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By Reps. Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) and John Lewis of Georgia (GA-05)
The NAACP's Alabama State Conference is preparing for this weekend's summit and rally titled "Restore Our Voting Rights" happening in Shelby County.
The gathering that happens from Friday through Sunday will address ongoing concerns by the organization and others stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision to eliminate certain protections in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
More than 132,000 Alabamians could lose their health insurance if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down subsidies offered in the federal health insurance exchange.
CHICAGO — She looked around and saw herself three decades ago, young and uncertain, from a part of town where success is a struggle, not a birthright. She knew what they had been through, what it was like to take the long way home to avoid gangs, what it was like when the family strained to make ends meet.
CHICAGO — Michelle Obama was on her old stomping ground this week, back on the South Side to give a commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School. It was especially personal.
Some members of Alabama's House delegation may be taking a stance Friday on a bill that paves the way for President Obama to get a massive trade agreement approved without having read the secret text of the potential deal between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.
Dozens of lawmakers are withholding their support for fast-track legislation ahead of a possible Thursday vote in the House — but their votes could be in play for the right deal.
U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, wrote a letter to House leaders on Tuesday urging them to adopt stronger protections for the steel industry as the House is expected to consider trade legislation impacting a proposed trade deal between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations later this week.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge will remain the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
An Alabama Senate resolution that would have renamed the Selma civil rights landmark died Thursday as the Legislature ended its 2015 regular session. The proposal was approved by the Senate Wednesday, but did not come out of a House committee for a vote.
Count U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, among those against the Alabama state Senate's push to rename the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.