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).
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.
Jul 21, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Ron Kind (WI-03), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Ensuring Parity in MA for Audio-Only Telehealth Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees who cannot access the video component during telehealth visits are able to access care through audio visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 18, 2020 Press Release
Alabama’s 7th Congressional District Mourns the Loss of Iconic Civil Rights Leader Representative John Lewis
“My heart breaks for the passing of my dear friend and mentor Congressman John Lewis, but my spirit soars for an angel walked among us and we were all touched by his greatness. He forever changed Selma and this nation. May we finish his life’s work and restore the Voting Rights Act.
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
Rev. C.T. Vivian was an instrumental leader in the Civil Rights Movement, a minister and key strategist for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Birmingham, AL – Today, with a heavy heart, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) mourns the passing of Rev. C.T. Vivian, an unparalleled organizer, pastor and activist whose leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, and especially in Selma, helped to push our nation forward, and led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Jul 8, 2020 Press Release
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded millions in funding for programs aimed at assisting justice-involved individuals in gaining meaningful employment
Birmingham, AL – Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced $4 million in federal grant funding to be awarded to the Dannon Project through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Pathway Home grant program which focuses on assisting justice involved individuals with community re-entry and employment.
H.R. 1425 would build on the success of the Affordable Care Act, increasing health insurance coverage and reducing health inequities
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted in favor of H.R.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) spoke at a press conference this morning with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn to highlight the 7th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision and to reflect on the state of voting rights in America.
Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 236-181 H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, the first-ever bold, comprehensive legislation designed to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our communities.