“We must never forget the precious gift of freedom that is preserved because of the dedication and courage of our nation’s service members. We owe them a debt of gratitude.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1367, a bill to improve hiring and retention practices for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The House voted to include an amendment offered by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) encouraging the VA Secretary to select eligible employees for its Fellowship Program who represent rural areas in order to alleviate the systemic burdens of rural healthcare workforce shortages. Rep. Sewell’s amendment and the underlying bill passed in bipartisan votes.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell applauded the unanimous passage of H.R. 431, a bipartisan bill she introduced to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the brave Foot Soldiers whose perilous journey from Selma to Montgomery led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. This holiday will be observed on Monday, November 11:
On Veterans Day, we pause to pay tribute to every service member who has answered the call to protect our democracy. Across every generation, their courage has never wavered. For that, we owe our nation’s veterans and their families a debt of gratitude.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding FY2013 Continuing Resolution, Defense and Military Construction/VA Appropriations Bills:
WASHINGTON, DC– Tomorrow, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will be joined by Bessemer, AL native and Tuskegee Airmen honoree Mrs. Beatrice Price to attend President Obama’s State of the Union Address. For four years from 1944 to 1948, Mrs. Price was assigned to the Tuskegee Airmen as a nurse. For her exemplary courage and service to the Tuskegee Airmen unit, Mrs. Price was honored along with the Tuskegee Pilots and received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Congresswoman Sewell presented the medal to Mrs.
Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. The holiday will be observed on Sunday, November 11: