Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama



“As the daughter of two longtime educators, I know that education is the great equalizer. Education has been and continues to be the single best avenue into the middle class for individuals across my district.”

-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell 

A successful workforce starts with a solid education base.  As a product of public schools and the daughter of two educators, I know firsthand the difference that a strong education can make in achieving the American Dream, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic background.  Improving education can help break the cycle of poverty that affects families all across west Alabama. Children from every background and every walk of life deserve the right to reach their full potential.  With that in mind, we must expand our efforts to involve positive role models in the lives of our youth, we must enlist community and business leaders to go into our schools and deliver a message of commitment, responsibility, and hope and we must work to create jobs through innovation, education and training.  When our communities unify, our families are strengthened, economic opportunities are created and our children are better prepared for the future.

Check back in the coming week for updates concerning my work and views on education.
For more information in the meantime, please contact my Washington, DC office
I look forward to your feedback.
Thank you.


More on Education

Sep 26, 2022 Press Release

Birmingham, AL – Today, during press conferences in Birmingham and Bessemer, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced millions in grant funding from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) for job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

Sep 20, 2022 Press Release

Tuscaloosa, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million grant to Stillman College in Tuscaloosa to support development of a cybersecurity and information technology training center. The center will work to meet local employers’ existing and future workforce needs and is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 100 jobs, and generate $1 million in private investment.

Sep 13, 2022 Page

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a Student Debt Relief Plan that includes one-time student loan debt relief targeted to low- and middle-income families. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will provide up to $20,000 in debt relief to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt relief to non-Pell Grant recipients. Borrowers with loans held by ED are eligible for this relief if their individual income is less than $125,000 (or $250,000 for households).

Aug 24, 2022 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s announcement to provide student loan relief to middle and working class families who need it most:

Jul 20, 2022 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to invest in Alabama families and the American economy with government funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. This legislation will support our neighbors and families, create good-paying jobs, and protect Alabamians’ health and well-being. Within this package, Rep. Sewell secured millions in funding for local community projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. It will now make its way to the U.S. Senate.

Jul 8, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the National Park Service (NPS) will award $2.5 million to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Alabama. The funding will be used to preserve historic structures on the campuses of Alabama State University, Miles College, Selma University, Alabama A&M University, and Stillman College.

Mar 10, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of tomorrow’s one-year anniversary of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the landmark law has delivered nearly $800 million to 70 colleges and universities in Alabama in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These investments are helping make institutions of higher education—especially community colleges—more affordable, while ensuring Alabama students stay on track to graduate.

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep.

Oct 7, 2021 Press Release

Birmingham, AL - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced $1,100,000 in TRIO Grant funding for the University of Alabama at Birmingham from the United States Department of Education. This funding is a part of the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program, designed to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunities for academic development as they seek higher education. 

Oct 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that schools and libraries in Alabama’s 7th District can apply now through October 13th for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Connectivity Fund to increase broadband services.