Ways and Means Committee passes the Republican tax bill on party-line vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Republican tax bill after just four days of markup. During markup, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) offered three historically bipartisan amendments. All Democratic amendments, including the three offered by Rep. Sewell, were rejected without a single Republican vote.
Legislation closes loophole allowing donors to profit from private school donations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Public Funds for Public Schools Act (H.R. 4269), a bill which would close a tax loophole that diverts resources away from public schools and allows the wealthy to turn a profit on donations to private school voucher organizations.
Rep. Sewell and the Ways and Means Committee begin consideration of the GOP Tax Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, November 6, the House Committee on Ways and Means began consideration of the GOP tax bill with debate over bill content, amendments, and final passage scheduled through Thursday, November 9.
House reauthorizes CHIP at the expense of Medicare, other health programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, November 3, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), offsetting the reauthorization with cuts to Medicare, the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and other health programs. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) voted against the bill when it passed by a 242 to 174 vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced tax legislation that would provide large tax cuts favoring special interests and wealthy individuals.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the national health care open enrollment period begins, enabling people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace to shop for coverage for 2018. The federal open enrollment period runs from November 1st through December 15th.
The Secretary of State is recommending the prosecution of nearly 700 voters in connection to September’s Primary Runoff Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 31, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) sent a letter to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, urging him not to pursue prosecution of nearly 700 crossover voters.