Feb. 2, 2010 Rep. Lewis Wants Cash Back For Citizens Paying High Credit Card Interest
Nov. 19, 2009 Opening Statement Of Chairman John Lewis At Joint Hearing On Food Banks
June 12, 2008 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
June 11, 2008 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
April 15, 2008 Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008
March 28, 2007 Katrina Housing Tax Relief Act of 2007
Feb. 27, 2007 Reps. John Lewis with Ramstad, Boucher and Miller Lead Effort to Repeal Luxury Tax
Feb. 16, 2007 Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007
Jan. 10, 2007 Rep. John Lewis on Speaks on Raising Minimum Wage
Jan. 10, 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007
May 10, 2006 Conference Report on H.R. 4297, Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005
April 6, 2006 Announcement by the Acting Chairman
March 29, 2006 College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005
March 6, 2006 Rep. Tierney Calls for CSBG Program Funding
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Children, Women and Families
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Jobs and Unemployment
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Poverty
Issue Position: Unemployment
Issue Position: Children, Youth, and Families
Issue Position: Poverty & Homelessness
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