“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, 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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Veterans Day will be observed on Saturday, November 11. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issues the following statement in recognition of the holiday:
BIRMINGHAM, AL - On Thursday, October 5, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) hosted the 2017 Veterans Resource Fair in Alabama's 7th Congressional District. The event provides assistance with issues unique to veterans including VA benefits, transportation resources, health screenings, housing options, mental health services, caregiver support, women’s services, career services, and more. Over 400 veterans, family members, and constituents attended the fair, along with over 25 resource groups and service officers who were onsite to help attendees.
It goes without saying that we are grateful and forever thankful for the privileges that we enjoy as a nation because of the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the call to serve in our armed forces, and for the families and communities that support them back home.
On Thursday, October 5, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host the 2017 Veterans Resource Fair in Alabama's 7th Congressional District. The event aims to connect veterans with jobs and training, help at federal agencies, and provide veterans with the opportunity to engage with their local community. Over 25 resource groups and service officers will be onsite to help attendees. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell, a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018:
Birmingham, AL – As America prepares on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the brave men and woman who laid down their lives in defense of this country, Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement recognizing their sacrifices:
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.