With no spending bill, the government shut down at midnight on Friday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday at midnight, the government shut down after the Republican-controlled Congress failed to pass a spending bill. Until Congress passes legislation to fund the government, most federal agencies will remain closed, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed, and many basic government services will be unavailable.
House passes one-month government funding extension without extending expired Medicare programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives considered passage of a one-month continuing resolution (CR), the fourth short-term CR in five months.
Members of Congress condemn Trump for racist, hateful comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined nearly 150 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution censuring President Trump for racist remarks he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan meeting on January 11, 2018.
The trail allows people to explore the destinations important to the Civil Rights Movement through 14 States
Birmingham, AL – On Martin Luther King Day, Governor Kay Ivey announced Alabama’s participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Trail that includes more than 130 historic sites, through 14 states. The sites highlight major events in the civil rights movement and Alabama has the largest number of sites on the trail.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address on Friday. In this week’s address, Rep. Sewell remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urges congressional action addressing inequality in America today. Rep. Sewell also condemns the GOP tax bill for failing working American families.
Toyota Mazda to open $1.6 billion plant in Alabama, create 4,000 jobs
Birmingham, AL – On Tuesday, Toyota and Mazda announced that it will build a $1.6 billion automobile manufacturing plant in Limestone County. The plant is the fourth auto manufacturing plant in Alabama.
House passes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in bipartisan vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a bill reauthorizing critical intelligence laws which allow for the collection of information against foreign targets while providing robust privacy and transparency protections for U.S. citizens. Congresswoman Terri A.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama and the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia prepare to compete in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) and Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) have made a friendly wager on which team will win the national title.
President’s Voter Fraud Commission disbanded
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order dissolving his controversial voter fraud commission.