“We must work diligently to address the immediate economic problems we face while laying out a long-term plan that ensures future economic growth through wise investments in education, workforce development and job creation.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the President released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal with massive cuts to science, agricultural, and jobs programs, as well as other institutions central to Alabama’s economy. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
Congresswoman Terri Sewell issued the following statement after speaking with Walmart executives about the pending closure of the Walmart Supercenter in Fairfield, Alabama:
Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell voted for the passage of the Omnibus Appropriations bill:
Congresswoman Terri Sewell voted against the so-called Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, saying the massive tax bill would increase the federal deficit by $622 billion over the next 10 years.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell issued the following statement after voting in support of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
“Congress cannot continue to govern crisis-by-crisis. Few in Congress want to repeat the costly 2013 government shutdown, and thankfully today’s vote reflected that.
Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell reiterated her support for President Obama’s trade agenda, and voted for a second time to give President Obama the authority he needs to negotiate agreements that expand fair trade.
“I continue to believe that President Obama should be given the same trade promotion authority as past Presidents. I trust that President Obama will do right by the American people, and the people of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. President Obama has our backs, and we should have his.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell urged House Leadership to adopt stronger trade enforcement laws to protect the American steel industry as a part of the trade legislation lawmakers are expected to vote on this week.
U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, wrote a letter to House leaders on Tuesday urging them to adopt stronger protections for the steel industry as the House is expected to consider trade legislation impacting a proposed trade deal between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations later this week. The congresswoman said the protections are contingent on whether she will vote in favor of the potential agreement and related legislation that gives the president fast-track authority to approve trade deals.
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Terri Sewell will soon introduce legislation to better protect consumers as a follow-up to President Obama’s March visit to Birmingham where he outlined the stronger need for payday lending requirements.
Today, Congresswoman Sewell outlined the urgent need for reform on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. A video of her speech is available online at https://sewell.house.gov/media-center/videos. Below is the text of her floor speech:
Thank you Mr./Madam Speaker,
(Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama blasted Republican budget plans as a give-away to the wealthy and highlighted new regulations on payday loans as one of the ways his administration is trying to protect middle-income Americans.
As the Senate was voting on a fiscal 2016 spending plan in Washington, Obama told an audience in Birmingham, Alabama, on Thursday that Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, are proposing budgets that are “full of tax cuts for folks at the top.”