Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Press Releases

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
Hearing co-hosted by CBC, CHC, and CAPAC, examines minority voter access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 27, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) led a voting rights hearing to examine a recent report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) on minority access to voting.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
House passes spending package averting government shutdown, with support for HBCUs and rural hospitals included

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House passed bipartisan government funding legislation to delay another government shutdown until December 7, combining a short term discretionary stopgap bill with full discretionary spending for the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

Sep 24, 2018 Press Release
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Co-Host Voting Rights Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 27, Members of Congress will participate in a hearing with commissioners from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) to discuss USCCR’s recently released report on the state of voting rights in the United States.

Sep 17, 2018 Press Release
Investment will improve Myrtlewood’s public water system

MYRTLEWOOD, AL – On Monday, September 17, Myrtlewood was awarded more than $1.7 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program. The grant will be used to improve public water systems in the area and to create a more efficient operations system for the town’s more than 2,000 residents.

Sep 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.On Wednesday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) released a new report which examines the state of voting rights in the United States.

Aug 30, 2018 Press Release

MONTGOMERY, AL – On Thursday, Alabama State University (ASU) inducted its 15th President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr.

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
Tour with Rep. Sewell, Mayor Woodfin, local lawmakers, and EPA is open to press

BIRMINGHAM, AL - On Wednesday, August 22, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell will join EPA officials and state and local lawmakers for a tour of Birmingham’s 35th Avenue site designated for EPA cleanup through the agency’s Superfund program. The tour of the EPA Superfund cleanup will be open to press.

Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Challenge allows middle school and high school students to compete against their peers by creating an app on the platform of their choice

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Monday, August 13, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced her participation in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, opening the challenge to all middle school and high school students in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

Aug 10, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Rooney, Gowdey, Himes, and Sewell introduce bill to strengthen election infrastructure against cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, four members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) introduced the Secure Elections Act, which would provide local communities and state governments with the resources needed to strengthen election systems against cyberattacks. The bill was introduced by Reps.

Aug 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, August 6, marks the 53rd anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The VRA, which passed after the Selma to Montgomery marches exposed the brutality of voter suppression in the South, abolished discriminatory voting practices and required federal oversight of election changes in areas with a history of voter discrimination.