Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Sep 18, 2019 Press Release
Sewell optimistic about bipartisan passage of critical defense spending bill, Military Widow’s Tax elimination
Washington, D.C. – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) to serve on a conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) late Tuesday.
Sep 17, 2019 Press Release
The National Park Service has allocated nearly $3.4 million in federal grants for civil rights preservation projects across Alabama’s 7th Congressional District
Alabama – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) was thrilled to announce that the National Park Service has recently awarded $3.396 million to fund the preservation of ten civil rights preservation projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
Aug 15, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement Thursday after the Government of Israel announced its decision to prevent Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country:
Aug 14, 2019 Press Release
Delta Regional Authority invests in Opportunity Alabama, a non-profit that supports investing in opportunity zones
Black Belt, Alabama – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today the Delta Regional Authority has recently awarded $127,877 to Opportunity Alabama in support of rural revitalization and development in opportunity zones across the Black Belt.
Aug 8, 2019 Press Release
Rule would strip SNAP benefits from an estimated 3.1 million Americans
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led a group if 19 Senators and 120 U.S. Representatives urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to rescind his department’s “disastrous rule” to restrict Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for an estimated 3.1 million Americans.
Aug 2, 2019 Press Release
Early estimates indicate that Alabama’s hospitals could gain over $43 million under the new rule in the first year of implementation, $9.5 million of which would go to hospitals in Alabama’s 7th District
Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it has finalized changes under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to increase Medicare reimbursement rates for Alabama’s hospitals by addressing longstanding disparities in the Medicare Area Wage Index formula.
Aug 2, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Chair of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Defense and Warfighter Support, returned from a congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Ghana to hold high-level discussions with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghanaian Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials and visit U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Italy.
Jul 26, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and one of nine Democratic Members of Congress chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate improvements of U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, released the following statement today following the working group’s meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer:
Jul 25, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 3967 will save Alabama taxpayers money by expanding bank-qualified bonds
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), a former bond lawyer, and Tom Reed (NY-23), both members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, introduced the Municipal Bond Market Support Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to help local governments, non-profits, schools, hospitals, universities and other entities reduce costs associated with infrastructure and development projects.
Jul 24, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence interviewed Special Counsel Robert Mueller about his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.