Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Economy

Economy

“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 


Check back in the coming week for updates concerning my work and views on the economy.  

For more information in the meantime, please contact my Washington, DC office
 
I look forward to your feedback.
 
Thank you.
 

More on Economy

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 18, the House of Representatives passed the Taxpayer First Act, a legislative package which strengthens transparency and accountability at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and improves taxpayer services. The bill includes a provision proposed by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) originally introduced as the Preserving Taxpayers' Rights Act. Rep. Sewell voted for the underlying bill when it passed the House in a bipartisan vote.

Jan 30, 2018 Speech

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Rep. Sewell delivered her State of the District Address for Alabama's 7th District. A transcript of Rep. Sewell's speech is available below and video is available here

Thank you all for joining me today.

To my constituents, to Alabama’s state and local elected officials, and to my district’s many community leaders, I am honored to be before you today to report on the state of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

Jan 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 27 and 28, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will attend the 6th round of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Montreal. NAFTA, which governs trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has a substantial impact on Alabama’s economy. Canada is Alabama’s largest export market, and Mexico is Alabama’s 4th largest export market.

Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted again on Republican tax legislation which will add $1.5 trillion to the national debt. The tax bill which passed on Tuesday violated procedural rules in the Senate, forcing revisions in the tax bill before the legislation was brought back to the House for a final vote.

Watch Rep. Sewell’s speech on Tuesday opposing the GOP tax bill in the House of Representatives

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the House passed the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 1699) in a bipartisan vote. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is the lead Democratic co-sponsor and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) is the lead Republican sponsor on the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act.

Nov 16, 2017 Video

Rep. Sewell makes floor remarks during debate on the GOP tax bill. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed Republican tax legislation which will add $1.7 trillion to the national debt according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. Analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows that 36 million middle-class and working families, or more than one out of every four taxpayers nationally, will experience a tax increase under the tax bill by 2027.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed Republican tax legislation which will add $1.7 trillion to the national debt according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. Analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows that 36 million middle-class and working families, or more than one out of every four taxpayers nationally, will experience a tax increase under the tax bill by 2027.

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Republican tax bill after just four days of markup. During markup, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) offered three historically bipartisan amendments. All Democratic amendments, including the three offered by Rep. Sewell, were rejected without a single Republican vote. The tax bill passed the Committee by a 24-16 vote, without any bipartisan changes allowed by Republicans.

Nov 8, 2017 Press Release

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Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

SUMMARY

On Tuesday, the House Ways & Means Committee continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell Republican tax bill. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) offered an amendment creating a tax credit encouraging employers to offer apprenticeships and to hire workers who have completed their training. Democrats also offered amendments restoring the adoption tax credit, creating parity in state and local tax credit for businesses and individuals, and more. All seven amendments offered by Democrats on Tuesday were rejected by Republicans on a party-line vote.