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John Lewis' Public Statements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 5, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Date Title
Jan. 8, 2018 Lewis Statement on H.R. 267, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, and the Hon. Maria Cantwell - Move Central High Bill
May 25, 2017 Action for National Service Reintroduced
May 23, 2017 Cotton, Leahy, Lewis, and Hill Introduce Legislation to Expand Border of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
March 16, 2017 Rep. John Lewis on Expansion of MLK Historic Site to National Park
Dec. 12, 2016 Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress
Sept. 28, 2016 Introduction of a Resolution Commemorating the Opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
Sept. 24, 2016 Rep. John Lewis' Remarks at the Dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Sept. 22, 2016 Introduction of A Resolution Commemorating the Opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
Aug. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify Records of the Disappeared in El Salvador Civil War
May 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Antiquities Act Protection for FY 2017
Feb. 24, 2016 Rep. John Lewis Bill Creates Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park
Feb. 24, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2016
Dec. 1, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Pays Tribute to the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' Bus Protest
Dec. 1, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Commemorates World AIDS Day by Encouraging Testing
July 23, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Notify Same-Sex Couples of Social Security Eligibility
July 9, 2015 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 6, 21st Century Cures Act
July 9, 2015 Calvert Amendment
April 7, 2015 MSNBC "Rachel Maddow Show"- Transcript: Civil Rights Movement
April 4, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Honors Martin Luther King Jr. On the Anniversary of his Death
March 31, 2015 Rep. John Lewis Commemorates Cesar Chavez Day
March 8, 2015 NBC News "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Civil Rights and Resegregation
Dec. 1, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Commemorates 59 Years since Montgomery Bus Boycott
Oct. 23, 2014 Tribute to Legendary Post Editor Ben Bradlee
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. 17, 2014 Re-Designating the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Into a National Historic Park
Sept. 11, 2014 Rep. John Lewis on the Anniversary of 9/11
June 26, 2014 CNN "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees" - Transcript: Affordable Care Act
June 20, 2014 Rep. John Lewis 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Lives of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner
June 16, 2014 Rep. John Lewis Supports Pres. Obama's Action on ENDA
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior - Conserve National Treasures Using Antiquities Act
Aug. 25, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: 50 Years After the March on Washington
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson - National Endowment for the Arts Funding
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran - National Endowment for the Humanities Funding
Feb. 27, 2013 Rep. John Lewis on Unveiling of Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol
Jan. 15, 2013 Rep. John Lewis Helps Read Constitution
April 4, 2012 Representative John Lewis Marks Anniversary of King's Death
Feb. 27, 2012 Congressman Cantor Announces Bipartisan Initiative To Preserve Testimonies From Landmark Civil Rights Events
Oct. 16, 2011 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript
July 4, 2011 Rep. John Lewis Celebrates 4th of July and the Power of the American Dream
May 6, 2011 Letter to Chairman Mica, Ranking Member Rahall, Chairman Duncan and Ranking Member DeFazio
Jan. 18, 2011 Authorizing Use of Capitol Rotunda for 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Inagural Address
Jan. 13, 2010 Honoring The Life And Work Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oct. 15, 2009 20th Anniversary Of The Vision Of A Thousand "Points Of Light''
Sept. 29, 2009 Honoring The Life And Works Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Sept. 29, 2009 United States Civil Rights Trail Special Resource Study Act Of 2009
June 18, 2009 Lewis, Lincoln Continue Work to Honor Enslaved African Americans' Role in Capitol's Construction
June 10, 2009 Representative John Lewis On The Shooting At The Holocaust Memorial Museum
May 12, 2009 Rep. John Lewis Witnesses Obama Sign Bill to Preserve Civil Rights History
March 19, 2009 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Ways and Means Committee - The Troubled Asset Relief Program: Oversight of Federal Borrowing and the Use of Federal Monies
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