Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
Continuing Resolution H.R. 8337 provides funding for critical government programs through December 11th and extends vital health, surface transportation, and Veteran’s programs

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.

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
H.R. 991 extends the U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act through 2030

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) applauded the passage of H.R. 991, a bipartisan bill, she introduced to reauthorize the U.S. Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) until September 2030. The legislation passed the House by unanimous voice vote.

Sep 17, 2020 Press Release

Birmingham, AL- Yesterday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosted a special edition of her weekly Terri Talks to discuss the importance of Alabama District 7's participation in the 2020 Census with a panel of local officials including Alabama Partnership Coordinator for the U.S.

Sep 17, 2020 Press Release
“The Strength in Diversity Act” and “the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act” are the first bills to address school segregation passed on the House floor in nearly three decades.

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.

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release
H.R. 8015 provides critical funding to support 8,000 Alabama Postal Workers and protect the critical services that Americans rely on from the USPS

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted in favor of H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, which provides $25 billion in critical emergency funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain its high level of service.

Aug 10, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Sewell Will Host Her Annual Job Preparedness Event Virtually, Emphasizing the Skills Needed to Apply for Jobs Online
Birmingham, AL – Thursday, August 13, 2020, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) will host Project R.E.A.D.Y. (Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself), a series of three virtual workshops intended to prepare job seekers to apply for jobs during the age of COVID-19.
Aug 7, 2020 Press Release
Seven colleges throughout the district will receive federal funds for student support assistance in academic development
Birmingham, AL – Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced $3,504,985.00 in federal TRIO Grant funding for seven colleges and universities across Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
Jul 27, 2020 Press Release
The House passed a resolution today to rename H.R. 4 in Lewis’ honor
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent House Concurrent Resolution 107 to rename H.R. 4 the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020.
Jul 23, 2020 Press Release
Sewell calls for renaming of H.R. 4 in Lewis’ honor; for the Senate to take up and pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act
Washington, D.C. – In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday evening, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) honored the life and legacy of Rep. John Lewis (GA-05).
Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation passes the House by a vote of 305-113
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) praised the House passage of H.R. 7573, legislation to replace the bust in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the Dred Scott ruling in 1857 that upheld slavery, with one of Justice Thurgood Marshall, who fought for civil rights and equality as the Court’s first African-American justice.