“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, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to strengthen protections for consumers by passing H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. This critical bill restores the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to go to court to get victimized consumers and businesses their money back from scammers and other lawbreakers after the Supreme Court gutted the agency’s authority earlier this year. The bill passed in the House of Representatives amid a surge in scams and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) is encouraging hardworking families to be on the lookout for monthly payments from the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning July 15th through December. 43,700 hard-working households, covering 93.5% of all children in Alabama’s 7th District, could get up to $300 per month per child July-December and even more after filing their taxes next year.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced the inclusion of funding for seven member designated projects in Alabama’s 7th District in the INVEST in America Act which passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday in a vote of 221 to 201. This $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill would create good-paying jobs to rebuild and reimagine America’s surface transportation infrastructure, with investments in roads, bridges, transit, rail, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that her bill, H.R. 3745, the Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act, was included in House Democrats’ INVEST in America Act which passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would establish a grant program under the Clean Water Act, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to help low and moderate income households connect their homes to existing wastewater infrastructure or install or upgrade individually owned decentralized wastewater systems.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced over $7 million in federal funding for Head Start programs serving Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. This funding will allow Head Start programs to continue preparing Alabama children for success and will grow our economy by helping caregivers get back to work knowing their children are safe and cared for.
Washington, D.C. – This Congress, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Buddy Carter (GA-01), introduced H.R. 4210, the Disaster Reforestation Act of 2021. This legislation would help family and private timber growers recover from the loss of timber destroyed by natural disasters and reforest their lands.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced bipartisan legislation to boost post-graduation scholarships and strengthen workforce recruitment in rural America. The Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act of 2021 would amend the Internal Revenue Service Code to exclude certain post-graduation scholarship grants from being treated as gross income which will alleviate student loan debt, help businesses attract and recruit talent, and boost economic growth in local communities.
Bessemer, AL — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) continued her American Rescue Plan District Tour with a stop at Bessemer City Hall to highlight the direct relief that the City of Bessemer and Bessemer City Schools will receive from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Thanks to this historic legislation, the City of Bessemer will receive over $13.97 million in funding and Bessemer City Schools will receive over $15.91 million.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced more than $163 million in emergency funding for colleges and universities in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions recover from the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their education.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced her introduction of H.R. 2944, the Reducing the Maximum Service Requirement for Long-term Part-time Workers to Make Elective Deferrals to 401(k) Plans Act. The bill would allow for part-time employees to begin saving for retirement sooner by reducing the number of years of service required to make retirement contributions. H.R.