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

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted in favor of the Updated Heroes Act, House Democrats’ latest legislation to address the ongoing needs that have resulted from the COVID-19 public health crisis. This bill reflects current negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, as well as needs that have risen since the original Heroes Act passed the House of Representatives in May 2020.

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sewell voted in support of the continuing resolution legislation H.R. 8337, which provides for the continuation of funding for the programs contained in the 12 annual appropriation acts for FY2020. The bill passed the House in a final vote of 359-57-1.


Sep 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC- This week, Congresswoman Terri Sewell voted in favor of H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act of 2020 and H.R. 2574, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (EIEA).  The Strength in Diversity Act passed the House of Representatives 248-167 on Tuesday and the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (EIEA) passed 232-188 on Wednesday.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House passed bipartisan government funding legislation to delay another government shutdown until December 7, combining a short term discretionary stopgap bill with full discretionary spending for the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. The funding package includes provisions which would provide loan flexibility for struggling Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and address regional disparities in Medicare reimbursement policies. Congresswoman Terri A.

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 6486, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to exclude certain post-graduation scholarship grants from being treated as gross income and, in turn, help recruit professionals into the workforce, help alleviate student loan debt, and promote economic growth in communities. This legislation would create parity for student loan payments with how scholarship payments made by foundations are currently treated under the tax code.

Nov 28, 2017 Press Release

Montgomery, AL – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to both public and private high school students throughout the 7th Congressional District, as well as home-schooled high school students. The winner will receive two free round-trip airfare tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend an official reception honoring the winners from all the congressional districts around the country. In addition, their artwork will be showcased in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Public Funds for Public Schools Act (H.R. 4269), a bill which would close a tax loophole that diverts resources away from public schools and allows the wealthy to turn a profit on donations to private school voucher organizations. Each year, wealthy donors use tuition tax credits to divert an estimated $1 billion in taxpayer funding to private and often unaccountable schools. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) is an original co-sponsor of the Public Funds for Public Schools Act.

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) took a tour of Miles College in Fairfield in honor of National Historically Black College and University (HBCUs) Week. During the tour the Congresswoman met with Miles College president, Dr. George T. French and a group of Miles College students to discuss the importance of HBCUs. National HBCU week runs from Sunday, September 17 through September 23, 2017.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives adopted an amendment by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) prohibiting federal grant funding from going to child care centers with a record of injury or death due to health or safety violations. The amendment’s adoption follows the death of five-year-old Kamden Johnson at an Alabama day care center. Rep. Sewell’s amendment was attached to a package of appropriations bills expected to pass the House this week.

Aug 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced her participation in the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Through the CAC, students in Alabama’s 7th District will code original mobile, web, or desktop apps for the chance to be selected for recognition, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.